Use compressed air to clean a cpu?

Virnas

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I recently ordered a Athlon 64 3000+ from newegg, and they sent it on a black styrofoam block. Unfortunately, there are now flecks of styrofoam between the 754 pins on the bottom of the processor. How dangerous could the flecks be to the functioning of my machine (especially my motherboard)? How should I get the flecks out? Compressed air? Or should I tell newegg to replace the chip?

Thanks in advance for the help!
 

jihiggs

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you have got to be kidding me. you seriously consider rma ing the chip because it has styrofoam between some of the pins, a reasonable solution? what the hell is wrong with you?

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When I clean my case or cpu I use compresser. But I dont have the normal compresser. Where Most Just blow air they can also blow Water. And water Not good. I Use my comprsser for Glass etching and I need it to blow just air. So I have a filter. So My setup it ok.

But for you. A idea is buy a can buy a Can of Air. Which Most computer companys suggest you use for dust. Or use a needle to pick the foam out.