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Strange spot on brandnew 3960X backside, RMA?

Question asked by traveller063 on Aug 10, 2020
Latest reply on Aug 12, 2020 by hardcoregames™

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.

 

Should this be directly RMAed or tried to install?

 

Edit: If the picture is made smaller you can see the spot more clearly

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