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CPU CPU TIM on pins

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fdbh96, 23 Jul 2011.

  1. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    Basically i have had to swap motherboards 3 times and when applying thermal compound last time i must have put too much on and it overfolwed onto the bottom. I used the thermal compound supplied with the gelid tranquilo adn wondered if my cpu is broken.

    It was only powered on and never posted due to faulty motherboard but i don't know if that matters.

    thanks
     
  2. Kemp

    Kemp What's a Dremel?

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    As long as the TIM was non-conductive (most say this on the packaging) you should be fine.
     
  3. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    I've successfully washed a dollop of TIM out of a socket with Isopropyl Alcohol. I just kept pouring it on with a syringe until it firstly diluted then washed out. It took a lot of IPA but the mobo worked afterwards. That was with MX-2.
     
  4. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    with the same cpu?
     
  5. Big Elf

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