3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2013 10:34 AM by Diego_Intel

    Have I just destroyed my notebook's i7 processor?

    benjamin831

      So I made the calculated to change out my notebook's stock thermal paste with IC Diamond 7. As you all know, notebook CPUs are fully exposed dies. When I was applying the paste, the tip of the syringe touch the processor and left a hairline scratch across it. The scratch is visible to the naked eye under certain lighting conditions.

       

      I freaked out and removed all the paste using q-tips and I realized that the thick IC Diamond paste has impart faint scratches on the otherwise pristine mirror finish of my i7 processor die.

       

      Have I destroyed my processor/computer?