New 9980XE 00 Error code and it turns out to be a fake cpu!
I bought a new cpu and motherboard yesterday. I tried to install it but it keeps giving cpu error code: 00, meanwhile fans and gpu are running. After trying everything on motherboard I went ahead and used my old 7920X instead of 9980XE. It worked flawlessly so I found out that cpu had an issue.
After that I decided to check cpu to see if something is wrong with it before I contact Intel for an RMA then I realized that it had a sticker on it. I pulled it off and all the writings came off together with it. Is this even normal? I haven't seen anything a sticker on a cpu before. It is not plastic so I'm not sure if that is a flaw during production or something else.
Box was perfectly fine, it wasn't altered. Seal wasn't broken but after seeing that sticker on top of it, I started to have doubts about this cpu. ID and writings on the sticker is also matching the serial information on the box.
Can someone with 9980XE provide information about this?
I'm attaching a few photos to show you what I'm dealing with.
Last edited by Nihaan; 03-03-2019 at 01:47 PM.