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Is it normal for a "new" board to come from the manufacturer with thermal paste smudged roughly on the clip that holds the CPU in place? i looked at the screw (mounting) holes too, and if definitely looks as if it's be mounted to something before, but I don't know if that's a normal part of testing etc?
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I've never experienced this and have unboxed at least 50 motherboards in the past 5 years.
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Several people on the forums have been recently complaining that they've been receiving used \\ refurbished boards new in box.. but mostly from RMA's.. and it's not right for them to sell a used \\ refurbished board as "new"
    
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No, do you buy a car that has ashes in the ashtray as new? I think not. Same deal here.
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Thanks, i didn't think so... I rang the supplier and I've gotten an RMA, but they don't have the board (P8P67 PRO rev 3.1) in stock, or listed anymore so I might need to choose a new one. Argh, it took me long enough to choose that one in the first place ffs!!!
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