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Markings on 8800 GTX IHS??

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I took my stock coolers off and I noticed both of my 8800 GTXs had these markings on them and was wondering if anyone else noticed them or had any real idea of why they're there...




My best guess was that they were marked because they were singled out for QA or something similar during production. I'm not really worried about them, but I am ever so curious to know if anyone has any insight...
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post #2 of 12
G80 = GPU
300 = Version
A2 = Revision
Taiwan = Manufacturing location
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post #3 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
G80 = GPU
300 = Version
A2 = Revision
Taiwan = Manufacturing location
Think he means the marker pen type smudges
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
G80 = GPU
300 = Version
A2 = Revision
Taiwan = Manufacturing location
Lmaonade



Ya I think he means the greasy-food-stain markings to the left..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SpuddGunn View Post
Think he means the marker pen type smudges
LOL, oh well..... wipe them off ?

It might be some type of themal grease left over? I see the black mark has some height to it. Being so, it's probably not from a marker.
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post #6 of 12
Ya I was thinking some sort of grease, thermal or otherwise. Maybe just sloppy application? Your card was probably made on a Friday afternoon...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BabyHerc View Post
Ya I was thinking some sort of grease, thermal or otherwise. Maybe just sloppy application? Your card was probably made on a Friday afternoon...
Nope, mine has it too and it didn't come off even with rubbing alchohol!!! What's next to try, bleach?
    
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post #8 of 12
lap it.
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpaceLover View Post
Nope, mine has it too and it didn't come off even with rubbing alchohol!!! What's next to try, bleach?
Put the heat sink back on? Out of sight, out of mind... lol
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by BabyHerc View Post
...out of mind...
Nope, never... once a day I find myself puzzling the question how to get it off of there without having to lap it..
    
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