I actually removed the actual face of the socket and noticed some paste where the cpu pins fit, it is literally impossible for me to clean them out unless I use compressed air or something like that, what do you guys think?? Could it be the actual board shorting out or the cpu?
Extra small cotton buds and alcohol (for cleaning), trying this boozed up would be fun, but not a good idea.
Which paste are you using? Ceramique, for example is non-conductive.