Question Is it okay to have a sticker under a xeon cpu?

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I bought a Xeon X3440 CPU online and when it arrived it had a sticker underneath. I was just gonna ask if it can still work like that and if I need to remove it, what is the best possible way in doing so?
 
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MangaTech

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Probably is something like this. I've seen on some youtube videos this kind of stickers in CH cpu's.
This is some kind of warranty.

 

Karadjgne

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Haha no. Those stickers on the old 771's weren't stickers as such, but sticky sided metal tape that joined power/ground connections because of the differences in socket pinouts. Doing so just adapted the pins to use on a 775 mobo. Common practice.

That sticker of op's needs to go. It's not a warranty sticker but QC done by someone not at the factory. There should be nothing on top of those smd's.

I'd use 90% or better isopropyl if it can be found and a needle to carefully lift the sticker, not a cotton swab that could potentially snag. And much patience.
 
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Haha no. Those stickers on the old 771's weren't stickers as such, but sticky sided metal tape that joined power/ground connections because of the differences in socket pinouts. Doing so just adapted the pins to use on a 775 mobo. Common practice.

That sticker of op's needs to go. It's not a warranty sticker but QC done by someone not at the factory. There should be nothing on top of those smd's.

I'd use 90% or better isopropyl if it can be found and a needle to carefully lift the sticker, not a cotton swab that could potentially snag. And much patience.
OK thanks I'll try it!
 
Oct 27, 2021
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Haha no. Those stickers on the old 771's weren't stickers as such, but sticky sided metal tape that joined power/ground connections because of the differences in socket pinouts. Doing so just adapted the pins to use on a 775 mobo. Common practice.

That sticker of op's needs to go. It's not a warranty sticker but QC done by someone not at the factory. There should be nothing on top of those smd's.

I'd use 90% or better isopropyl if it can be found and a needle to carefully lift the sticker, not a cotton swab that could potentially snag. And much patience.
Can I use 70% isopropyl alcohol?
 

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