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Old May 23, 2009, 02:08 PM
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Hi. I was applying a new thermal paste to my cpu then suddenly my ocz freeze spilled onto some resistors due to my instinct of cleaning it up, it spread along the motherboard resistors. Now im worried if my motherboard will short if this happens. Will this affect my motherboard, if i spilled a considerable amt of thermal paste(ocz freeze) into the resistors of my motherboard. thanks
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Old May 23, 2009, 02:11 PM
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Nope. Not even arctic silver is conductive. I tested it with a multimeter.
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Old May 23, 2009, 02:15 PM
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so eventhough a small portion of thermal paste spilled into the resistors of the motherboard it wont affect it in anyway?
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Old May 23, 2009, 02:18 PM
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so eventhough a small portion of thermal paste spilled into the resistors of the motherboard it wont affect it in anyway?

this is the same question you asked last time :) The answer is stil nope.
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Old May 23, 2009, 02:28 PM
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Just making sure. you guys a re the best. thanks v much !
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If you're scared, just clean it up then let the motherboard sit there for an hour or 2 so whatever you use to clean it up can dry.
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If you really want to get rid of it, get yourself an aerosol electronics/contact cleaner and spray the crap out of it.
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Old May 23, 2009, 03:12 PM
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If you really want to get rid of it, get yourself an aerosol electronics/contact cleaner and spray the crap out of it.
Yeah, I remember that advice from my thread.

*thinks back to when I got TIM in the CPU socket*

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