I have recently purchase a second hand Intel DG33TL motherboard. Two months old, sold as second hand. Original owner could not get Win XP Pro install on it (cause it was made for Vista mainly). I have not had the chance to test the board yet as I am waiting on the new Q6600 processor for it.
I have recently noticed a small white line along 4 pins of the 775 processor socket which turns out to be some remains of heat-sink paste. A photo is available here, showing the white heat-sink trace in the lower right hand corner.
Should I be concerned about this ? I would prefer to clean it off but I'm worried about potential for mechanical damage to pins and/or static-electricity damage to the board. What is the best way to remove the white stuff off the pins without affecting the board in any way.
Many thanks in advance.
use a small wood tooth pick then you wont need to worry about static discharg, then just pick it off the pins are some what resilient but still be careful with them.
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Hi,That's a great idea ! I will look into it.
Many thans again, Mike
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