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sorry not sure what to do and also what do i remove the thermal compound on it with. i am going to return my board for the p67 recall thing, so i was wondering where do i place the cpu when im away just upside down anywhere? i dont have any anti static stuff or anything.

Or do i take everything with the heatsink and cpu seated to the store and just asked them to give me something to put the cpu in.
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Rubbing alcohol is the safest, but acetone probably works a little bit better. Apply the solution to a q-tip and you're good to go.
    
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I'd put it in a small box
Just anywhere out of harms way
Maybe, laid on some tissue paper! And just leave it be until you need it!
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ahhh thank you so much just upside down with the pins going up right? d
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sorry not sure what to do and also what do i remove the thermal compound on it with. i am going to return my board for the p67 recall thing, so i was wondering where do i place the cpu when im away just upside down anywhere? i dont have any anti static stuff or anything.

Or do i take everything with the heatsink and cpu seated to the store and just asked them to give me something to put the cpu in.
Do you still have the box from the chip? There should be a small plastic compartment you had to remove it from - I usually keep them in that.
If you don't have anything to store it in, it's not going to kill it to just leave it on your desk / in a drawer or something (give it some love though )

As said you can always clean it off with some isopropyl alcohol (91% works best).


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Rubbing alcohol is the safest, but acetone probably works a little bit better. Apply the solution to a q-tip and you're good to go.
While acetone is a much stronger solvent I would not recommend it.
Reason being it will react with certain plastics and if you are not careful could possibly damage other components which could be in close proximity.
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Keep it like this on a non conductive surface.

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ahhh thank you so much just upside down with the pins going up right? d
No pins on the cpu. I'd put it in the plastic clamshell it should have came in. If not, leave it on the table. I have cpu's all over the place, some in clamshells, some just sitting on the table.
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