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#1 kurleq

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:31 PM

I got a new CPU "AMD athlon 64 X2 4600+" from a friend of mine who upgraded his CPU. it dident have a box but it did have a fan and heat sink and all that. When i took it out of the ziplock bag he had it in i noticed that there is one very very SMALL hair tangled in one or two of the pins. i tried to remove it but i doint want to do anything drastic in fear of damageing it. My question is will the small hair damage the cpu or effect performance if i leave it in there, also do yall have any tips for geting it out???

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 12:06 AM

try again... see if u can remove it with a tweezer or a wire. just DO NOT break a pin on the cpu or its as good as dead

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 12:07 AM

oh and i dont think it will affect the cpu much by itself but these new cpus tend to generate alot of heat...(remember this is under the heatsink) so i do not know what will happen

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 12:44 AM

Cool thanks, I doint think theres much hope for removeing it with tweezers 'to small' i guess ill just put it in and hope it dosent explode on me :thumbsup:. Also i was wondering if trying to wash it out with rubbing alcohal might work

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 05:04 AM

I don't know if this will work either, but you might try using WD-40. If you go their website, it's kinda like the wonder spray and does a ton of stuff. Just let it dry before installing..
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Posted 24 October 2006 - 09:32 AM

Do not use WD-40! It is a solvent, and will leave a residue on the surface that it's applied to, and the only way to remove it is with another solvent.

If the hair is so small that you can't get hold of it I wouldn't worry about it. Hair isn't normally a conductor and shouldn't provide a pathway between the pins.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 09:27 AM

You really should get the hair out of there. While there is a good (IMO) chance that it won't cause any problems, there is a chance that it could do some damage.

I'd suggest using good static electricity precautions while trying to remove it. Also, a magnifying visor or glass and a very fine pair of tweezers might help. Air can blow it out, alcohol may work - but be very, very sure that it's completely dried out before trying to use it.
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