Cleaning CPU socket

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Allan
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Yes as long as you don't let any of the cotton on the Q-Tip behind on the socket or the Cpu.

Are you just cleaning old thermal paste off or is there another reason you want to clean them ?
 

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If you are working on an intel type system where the pins are part of the socket, I would not use a qtip to clean the socket. The socket itself should be cleaned using electrical contact cleaner; available at any electrical supply store, auto parts store, even walmart.

As asked above, why do you think you need to clean the socket?
 
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Any electrical contact cleaner should say "safe for plastics", I have see some melt plastics! I you use alcohol use 91% or higher, you shouldn't have to clean the socket especially if they are pins(INTEL) they used to make some cleaner tips with pieces of shamy cloths on the end for cleaning VCR heads so it wouldn't leave any fibers. Hadn't seen any in a while.
 
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DiegoK2405

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I have a old server board with to xeons and i want to clean the cpu's and the sockets so thats why i asked.
 
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