Thermal paste touching 1 pin



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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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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