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I touched the metal top on my cpu and then uh wiped the oils off with my cotton shirt. Any problems?

Mdaher24
  • 4 months ago

problems of esd possible?

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

No. Just install the cpu and before installing the cooler take a piece of paper and use some isopropyl alcohol to wipe the heat spreader (top of the cpu) clean.

  • 4 months ago
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Is it necessary to clean the heat spreader. I dont have isopropyl alcohol

  • 4 months ago
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It's not necessary just recommended.

  • 4 months ago
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Isopropyl is typically sold as "rubbing alcohol" or "surgical spirit". It's not essential to have around, but I'd recommend it; for one thing, if you decide you want to re-mount your cooler for whatever reason, you'll want some to clean off the old paste. You don't need 99.9% or anything, but I think I would avoid the 50% water mixes, or at least make darn sure that all surfaces are completely dry before mounting the cooler.

  • 4 months ago
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And i wont be using it anytime soon I only currently have my gpu and cpu

  • 4 months ago
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Bruh what CPU do you have?

  • 4 months ago
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2700 When I picked up the box I forgot the cpu heat spreader was exposed on the side.

  • 4 months ago
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Same here, it also was kind of stuck with that. It should be fine to touch it, but you just can't use it as a coin when playing Pokémon cards with your friends

  • 4 months ago
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Wha-

  • 4 months ago
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t?

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  • 4 months ago
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Lool. I tend to get too excited

  • 4 months ago
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I know the feeling. When I built my PC back in early 2017 when first gen ryzen launched there was a shortage of motherboards. I had to wait nearly a month after I got all my other parts before the board I wanted came into stock and shipped. During that time I kept looking over the boxes of everything I had got thus far.

I was really excited to switch from a FX 8320 to a R7 1800x. I do not miss that fx 8320 at all. They say hind sight is 20/20 and looking back then I had the choice of a i7-7700k and the 1800x, I am glad I chose the 1800x as I feel it is serving me better than what the 7700k would have.

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