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    I'm building a new system for the first time. It all goes very well, but i've got one little problem:

    The thermal paste that has to be used on the cpu, does anybody know if it is a problem when this paste is also on the contacts (bridges) L1,L2,.... it's just a litlle, but i'm worried it conducts electricity.
    Please let me know
    thanks

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    is the thermal paste just your run-of-the-mill white silicon stuff or is it fancier stuff like arctic silver?

    if its white silicon stuff, juat wipe it off, its not conductive

    arctic silver on the other hand, although they say it isn't conductive, i would try get as much of the stuff off as i could

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    Just use a little isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) and a cotton swab. Once you get it cleaned off, just use an old T-shirt or something similar to wipe it off. Let a dry for about a minute and reapply your goop. That's it. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy
    is the thermal paste just your run-of-the-mill white silicon stuff or is it fancier stuff like arctic silver?

    if its white silicon stuff, juat wipe it off, its not conductive

    arctic silver on the other hand, although they say it isn't conductive, i would try get as much of the stuff off as i could
    artic silver is very conductive, don't know why they bother saying it isn't...a friend of mine had one tiny little fingerprint of the stuff on the back of his Geforce3 and it would work, but after he wiped it of it worked fine, pretty lucky ey?
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    Ya. That's waaaaay too much, unless he's trying to do some insulation stuff...:eek:

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    Good:



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    Wow, it's incredible how in that pic it's all nicely smoothed over the core thinly and evenly without any drips on the edges! I'm impressed! :geek:
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    yep, too get the perfect amount, use a bussiness card to apply it evenly and smothly :thumb:
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