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Spilled thermal compound on motherboard and cpu

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December 24, 2013 2:05:20 PM

Hey guys, i f'ed up lol. I spilled the thermal compound(CM IC Essential E1) on underneath my cpu(the pins) and on my motherboard(where the pins go in to) Will this break my CPU and/or Mobo? or is the thermal compound resistant to that?
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December 24, 2013 2:13:25 PM

Get some rubbing alcohol and use a cotton swab to get out as much of it as you can.
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December 24, 2013 2:17:46 PM

Blaise170 said:
Get some rubbing alcohol and use a cotton swab to get out as much of it as you can.


What if i don't have that atm?
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December 24, 2013 2:26:51 PM

You can damage your motherboard and CPU by leaving it on. If it is electrically conductive (i.e. Arctic Silver), it could be even more damaging.
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December 24, 2013 2:33:42 PM

Blaise170 said:
You can damage your motherboard and CPU by leaving it on. If it is electrically conductive (i.e. Arctic Silver), it could be even more damaging.


The grease i bought is electrically non conductive, is that good?
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