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How to protect my CPU


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gambLe1109

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I'm going to be taking my Intel 2.8GHz Dual Core CPU out of my current computer soon, to put in my new case that I ordered, along with a new motherboard and power supply. My only concern is leaving the CPU around after I remove it, because surely I won't be able to remove it and install it in the new motherboard right away. Should I be worried about the CPU getting ruined if I leave it out too long? I didn't buy this CPU seperately, it came with a computer I had bought, so I don't have the protective packaging that usually goes on the underside.
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At the very least you want to put it in an anti-static pouch. CPUs are delicate and I woulnd't recommend leaving ti laying around.

Edited by Titan8990, 20 November 2007 - 03:13 AM.

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If you are getting a new motherboard, then leave the CPU in the old motherboard until everything is ready to go, and swap them straight over. You say "surely" you can't do that, but why not?

When you pull the new motherboard out of the box and anti-static bag, sit it on top of the box and put the processor in straight away. Then you can move the new motherboard (with CPU) into the new case :)
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