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It this Q6600 fried or it's normal?

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Hi all,

I'm new to this forum and this is my first post so excuse me if I haven't posted it on the right place.

I got hold of an used Q6600 chip. After a quick inspection, I noticed thet it has darker and brighter zones on the side of the connectors.
I'm unaware if it's working or not, don't have an appropriate motherboard to test it at the moment.

You can clearly see the dark and bright spots on the picture I've attached but it's hardly visible if you are looking at the chip itself with a bare eye.

Could this be caused by overheating?

I tried to clean it with a wet wipe but with no result.

Any help would be much appreciated.

post #2 of 4
It does seem to be a bit damaged.
     
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Thanks for the reply.

I know it doesn't look normal, but that's only when you look at the photo.
Might that be caused by anything other than overheating i.e. ageing, oxidation...and is there any chance the cpu will work.
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brighter and darker is normal on mine O-o
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