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spikeyy

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I put thermal grease on my P-4 cpu and installed it in the MOB that was working, does not boot up now, so I used another MOB with the same CPU the same thing.
Well I went through 2 other Pent-4 CPU's as well as 2 other MOB.
I noticed the grease was on the CPU pins, the grease is of a silver color.
Did I fry them or is there a chance the can be cleaned up. I would assume the MOB is unrepairable {grease could have gotten in the holes where the CPU is installed}, you fellas are the pro's let me know, before I go to Comp USA and get them {CPU} checked out for some $$$.
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you can probably clean the grease off the proccessor....but you're right...it will be very hard to get it out of the holes in the socket....gotta be careful with that stuff
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Thank you, I will try the grease removal with some alcohol, I purchased a new motherboard from ebay, I have 1 in my garage I think once I clean it I will get back to you guys to let you know what is happening. Once again Thanks, I might have a chance of not having a total loss.
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