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Too much thermal paste - proceed or start over?

  • CPUs
  • Thermal Compound
Last response: in CPUs
February 4, 2013 8:48:34 PM

Hey, so I put on some thermal paste, and I saw it only covered a small section of the CPU, so then I added more, and then it gooped out the sides. So should I start over... go find some rubbing alcohol, etc and clean it off, or should I proceed and see how it fares before assuming the worst?

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February 4, 2013 9:05:55 PM

scrape it off and start over.
February 4, 2013 9:30:19 PM

are you applying it properly? generally a rice a grain or a pea is enough you should refer to the manual you received with your thermal paste and watch some guides too much thermal paste can do more harm than good
February 4, 2013 10:17:24 PM

Best answer selected by jorgegonzalez.