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Burning smell from processor?

APopa
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Hi, I recently put thermal paste on my processor and somehow a little bit of it got onto the pins, I cleaned it up with rubbin alcohol and a microfiber towel. I placed it back, waited a little bit and started the computer. Now when I start it I can smell a light burning smell, could it be because of the thermal that got on the pins or something else? Before that i also blew the air out of my computer with compressed air, could that be the cause? Help pelase :)

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AlHill
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Who knows what the cause is. You were the only one there. If the processor still works, count yourself lucky.

 

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Wanner_G_Intel
Moderator
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Hello APopa, We would like to know if you are still experiencing this issue. Wanner G. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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