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post #11 of 43
If concerned, get a replacement.

But if it works, it works.
post #12 of 43
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If concerned, get a replacement.

But if it works, it works.
I am concerned but not sure if these "used" signs are actually signs. I don't want to exchange a brand new CPU, but I do think I deserve a brand new CPU since that's what I paid for.
post #13 of 43
I wouldn't worry op, it will work. Not worth wasting your time replacing it.
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I wouldn't worry op, it will work. Not worth wasting your time replacing it.
It just bothers me that maybe it was abused by someone with LN2 or some very high voltage.
post #15 of 43
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It just bothers me that maybe it was abused by someone with LN2 or some very high voltage.
Well, even if it was used microcenter has to test the CPU before they can resell it. If it dies, just return it and no harm no foul.
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post #16 of 43
You never thought that those marks could be from when Intel is "binning" the chips.

Put it in and run stress on it at stock settings. If it passes, don't worry about it.
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post #17 of 43
It could have also been a chip off the line that was tested out of its batch before they were all sent out.
     
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post #18 of 43
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Well, even if it was used microcenter has to test the CPU before they can resell it. If it dies, just return it and no harm no foul.
If that's the case, microcenter shouldn't be selling it as new though..

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You never thought that those marks could be from when Intel is "binning" the chips.

Put it in and run stress on it at stock settings. If it passes, don't worry about it.
I don't know how Intel binning system works but that might be a possibility, although i've never heard of small scratches before. I just have no idea if the socket pin dents are normal.

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It could have also been a chip off the line that was tested out of its batch before they were all sent out.
I hope this is the case, that would be even better then brand new since they would probably put it through more quality control testing.
post #19 of 43
What's the problem

Stick it in the socket ans see what it will do?

If it is a POS then take it back, if it is a rockstar keep it .......
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post #20 of 43
i would guess someone brought it and figure that they can't hit 5 ghz without hitting 1.50+ volts and returned it and got a lower model?
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