67 months ago
As I put the cooler on for the first time I put it the wrong way. It is a cooler master hyper 212 evo on a 4670k. I removed it and noticed I put a bit to much thermal paste as well. So I removed the CPU as it got onto the sides of the shield and cleaned it and the cooler with 99% alcohol. Reapplied and secured it. I haven't turned on the pc yet as I need an optical drive still but I was wondering if I hurt the CPU or lost some sort of protection on the CPU by doing so? Also the cooler had thermal paste in between the thermal tubes cracks. I tried my best to remove it but failed.
Also is it ok if the wire management behind the mother board is tight when I replace the back case plate? Thanks guys. I'm just worried I messed it up, as I really wanted to do it in one shot?