Reply 40 of 53, by PCBONEZ
I had a home built socket 478 board come in once with the complaint that it was a brand new board & CPU but it wouldn't boot.
When I pulled the cooler off the CPU I found they had ~LITERALLY~ used a full heaping tablespoon of thermal paste.
The whole inside of the retention bracket was packed with paste up to the top of the CPU.
Took forever to clean it up. Amazingly it survived.
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