First time builder here, was super careful but must have applied more paste than needed.
2- sides look fine, but after tightening down my 212 Hyper heat sink--I have paste oozing on the other 2 sides. One side it's on the edges of the chip uniformly--the other side: small puddle down side of chip and onto the green material of the chip.
Have I ruined the chipset?
Still early in the build--can I uninstall the sink and clean the paste off and try again? If so, how (method for cleaning)?
Used a pea-size amount but got 3/4 coverage--added a bit more for the last 1/4... obviously too much.
Last question: so no amount should be visible when tightening down the heat sink correct?