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There are no moving parts to get knocked out of wack. So, unless physically damaged there is pretty much nothing to worry about. Keep in mind these things are not all that similar to the chips inside a GPS guided cannon shell. And they can handle to sudden g-force of being fired just fine. Most solid state electronics can handle insane G's for a very short time. Like from a fall. It's things like hard drives that have moving parts inside that are more at risk. So, being tossed around in a plastic shell is nothing to even get remotely concerned about.
 
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Somewhat more at ease.
     
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Yeah just watched a few more. Crazy how they're not scared ****less putting a block of wood to the PCB and hammering away. Guess moving around with less than 1cm of space in the plastic casing is nothing. Just worried about the pads, but, correct me if I'm wrong, it should be ok as long as they aren't scratched? Or even then, as long ss nothing is foreign is on them?
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As long as they are not missing, coated, or having anything shorting them out, they are fine. Flopping around in the plastic holder will not cause this kind of damage.
 
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It'll be fine, the CPU wouldn't be packaged the way it is if Intel thought it wouldn't be protective enough for it.
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