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Old 06-26-2012, 06:58 PM
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Default Used Processor Storage

Hey all,
I have about 35 used processors that I would like to keep around for troubleshooting purposes, but I really need an efficient way to store them.
I currently have them in a keyboard box with foam on the bottom, but it is really not effective at keeping the pins from bending.


What methods have you used to store processors?
Do any of you have a link to buy some of the single processor boxes that retail CPUs come in?
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:28 PM
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Default I store them in the top part of the ZIF socket

All of my used processors came from failed motherboards.

I remocved the top part of the ZIF sockets and keep themin those to prevent damage to pins.

I then put them in anti staic bags and store in a flat metal box.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:33 PM
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I have worked at a computer shop that had trays with little cutouts in them for the cpus to drop into. Granted, it was all the same socket CPU, so this may not work for you.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:44 PM
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I put 2 CPUs in a DVD case, clean the tops, put a spot of blu-tack, Fun-Tak i believe in US and stick them in.

Safe, sealed, stackable, drop resistant
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:22 PM
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I have a storage tray, specifically designed for cpu's. I picked it up years ago. At the moment it has all my AMD chips in (which I will need to start shifting too pretty soon). All oldish amd 2.4's, couple 3.0's. Prolly sell them on fleabay.

No real need keeping them now a days, as when is the last time you saw a old amd 2.4?.
Hope this helps
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