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what is this discoloration on the pins of my 2500k?

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Definitely happened in the 2 months I've had my rig running--just pulled the CPU out of the board now to swap to the fixed cougar point board.

The gradation in color from top to bottom is just shadow, but the discoloration on the right hand side is clearly visible in any lighting.

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probably just the transition from one bit of metal to another, they may be slightly different makeups
    
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