Hi guys, I'm new to the forums. Nice to meet you all!
Today I got a nice shiny i3 CPU and a motherboard.
Stupidly, I decided to install the 2 while I was half asleep, it didn't turn out as good as it could have.
As I was removing my old CPU from my motherboard, I didn't realise a smudge of thermal paste made it's way on to one of my fingers. I picked up my new i3 CPU and on the pin part of the CPU, my finger that had the thermal paste smudge on it connected to it.
I cleaned it off right away with tissue (Only lightly). It got most of the thermal paste off however I could still see a streak of it when I held it up to the light.
Worried I might have bust the CPU already, I continued with the build and turned it on.
To my surprise everything is working fine and as expected.
Will the thermal paste that made it's way on to the back of my CPU cause any long term affects?