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Thermal paste touching 1 pin

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January 10, 2014 6:31:58 AM



Some thermal paste got on the corner of my 8350 because I put too much on. It's only touching one pin, should I worry? Should I/how do I clean it?
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January 10, 2014 6:35:20 AM

I wouldn't try to clean it since there is such a big risk that you might bend a pin. Ive dropped a little piece of dry thermal paste in my cpu socket and i just turned my motherboard upside down and it fell out. My best advice is try turning on the computer because 1 bent piece and you're screwed
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January 10, 2014 6:38:09 AM

is it worth saying that i had bent all the pins on 2 sides of a phenom II black to 45% some years back and managed to straighten them back with a small needle and it's still working ok today.
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January 10, 2014 6:41:27 AM

laviniuc said:
is it worth saying that i had bent all the pins on 2 sides of a phenom II black to 45% some years back and managed to straighten them back with a small needle and it's still working ok today.


i wouldnt risk it.
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January 10, 2014 6:44:19 AM

i'm just saying a bent pin isn't the end of the world for the cpu... probably best not to risk, yes
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