The motherboard I got from newegg.com was defective, so now I have to remove the cpu and heatsink. The problem is, even though I installed the CPU yesterday, I have lost the foam part (I just know it was black and soft) where the bottom and most sensitive part of the CPU was on. Can someone please tell me how I should store my CPU until I get a new motherboard from Newegg.
I have it but there was that one black foam thing protecting the bottom of the CPU too.
The black foam serves two purposes. It's anti-static, and it protects the CPU from physical damage. Just put it in a static bag, fold the bag over a few times, and put it somewhere it won't be bumped around or dropped. It will be fine.