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*WEIRD* CPU Lable (& its still working)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by 1stcowgirl, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. 1stcowgirl

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    A few months after i got my i5-2500K computer, i wanted to install a better CPU fan.
    (i live in the desert i watched the cpu getting to 60c on idle)
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    anyway, after i took the cpu out Iv noticed a lable on the inner side.
    now let me 1st say that this computer was bought from a very respected computers company and that they are the bigest in my country (so no fakes here).

    2nd, the computer was working beautiful for 8 moths without any errors!

    so just take a look at the pics and please Answer these Questions:
    1 - Did you ever saw somthing like that?
    2 - why is the lable there and what for?
    3 - is it actualy safe to put a lable on that part of the cpu?
    (i just want to find someone who actualy saw somthing like that, or better.... know what is it.)


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  2. natr0n

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    I would remove that label.

    its used for there(store) part numbers I'm sure.
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    its a barcode label used to scan the item with in stores, remove it
  4. Kantastic

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    I honestly don't know if you're trolling or not... but if you aren't... you just blew my mind. There's no reason for you to leave that sticker on so remove it. How it got there in the first place is beyond my imagination.
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  6. 1stcowgirl

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    BECAUSE:
    They phoned me yesterday and they insisted that they sell all of their computer this way.
    the person on the other side told me that all of their CPUs are deliverd like that to the customers.

    (im not new to their CPUs and i never saw anything like that) - & still they insisted that its been like that for years.
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    i live......somewhere, and even in my own country people dident saw anything like that.
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    they said its a TRAY ID and I Shouldet take it off.
    What do you think?
  7. DOM

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    I saw wood .... I had to lol

    but I never seen something like that.... I would remove it
  8. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    As the others have said, it's a store label so just pull it off carefully. The label shouldn't hurt it, but it is useless and not meant to be there.

    So, what country are you in and what's the name of this store?
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012
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    Krazy Owl New Member

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    The way the barcode is done and the font reminds me of older Acer mobos.
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    Remove it because excessive heat in long run can make it melt and the glue can spread to the components and the socket and can cause a mess. I saw a friend's computer with this kind of label. That was even worse as the label was both below the CPU and above the IHS(his rig was overheating and that's why he called me). So what he told me is that the PC was given to the service center few months back. And those were the identification stickers.
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    I'd take it off and put it somewhere safe just incase the store needs it because they're to lazy to type in a few numbers lol
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    {
    /*Insert snarky comment about putting random things in a cpu socket....*/

    return(0)
    }

    remove it silly cowgirl
  13. Kreij

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    There's your answer. They put it on. Iv'e never seen an Intel processor with a barcode label on it.

    Could be. It's really irrelevant.

    You can tell us where you live if you want. No one will think any differently of you.
    We have people from all over the world here on TPU. :toast:

    I would remove it. Everything you need to know about the CPU is on the top of it.
    You can visit the Intel website to verify that it's a legit CPU if you want.
    The other markings on the CPU show whether it is retail or OEM, the manufacturer, etc.


    Oh and BTW, welcome to TPU.
  14. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Hmm, my opinion will differ here:


    Leave it on. If you want store to honor warranty, it's required to leave it in place. Many PC stores do this.


    It's not going to cause any harm.

    Now, I do see a pad on the CPU that looks like it might be burnt and causing issues...that I would look more into..but that sticker, although not that common, poses no problem at all.
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    I vote to keep it somewhere safe
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    Didn't even see that before you mentioned it, good eye!
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    Good eyes!:toast:

    Yep, check out that dark spot and check you socket on the motherboard.

    And, leave the sticker... you might need to return it to that secret store in that secret country... one day.:)
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    i'd be more worried about the blackened contact pad you have on the top left of your CPU....
    check the socket, it seems like the old documented problem with foxconn sockets that have poor contact....
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    But if i remember correctly the problem was with socket 1156 , not 1155 ..
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    But the blackening is quite visible even in those blurry pics...., at the least he should be cleaning it with isop alcohol or contact cleaner and having a nice good look at the socket itself on the MB because it might be burnt too.
    and if it is, he should be pushing both of them to warranty
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    It would cause me concern knowing this sticker would be sandwiched between the CPU and the socket, none the less I don't thin it would cause any problems.

    Could be worse.
    Back in the day some custom system building companies would hot glue the components to the motherboard.
  22. IamEzio

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    When the sticker is on the bottom of the CPU it's not a problem , it is a problem when the sticker is on the top of the IHS , and i saw this ones on a friend's i7 870 ,removing it wasn't easy .
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    No fucking way! :laugh:
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    THIS!! I've worked at a retail store where that was done with tray CPUs. The only way we tracked CPUs for warranty purposes was with a sticker exactly like that under the CPU. As tray CPU warranties are not held by Intel direct (source), if a customer brought in a CPU without the sticker we voided the warranty and he was completely SOL.
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    A friends PC which he bought for a couple of G's have a blob of hot glue on top of the PCI-E slot fixing his 7600GT to the motherboard along with the connectors on the SATA cables.

    There was probably more else where too.

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