How long can CPU with thermal paste stay outside?

Discussion created by theminiondude on May 12, 2017
Latest reply on May 15, 2017 by derrickgott007

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