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AMD Processor (heatsink grill marks)

The Frozen Mind

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Oct 22, 2017
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Greetings! Fellow Techs.

"heat sink grill marks" on your AMD Processor.

on the four sides of the processor (plate)
-heat sink marks seems to be a discoloration
-already cleaned it with 99% alcohol
-this is a 7 year old processor
-using the stock heat sink fan - the cause of the grill marks.

I collect different kinds of processors and I noticed this specific "AMD Phenom X4 970 processor" had these marks from the heat sink due to years of use.

anyone had the same heat sink grill marks/scratch?
(it just looks bad on the collection shelf).
I can use a metal polish just to lessen the grill marks, just to look shiny.
but just curious if anyone had the same experience.

Thank you.
 

mikeymikec

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The only marks from a heatsink I've ever seen on an AMD processor are from when the heatsink fins have traces of thermal paste on them, and those are just paste-coloured and come straight off as the paste usually does with a bit of acetone.
 

The Frozen Mind

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Oct 22, 2017
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The only marks from a heatsink I've ever seen on an AMD processor are from when the heatsink fins have traces of thermal paste on them, and those are just paste-coloured and come straight off as the paste usually does with a bit of acetone.
I see, so this might not be a scratch/marks after all. probably just a stain from the thermal paste (color).
 

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