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I've never seen something like this.
I bought a brand new E6750 and here (I'm not at the USA, should fix my profile) the dealer opens the box and they write a code on the cpu surface, next to the border, using some kind of ink or dry pen.
They said they have been selling processors for years, and it will nor affect the cpu at all, and they need to write a code on every processor they sell, because they take care about RMA themselves as Intel is not established in my country.
Now that is annoying.
Have you guys seen something like this before ?
Is it harmful or would affect temperatures?
Should I try to remove the ink somehow ?

thanks for any feedback
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Originally Posted by ren View Post
I've never seen something like this.
I bought a brand new E6750 and the importer or dealer open the box and they write a code on the cpu surface, next to the border, using some kind of ink or dry pen.
They said they have been selling processors for years, and it will nor affect the cpu at all, and they need to write a code on every processor they sell.
And that is to avoid RMA frauds or whatever.
Now that is annoying.
Have you guys seen something like this before ?
Is it harmful or would affect temperatures?
Should I try to remove the ink somehow ?

thanks for any feedback
I would NEVER allow ANY retailer to open a factory sealed box.

On the other hand, you should be fine as long as they didn't manhandle the cpu.

EDIT: Clean the ihs with a bit of alcohol to make sure there's no fingerprints, etc.
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Lap it.
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Lap it.
Lol.
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post #5 of 15
I'm pretty sure ink doesn't affect performance, if they did that to everbody they sold CPUs to, it must be because it's not dangerous, right? Plus, when websites or magazines get early versions of CPUs for testing and benchmarks, the number of the batch or the name of the CPU is often written on top of it with ink.

Nothing to worry about dude, don't freak off. I say don't remove it since they need that to RMA it if you have trouble with it.
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post #6 of 15
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Thanks guys, I just found it annoying because I was unaware and I didn't like it.
Yes I will lap it sooner or later, but not until I can afford a nice hsf.
Thank you Zeag, after researching a bit I guess I agree with you. I've seen that some test models were ink written.
Also I think this might work like this on some countries where Intel is not established so RMA sucks a bit.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
Lap it.
LMAO, read my mind.

    
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post #8 of 15
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Thanks guys, I just found it annoying because I was unaware and I didn't like it.
Yes I will lap it sooner or later, but not until I can afford a nice hsf.
Thank you Zeag, after researching a bit I guess I agree with you. I've seen that some test models were ink written.
Also I think this might work like this on some countries where Intel is not established so RMA sucks a bit.
Which country are you in?
    
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chozart? your back? welcome back and if you have been back for a while I'm just a little slow
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