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Intel i5 label on back of cpu?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by tadrim, 6 Dec 2017.

  1. tadrim

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    Hi Guys!

    Haven't built a PC in a long time but just purchased the i5 8600k! (oem) Yay!

    But it appears to have a barcode sticker on the back of the actual CPU itself, annoyingly it's not an easy peel so it has obvioulsly got bits left on the CPU itself, is this an accidental sticker-ing? Or should i just remove it with the usual cpu thermal compound remover?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jono8

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    Do you mean it is actually on the contacts? if so that is weird!
     
  3. Glanza

    Capodecina

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    Odd pictures required.

    Did you buy oem or retail?
     
  4. tadrim

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    hi Sorry! Not on the contacts on the face plate side where the cooler goes, it was an OEM.

    Just want to make sure it's okay to pick it all off. (I assume so as it would just be like removing paste?)

    Thanks
     
  5. Rannoch

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    Upload a pic
     
  6. Hagar

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    Boiling water for five minutes [/jk]
     
  7. mikedigitales

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    Surely that's a new low, staff members first day?
     
  8. southernorth

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    Post a picture of the CPU
     
  9. Ryan-3

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    IPA on a piece of cloth, let it lightly soak the stuck on bits and then wipe the little pieces off. Should remove them along with any left over residue.
     
  10. wedrum

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    blowtorch
     
  11. Acme

    Caporegime

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    vodka, ipa (not the ale variety), label remover, nail polish remover, something.
     
  12. eddiew

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    White spirit would be my advice. If it's troublesome, consider returning it, because the heatspreader needs to have a good clean contact without gluey residue...
     
  13. trisp

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    Barcode on the actual ihs? thats not normal

    (also its the 8600k again thats having issues it seems just webnote ocuk and they will sort it out !)
     
  14. G J

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    Years ago I cant remember the exact place I bought a cpu from the retailer put a small barcode sticker on the underside of it and it was half on the gold contacts and covered near all of the central cpu die area. I peeled it off and I had no problems with it but what a weird place to put it. :confused:

    edit: I think it was one of my old core2duo cpu's.
     
  15. tadrim

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    Thanks Guys ill upload a picture when i get home tonight!
     
  16. Kelt

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    OP never said he/she bought it from OCUK.
     
  17. Hotwired

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    No pictures to ogle at :(
     
  18. Dempsey22

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    Small drop of IPA then use chainsaw. Works a treat.

    In all seriousness though , why would they put a sticker there. :rolleyes:
     
  19. trisp

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    True.

    Hope op shows a picture pretty curious what had happened.
     
  20. tadrim

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    Hi, Yes i brought this from Ocuk

    Picutre as promised:
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