I7 920 problemo

hey guys and gals


I have a i7 920 cpu that I cannot get to work (tried it on 3 seperate motherboards), there appears to be some thermal paste on the cpu side (where it makes contact) does anyone know of what I can do about this?

I dont want to eat the cost on thism and if I can bring it back from the dead, I would like that


thanks for any help
pat

chicago, IL USA
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  1. If it is shorted with paste you need to clean it! Don't get your hopes up though dead might remain dead.
  2. Clean the contact surface "gently" with some of this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100010
    And use the purifier gently afterwards.
    And keep your fingers crossed that it wasn't a metallic thermal paste.
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