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Posted · Original PosterOP

So when i was building my first ever pc today (Yay), i got a tiny tiny dot of cooling paste on my motherboard. I don't have rubbing alcohol, so i couldn't get it off. It booted fine and everything, but Will this be a problem in the future?

-thanks :)


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So when i was building my first ever pc today (Yay), i got a tiny tiny dot of cooling paste on my motherboard. I don't have rubbing alcohol, so i couldn't get it off. It booted fine and everything, but Will this be a problem in the future?

-thanks :)

What thermal paste is it?

Some are conductive which is horrible for a motherboard. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

What thermal paste is it?

Some are conductive which is horrible for a motherboard.

the one that came with the hyper 212

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just rub it off, you can use a VERY LIGHTLY damp cloth to wipe it away and then use a hair dryer to make sure all the water has gone.


 

 

 
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Coolings paste conducts so if it makes contact between two busses or something like that you should worry... But get it off as soon as possible


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Coolings paste conducts so if it makes contact between two busses or something like that you should worry... But get it off as soon as possible

Not all of them.

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Coolings paste conducts so if it makes contact between two busses or something like that you should worry... But get it off as soon as possible

the two busses??

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the two busses??

Those lines that connect everything 


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Not all of them.

Than i guess he's lucky that that one doesn't conduct 


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Those lines that connect everything

like the white line that goes Around the socket??

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Most of them are non-conductive.

so hopefully it's allright? The one i used is the one that comes with the hyper 212 btw

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like the white line that goes Around the socket??

gffx-pcb.jpg

 

Those lines around the socket indeed


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gffx-pcb.jpg

Those lines around the socket indeed

the one that's marked

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the one that's marked

No, those arent buses if i'm correct! 


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No, those arent buses if i'm correct!

ok thanks :)

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No, those arent buses if i'm correct! 

 

 

ok thanks :)

 

They are just vanity, they serve no purpose at all.

 

The lines that you do see run in parallel are called Traces, they do transfer power/signal from one part to another. 


 

 

 
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I would imagine your fine, if the pc booted but the only conductive ones i know of are artic silver and Tuniq.


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PCBs have solder mask on them, this is what makes them black, blue, green, etc., but also stops conductivity in the actual traces.

 

Honestly your fine. Just clean it with a q tip or sometheng


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