i built a pc and when i turned it on it didnt work, i am sending my motherboard for replacement. i had to remove the cpu and the cooler therefore i cant clean the thermal paste. i've order
I placed back the cooler and the ryzen chip how it came in the box and the plastic protector.
is this safe. the orders going to arrive between 19 to 22 may
Please help me out the ryzen 1700 is expensive and so my pc and i dont want a little scratch
Relax. It should be fine for a few days. I generally use a paper towel or cotton swab and Isopropyl (or rubbing) alcohol without additives to clean off thermal paste, and then dust off any stray fibers on the surface. You have to be careful with the pins though - you don't want to bend those or get anything else stuck in them or your motherboard.
Leaving TIM on a cpu will not harm it, no matter how long. It is no different than it being on the CPU with a cooler. The only issue you have, with regard to time, is the more it dries out the more difficult and time consuming it is to clean.
As has been said it won't hurt it at all. I'd recommend isopropyl alcohol and coffee filters for cleaning a CPU/Cooler for four reasons, one is that odds are good you've already got both in the house, two they're cheap, three coffee filters are lint free and won't leave any fibers behind and lastly coffee filters are disposable which makes cleanup a lot easier.
this is the only thing i could find and some ear cleaning cotton. is this fine?. check out the picture of the products!
i've also ordered these things
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B016Y59W4E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Arriving 18 May - 22 May
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000BKP306/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Arriving 17 May - 19 May
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0045JCFLY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Arriving 17 May - 19 May
can i wait for the things to arrive?
Keep that nail Polish remover away from your PC at all costs. You WILL KILL EVERY part it comes in contact with.
Quick question: how old are you? You may want to get someone older and more experienced with PC building to help you before you ruin some pretty expensive components.