Hi, I was installing my Hyper 212 Evo when i put to much thermal paste on, In my haste to stop it coming out, i moved it over my motherboard and got a tiny bit on the board, I hastily removed it with an ear bud, But there were these TINY indents to the right of the socket, Which had a even smaller amount of grey on them, I tried removing it though and it would come off with an ear bud, Is it thermal paste?
Also i scraped some off with a credit card and there is now a thick, tripe of themal paste across approximately 1/3rd of the cpu, I have tried spreading it out more with a credit card but it won't spread, Should i remove it with 99% Isopropic alcohol and do it again or just but the cooler on?
Should i be fine to carry on or will it blow the board?
(I used the thermal paste with the Evo?
i would clean it off and start fresh (grain of rice method) clean as much off the board as you possibly can, all thermal compounds are practically the same maybe 1 or 2 degrees different the stuff that comes with the cooler will do just fine