Intel Core i7 processor query

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Intel Core i7 processor query

Post by Tank » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:20 am

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I have just started to build a new computer with a P6T deluxe motherboard and an intel Core i7 processor. Fairly new to all this and have not built many computers. My query is a bit daft but the CPU has a label on the front after you remove the cap. It says 'Do Not' and thats all. (its over the pin part, not the part you apply the thermal paste. Do I leave it or remove it?
Never seen this before on a cpu

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Re: Intel Core i7 processor query

Post by DMB2000uk » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:00 am

Remove it, there shouldn't be any labels or whatever left on. :)

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Re: Intel Core i7 processor query

Post by Tank » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:14 am

Hi, Thanks for that, but I should just mention that it is right in the middle of the cpu not on the outside edge. Do I still remove it? I though it might need to be left in case of having to send it back if necessary to prove its not a copy

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Re: Intel Core i7 processor query

Post by DMB2000uk » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:39 am

They can tell that it's not a copy through better means than a sticker.

I don't like the sound of having some paper in such a hot area, so take it off :axe:

Strange that it's only half a sticker though!

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Re: Intel Core i7 processor query

Post by bubba » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:43 am

Does it look like this? If so take it off, you're fine.
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Re: Intel Core i7 processor query

Post by Tank » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:09 am

Yes it looks like that. If it has to come off why put it on in the first place? Anyway thanks for all your help.

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Re: Intel Core i7 processor query

Post by bubba » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:09 am

Most likely a stocking sticker, was your CPU an OEM CPU or a retail box?
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Re: Intel Core i7 processor query

Post by Tank » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:43 pm

It was a retail boxed version, didn't know you could get oem version of this CPU.

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Re: Intel Core i7 processor query

Post by werty316 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:59 pm

Take it off unless you want a melted sticker underneath your processor.
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Re: Intel Core i7 processor query

Post by crowTrobot » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:16 am

lol I didn't check mine before I put it in if it had that, now I'm paranoid that it might be contributing to my temps topping at 82°C on Prime95. Although that would probably be stupid since the processor probably won't even boot if I had left it on.

Although when I think about it more, I also didn't check if there is a plastic covering the stock heatsink paste when I plugged it in. Is there? Maybe I had too much coffee this morning contributing to my paranoia. :drinkers: lol

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