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Is this condition normal for intel CPUs?

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July 25, 2011 6:48:10 AM

that is a little scary
I would be worried about thermal paste or dust getting in there
if it is possible to return or RMA I think I would
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July 25, 2011 11:07:43 AM

That is the seal between the heat spreader cap and the small PCB on which the chip sits. It doesn't look bad enough to be a problem.

I would try it and see if it works before getting worried about it.
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July 25, 2011 4:36:10 PM

I wouldn't worry about it unless I started to see some high temps while running the processor. You can call our technical support at 916-377-7000 and they can take care of you.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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November 12, 2011 4:03:41 AM

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