Question Accidentally dropped new i12700k 🤦🏻‍♂️😅

Jun 14, 2022
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So I made a stupid mistake and dropped my 12700k about 3 feet onto a hardwood floor while reapplying fresh thermal paste yesterday. There was no physical damage I could see after inspecting it and I have since reinstalled in into my system. Everything appears to be working just fine and temps are a bit cooler like I wanted. Looks like I got lucky with this one.. I just wanted some reassurance everything is okay. Has anyone done this before? What was the outcome? Is there anything that could be effected performance wise due to the drop?
 
There was no physical damage I could see after inspecting it . Everything appears to be working just fine and temps are a bit cooler like I wanted. Looks like I got lucky with this one.
It depends, how it lands and on what surface.
For example, if it drops on a tile floor and lands on one of the corners, then cpu substrate can get damaged and also traces within substrate.
This is the worst case scenario.

Wood floor has less hardness than tile.
Also if cpu lands on IHS instead (not on a corner), then damage also is minimal. May be slightly scratched IHS.
 
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