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Phenom II x6 1090T for $120, but top is extremely scratched up

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I saw one of these at my local PC shop today. Is it worth buying it? Does it affect the actual CPU if the top is scratched?

My scratched, I mean that this thing has been massacred. It looks like some animal clawed at it at least 30 times, but I don't think it was an animal. The cuts are only like 1.5mm deep though. The pins are still in good shape.
Edited by ComradeNF - 4/8/11 at 9:51pm
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If it works I would buy it and just lap it smooth with sandpaper. Can you test it?
    
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If the shop will guarantee that it will work then yes, it is worth it.

But do expect to spend some time lapping it to make it flat again.
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If it works I would buy it and just lap it smooth with sandpaper. Can you test it?
The store has a 7 day return policy if I return it in the original condition. I have an AM3 MB, so I could test it I guess.

Doesn't sandpapering it just ruin it even more?
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That is cheap get it! I would lap that processor if the pins are fine. It would affect the contact of a heatsink.
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post #6 of 18
Just lap it, $120 is a great price for now if it works. But I imagine these things will be selling <$150 in a year.
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The store has a 7 day return policy if I return it in the original condition. I have an AM3 MB, so I could test it I guess.

Doesn't sandpapering it just ruin it even more?
Some people do it.
It's called lapping and I believe you have to keep using higher and higher grit paper till it has a mirror finish.
    
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post #8 of 18
Lapping the Processor + heat sink will get rid of the small grooves and convex/concave of the processor + HS

Will lower your temps
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The store has a 7 day return policy if I return it in the original condition. I have an AM3 MB, so I could test it I guess.

Doesn't sandpapering it just ruin it even more?
No you just start at a low grit and move your way up to a higher grit for a mirror like finish. There are a few guides on here how to lap a processor. I would first test it and run Prime95+Intel Burn test for a long time to make sure it works correctly.
    
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Wow. That's pretty ridiculous to have it in that kind of condition. Offer them $100. If works it might be worth it.
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