Removing thermal paste with water?

so i didnt had any alcohol lying around and used a cloth sooked in water (very minimum) and removed thermal paste with it, and im sure i didnt spill any drop around and its dry now (lying around for 1 day waiting for new paste to arrive)

am i ok if i use new paste now

and the paste wasnt hard thats why it came off?

am i in dangour?
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More about removing thermal paste water
  1. You'll be fine as long as there's no lint and it's clean. You can go ahead and reapply a thin layer of thermal paste.
  2. you're not in any danger. Your processor's heat spreader may have some mineral deposits in its microscopic metal pores unless you used distilled water. But with good TIM, you shouldn't notice too much of a difference in heat dissipation.
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