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something wrong with my cpu???

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  1. method526 New Member

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    so i am getting ready to part out my system. i take out my cpu and start cleaning the thermal paste off the chip, when i notice a bit of darkness on my cpu. cpu has been on stock clocks since the beginning of use. picture:
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    it's that little area at the top corner. is there something wrong with my cpu, or is it still good?:confused:

    pins dont seem to be bent, right?
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    no offense but that's the worst picture in history. can you take a better pic?
     
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    i tried taking it in the light, but everything is just white without the flash. if i can see it fine, and i have horrible vision, then you should be able to see it. look at the top corner to see a slight dark area.
     
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    Does it look burnt or just darkened? Oxidized maybe? The darker contacts just look dark, the picture is blurry. Check your CPU socket for bent pins.
     
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    updated pix
     
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    nvm i've received my answer. i guess i was overreacting as the chip was fine before i pulled it out.
     
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    use a little brasso to clean it:cool:
     
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    You don't need Brasso, I wouldn't use the stuff on a CPU, it chemically burns away the metal. An eraser used lightly will clean it nicely.
     
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    It aint broken, why fix it?
     
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    Looks like current oxidization on the contacts. Usually means the CPU isn't making good contact with the pins.
     

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