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Do Ryzen 1700 CPUs ship with a protective film?

Question asked by bouttime on Nov 19, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 22, 2017 by amdmatt

Hi, I've just installed my Ryzen 1700 using the stock Wraith Spire Cooler. Neither the Cooler nor the CPU appeared to have a protective film attached prior to installation but I didn't look too closely to be honest.

 

Can anyone confirm? The Thermal Paste (TIM) appeared to be discoloured but I dabbed it with my finger gently and it left a small finger print, so it seems the cooler didn't have any protective film applied. Maybe the discolouration was due to the fact the CPU had been in storage for a while.

 

The CPU corners looked a little like there was a protective film starting to separate but the actual surface appeared to be bare metal. I just want to be sure I haven't installed it with a film in place. The Installation instructions make no reference to protective films that need to be removed prior to installation.

 

I haven't turned it on yet as I'm waiting on Memory and an M.2 NVME SSD.

 

Many thanks in advance!

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