Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Is this CPU USED or not !?

Last response: in CPUs
Share
July 20, 2012 9:25:24 PM

Sorry for my English.

I ordered BOXed Core-i5-3550 last week.
I thought this is new CPU, not USED one.

But it have 1 or 2 scratch(or dent) on each GOLD dot on the grid.

If this is not USED, how it gets scratched ?

here is a picture I took with mobile-phone.
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/5209/120721005.jpg

So, This CPU is vergin or not ?
Should I send back this CPU, Seriously ?

More about : cpu

a c 109 à CPUs
July 20, 2012 9:36:12 PM

Its meant to be like that, i think so that the pins on the motherboard don't slip, if it was used then the seal would be broken on the box and the heatsink would probably come without thermal paste.

Was the seal broken?
m
0
l

Best solution

July 20, 2012 9:36:46 PM

Intel tests these before they leave the factory so I don't think marks on the contacts would be a sign of a used CPU.
Share
Related resources
July 21, 2012 7:36:21 AM

thx, mates.

I can start building my new system.
m
0
l
July 27, 2012 11:57:32 PM

Best answer selected by tomohiko.
m
0
l
!