Now before you laugh, I did it accidentally while cleaning the old grease off. I cleaned it all with some rubbing alcohol and there are no visible signs of grease anywhere on the processor now. Is this going to cause any problems?
Keep cleaning the Connectors(if there are any visible signs left), as long as there isn't any visible Compound left then you should be good, and make sure that the thermal compound isn't smeared allowing any two pins to connect any way.
LOL Should have told the guy to put it in the dishwasher, set it to pots!
As long as its shiny and u can see no traces of the stuff u should be ok.
U can always just run it thru a rinse cycle to be safe
Don't forget to check your mobo cpu socket for compound that could possibly carry current across the pins and connectors. You could put the whole board in the dishwasher. Just make sure you use the "program" cycle