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So I accidentally touched thermal paste on the heatsink...

Last response: in CPUs
January 12, 2013 3:02:25 AM

I recently got an i5-3570k and upon opening my finger made contact with the the corner of the thermal paste on the heatsink. You can see a minuscule fingerprint, and none got rubbed off or smeared. Should I clean it off and replace, or will it be ok? Thanks!
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January 12, 2013 3:04:07 AM

take it off clean it off, than reapply the size of a pea :)  than install the heatsink, all should be fine.