Storing cpu and heatsink?

By Look
Jun 9, 2006
  1. Hi.

    I'm new here, Great forum!

    I just yesterday finished building computer and started, worked. I managed to install windows however, soon later adding audio cable, motherboard failed, somekind of electric sound was and pc shut down. The computer starts now but there is no display, no beeps, all fans work and lights but nothing else. I am sending motherboard back for replacement after following all asus tests on their website. A8N SLI mobo. Also tried reseting CMOS- nothing.

    I have question, how should i store the cpu? I have AMD athlon 64 x2 4400+.
    Do i really need to clean the thermal paste and buy it and put it again when i get the replacement motherboard, or may i seal the cpu and heatshink into plastic bag till then or just put it into package just like when i got it?

    Any help would be very apreciated.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You will need to clean off the old thermal past/pad and apply new thermal paste when you get the mobo sorted.

    As for storing the cpu, just pop it in a small box with some foam etc, that should keep it safe.

    Same with the heatsink.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Look

    Look TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I bought this one from nearby tigerdirect outlet:

    Would it work as good as the artic silver 5, or should i wait for 3 days to get it from newegg?
    Asking because i'm doing quite cpu intensive 3d work.
    Also it didnt come with manual :/. I am not sure if it can be applied as the artic silver 5 instruction?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Personally, I`d recommend you get the Arctic silver.

    The stuff you linked to would work, but not as good.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Look

    Look TS Rookie Topic Starter

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