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Marks on i5-3570k from socket latch Sabertooth Z77

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I have a i5-3570k and noticed the marks made on my cpu from the socket latch. The little chip marks are on the left and right side of picture. Is this normal? I'm coming from a AMD PII 955 and not used to the Intel socket. I had a Q6600 a while back, but don't remember if it was like this.

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375
Edited by baboyizm - 5/11/12 at 5:25pm
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Looks like the heat spreader is bent.
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I have a i5-3570k and noticed the marks made on my cpu from the socket latch. The little chip marks are on the left and right side of picture. Is this normal? I'm coming from a AMD PII 955 and not used to the Intel socket. I had a Q6600 a while back, but don't remember if it was like this.
Thanks
375

It's normal for Intel mounts, don't worry.
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Looks like the heat spreader is bent.

Just a reflection
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It looks like the bottom of the plate has some bumps to lock it in place. I should be good to go.

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Completely normal. Just a way of showing the chip has been used before.
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