Just bought a new R5 2600 but it has dent like marks in the corners of the heat spreader, is this normal? I have no way to test if it works at the moment as I still need to buy RAM for my new build. Thank you
Same "dents" on both my Ryzen 7 2700 and 2700X, both work properly
That is decidedly not normal. You should RMA it to the place you bought it from.
Normal or not, these slight curved indentations seem to be common. If you search for photos of Ryzen desktop processors, you can see many that look like this. Therefore, I do not think that this is an indicator of damage, but just a strangely shaped heat-spreader.
Thanks for taking the time to show me that, your pictures have given me some peace of mind over the worries I've had. I dunno if I should call them "dents" because they don't seem that severe it's the only thing I could think of to describe them. I have seen other pictures on the internet with similar looking "marks" and some people claiming its part of the manufacturing process. I haven't used a AMD CPU in a long time so I wasn't sure if I should be concerned about it or not, thanks again.
sorry for the quotes, I didn't know how to call it either
it struck me when I observed this difference compared to the first generation of Ryzen, currently I use Cooler Master Hyper H412R for 2700 and NZXT Kraken X62 for 2700X, the copper bases of both thermal solutions contact correctly with both IHS's, temps are normal too, everything works as expected.
All the best
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