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Heatsink scratched CPU heat spreader, help!

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February 4, 2014 10:41:37 PM

After using Phanteks ph-tc14pe for a few days, it did this to my i7 4770k (@ 4.5 GHz). How concerned should I be?

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February 4, 2014 10:54:51 PM

Hi there,

Not at all. Not saying you should do this, but this article may put a single scratch into perspective...

http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-ihs-lapping-and-remov...
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February 4, 2014 10:59:39 PM

The scratch is near the edge so really, it isn't a big issue at all. this article shows the hotspots on both amd and intel cpus.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thermal-paste-heat-...

your scratch is far away from it so it isn't anything to freak out over. it isn't a good thing but you'll be fine. At the worst, the cpu might run 1 or 2 degrees warmer.
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February 4, 2014 11:07:24 PM

joeboy235 said:
Hi there,

Not at all. Not saying you should do this, but this article may put a single scratch into perspective...

http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-ihs-lapping-and-remov...


Thank you for the quick reply, I was worried that it might causes damage to my CPU. It was my first time seeing the brownish mark. Initially, I thought it was a burned mark.
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February 4, 2014 11:10:59 PM

ethereal essence said:
The scratch is near the edge so really, it isn't a big issue at all. this article shows the hotspots on both amd and intel cpus.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thermal-paste-heat-...

your scratch is far away from it so it isn't anything to freak out over. it isn't a good thing but you'll be fine. At the worst, the cpu might run 1 or 2 degrees warmer.


Thank you for the reply!

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