[–] leaderofnopack 3 points (+3|-0)

Yes it is, now put that thing in the socket and boot up that bitch.

[–] pembo210 2 points (+2|-0)

I can't wait to hear all the beeps that makes on first boot.

[–] Titus_of_Voat 1 points (+1|-0) Edited

Uh oh, are you sure?

[–] Titus_of_Voat 1 points (+1|-0)

Yes, I cringed hard when I saw that picture, and it looks like you already put it in the motherboard, so I'm really not sure how to proceed from here. I'm reading/seeing it could cause a short out. I see suggestions how to clean the paste off the pins, but I don't how you could clean it out of the CPU socket.

The paste is help transfer heat from the processor (the flat side) to the heat sink on the CPU fan. The pins, which you applied the paste to, connect the CPU to the Mobo they are not involved with the heat transfer.

Here are a couple videos about it.



IMO you might want to post the picture and that you already mounted it to the Mobo on a bigger forum like https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/. Maybe someone will be able to advise better.

Thank you man, I really appreciate your concern and advise.

That's why I think it's time to say.....

That I really got my use out of a fried CPU that I got from work. ;)

[–] CDanger 1 points (+1|-0)

Be sure to put some on the fans too so you can keep that thing cool!