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 08/08/2013 02:15 AM
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1969neabsco
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Real quick question.....next week I will be getting a new motherboard/cpu combo for my desktop; AMD FX6300 CPU & ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 Mobo......I plan on storing my "old" system (AMD APU A8-3850 CPU & ASRock A55M-HVS Mobo) for at least the next 5 months because I still have warranty left on that combo; I'd like to have an "emergency" board/cpu on stand-by in the event I will need to send my new one in for any amount of time.    >>>>>>question is, do I uninstall the cpu and hs/fan  from the motherboard NOW, or keep the 2 installed?........THANX........JimmyAMD APU A8-3850 CPU 2.9 GHzASRock A55M-HVS  Motherboard Socket FM1PNY Optima 2x4gb 1333 DDR3 RAMVisionTek ATI Radeon HD 5670  PCIEx16  2gb GDDR5WD Caviar Black 750Gb 7200rpm 64mb cacheCoolMax v600  600Watt PSUWindows 7 Home Premium 64bit Full Retail Version

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 08/08/2013 09:08 AM
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If it's just the standard heatsink then don't worry about it, the retention clip system gives it enough stability so you don't have to worry about it. Just make sure you throw a quilt or some other cover over it to keep out excess dust.

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 08/08/2013 11:16 AM
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Make sure to store your system upside-down.  Computer equipment like ROM drivers, and hard-disks will have less tension on their components during storage. One of the benefits of SSDs!

Okay. I just made that up. 

black_zion's advice is good.  I would toss something over it to keep it dust free.  I don't think you have anything to worry about in regards to the stock HSF getting lose or the thermal paste drying out.

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 08/08/2013 03:21 PM
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Putting a glue board or other bug trap under the quilt is a good idea too, dust spiders love to crawl into those places.

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 08/08/2013 06:38 PM
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Zion and Marc (anybody)......a hypothetical: let's say in a year I need to send my new CPU and/or Motherboard in to get fixed; so I install my old mobo and apu combo........do I re-apply some thermal-paste onto the apu A8-3850 and heat-sink? THANX!!!.......Jimmy

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 08/09/2013 08:10 AM
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I would recommend that anytime the CPU's heatsink is seperated from the CPU, the CPU and heatsink surfaces should be cleaned of existing thermal paste, and a new pea-drop of thermal plaste be applied in the centre of the CPU.

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I would suggest using Arcticlean. Works about a hundred times better than scrubbing with 91% alcohol, and has a great citrus aroma. The bottles are big enough to where you should never have to buy another one again.

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