|Just received a brand new boxed/sealed Phenom ii 965 125w processor (no phenom vs i5/i7 debates pls!)|
When I opened it I first thought it had been used.
There are marks on the top of the heat spreader..if I tilt it at an angle to light abrasive marks can be seen in one direction. The centre is not matt like the rest but a small shinier quarter/half centimetre circle. On two opposite sides of the spreader, each have two tiny circles or blemishes as if the cpu was clamped or something. There is also a slight stain running off one edge.
I would take a guess & put this down to the manufacturing/testing stage. But since this new box (here in the UK) is only sealed at the top opening flap & not on the bottom where the corners are interlocked. (wouldn't be too hard to open/re-close it)Thought I'd ask for a 2nd opinion.
Bought from a reputable company via internet. (Dabs)
I've built a few systems in my time & can't remember seeing marks like this b4..(maybe I just never looked as close b4).
Tnx for any opinions! Andy
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