I just got silicon heat transfer compound on the bottom of a processor (LGA775)...

By gwalker
Aug 31, 2005
  1. Like the title says while taking out an old processor and cleaning off the silicon heat transfer compound on the top of the processor a bit (very small amount, but it still got on one or two pins) got onto the bottom. It has been cleaned off.

    Is this processor now dead ??
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966


    Maybe not.
    Do you mean it got into the LGA775 socket?
    if so then it could simple stopped contac on that or those pins.
    Most likely if you put cpu in another MoBo it'll still work.
    Though I'm not at all sure how to clean the socket itself...
  3. gwalker

    gwalker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The bottom of the processor, sorry
  4. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    OH! thats kewl

    You should be able to get that off the pins then,
    just do not stick it in the socket until you're certain it's cleaned!
    I don't recommend using "silicon heat transfer compound"
    Artic silver thermal is much better....imho
  5. Neuron

    Neuron TS Rookie

    Thermal Paste

    Shouldnt be a problem if you cleaned it. I know if you get some on the motherboard, it doesnt hurt it, since the compound doesnt conduct very well.
    You're good.
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