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Hmmmdonut

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#1 13 years ago

Literally. My motherboard did the set on fire bit destroying it, and the ram. IT wasn't that bad though because I was able to recover the processor...Well sort of. You see stupid me when trying to take it out rip the cpu from the socket while it was still connected to the heatsink. Mass hysteria prevailed as I realized I has bent a few pins on the cpu. With a little bit of work I Rebent the pins the back the right way. Now for the problem. When I was taking it out I got a good portion of artic silver on the pins. To my knowledge isn't artic silver extremely conductive? So wouldn't that stuff on my pins cause a major problem? I would rather not burn out my motherboard again because I left this stuff. I tryed getting it off, but this is stuff is way to hard to get off. Is this a big deal or not? And if it is how can I fix this problem.




t0m

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#2 13 years ago

Arctic Silver 5 (http://www.arcticsilver.com/as5.htm) doesnt conduct. Arctic Silver II (http://www.arcticsilver.com/as2.htm) has a "negligible conductivity" Same goes with Arctic Silver 3 I think you're safe =]




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#3 13 years ago
Hmmmdonut I tryed getting it off, but this is stuff is way to hard to get off. Is this a big deal or not? And if it is how can I fix this problem.

Use rubbing alcohol (carefully) to wipe the remaining off.




Hmmmdonut

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#4 13 years ago
t0mArctic Silver 5 (http://www.arcticsilver.com/as5.htm) doesnt conduct. Arctic Silver II (http://www.arcticsilver.com/as2.htm) has a "negligible conductivity" Same goes with Arctic Silver 3 I think you're safe =]

*sighs* Good. Atleast one thing is going well.