Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Faint lines on cpu chip

Last response: in CPUs
November 25, 2012 8:20:22 AM


is it normal to have faint outlines of a square shape on the back of the cpu?

i3570k (costa rica)
Sealed boxed set with dirty booklet inside.

More about : faint lines cpu chip

a b à CPUs
November 25, 2012 8:37:20 AM

Hmmmmmmm ! that's a bit strange. Is it really a sealed box ? Don't tell me you purchased it off eBay :) 

The square shape tells you it has been used. Its as simple as that. Heat cycles through thermal paste between integrated CPU cooler and Heat Sink creates that square.

Definitely a used CPU.