Question Strange spot on brandnew Threadripper 3960X backside

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Hi,

I just received a brand new TR 3960X and wanted to install it when I realized a strange reddish/brownish spot on the backside
It is very clearly visible in real.

I hesitate to install the CPU as it is going into a complete custom loop and it would be an extreme hassle to have to remove it again?

Anyone ever seen something like that. Should this directly be RMAed, or should I install it?

https://pasteboard.co/JlAPiHp.jpg

https://pasteboard.co/JlAPuUD.jpg



Thanks
 

FoxVoxDK

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To be quite honest, I see very little, might have been something on the test bed at the factory, you could try some Isopropyl Alc. and see if it comes off.
If not try a breadboarding it first, see if it works as intended.

If you're really uncertain, RMA is your friend.
 
Aug 9, 2020
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I used another angle and pulled up the contrast a bit

https://pasteboard.co/JlAUNAE.jpg

Breadboarding is no option as I have no cooler for this thing here
Then I might just have to risk it, I am not amused. RMAing it would be very elaborate process from where I live right now.

It looks like it is burnt in real
 
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