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Question Cannot identify CPU

iffykaptain

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I bought a cpu at a resale store a few months ago and I've been in a mess to identify it ever since. The lid claims it as a Core i9 7900x. I thought I had gotten an amazing deal, and since I had no way to test it I sold it as Parts or Repair on eBay. After about 4 months the buyer filed a dispute through PayPal, and claimed I sold him a Core i7 processor. He wasn't very specific, but he claimed it worked although it wasn't what he ordered. I suspect it is a cpu that was delidded and swapped before I bought it, as it was from an Amazon return lot bought by the store. I was wondering if anyone could help me identify it through pictures of the top and bottom of it.
 

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UsandThem

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If you never tested it, there's no way of knowing.

That said, Ebay and Paypal sides with the buyer 99.99% of the time, so if you don't have concrete proof they are trying to scam you, you might as well save the time trying to fight it.
 

The Stilt

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Its been remarked (laser).
SKL-X heatspreaders do not have the hole and the shape of the heatspreader doesn't match either.
If I had to guess, I'd say it is some early Broadwell-EP ES which has been remarked.
 

LTC8K6

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Doesn't match the backside of a KL-X chip as far as I can tell.
Doesn't look like a 2066 chip.
The only chip I saw that looked exactly like the pic in the OP was BW-E.
 

Topweasel

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Okay that makes sense. People need to be more descriptive though "works" and "i7" aren't helpful. This is a 6850 for the 2011-v3 and not a 7900x would have been much more helpful.
 

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