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Intel i5 label on back of cpu?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by tadrim, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Martini1991


    Joined: Sep 18, 2009

    Posts: 25,317

    Location: Dormanstown.

    I'd be sending that back.
  2. Kelt


    Joined: Nov 14, 2007

    Posts: 6,825

    Location: Down with the færies

    Definitely this.

    8Pack should know better :p
  3. String


    Joined: Jan 6, 2013

    Posts: 8,000

    Location: Lanarkshire

    No way would I accept that.
  4. trisp


    Joined: Apr 7, 2010

    Posts: 754

    O wow that is bad :(
  5. Doogles


    Joined: Mar 22, 2014

    Posts: 3,207

    Some Isopropyl alcohol would clean that right off.
  6. darket

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 19, 2011

    Posts: 1,179

    Location: Reading

    Because of a sticker ???

    Because of a sticker ?????

    Again Because of a sticker ????
    Do you people get upset by everything so trivial ?

    This man deserves a medal for (quite rightly) pointing out the sodding obvious !
  7. Vargas


    Joined: Apr 15, 2012

    Posts: 3,076

    Location: Edinburgh/Rannoch

    Why would they? Very odd
  8. darket

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 19, 2011

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    Location: Reading

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  9. Hedge


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 16,257

    Location: Up Norf 2 Daan Saaf

    Sending back over a sticker? Lol.

    Surely you clean it off and use it like normal?

    If it doesn't work then send it back...
  10. Tom898


    Joined: Oct 31, 2013

    Posts: 109

    As above.

    Why go through the hassle of sending back and then waiting for a new one? Just clean it, see how it behaves in a system and then if it isn't within normal temps then send it back, you've got the photos now to prove it...
  11. southernorth

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 1, 2016

    Posts: 1,659

    I wouldn't send it back, just ask for a slight refund. Clearly you've paid for something new, but it hasn't arrived quite how it should.

    And yes, the sticker is a minor issue (which should come off easily) but it shouldn't happen.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
  12. Hedge


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 16,257

    Location: Up Norf 2 Daan Saaf

    A sticker has probably ended up in the box by accident. If the chip looks new and the glue cleans off then there really isn't an issue.

    Some people freak out over things that I would personally just deal with and not bother creating such drama.
  13. darket

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 19, 2011

    Posts: 1,179

    Location: Reading

    Its the facebook mentality, "oh noes i spilt my coffee this morning" *picture* *picture* like like like like like.

    It's people craving attention for the most mundane of things.

    Just to clarify, iv'e bought loads of Tray cpu's over the years and MANY of them would come with a bar code sticker.

    After suffering having to peal it off and clean it (you should always clean the heat spreader before cooler installation fyi) the sun did rise in the morning and all was right with the world again.
  14. EVH


    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 24,076

    Location: Swansea

    FYI, you should raise this in the customer service section if you want staff to review it.

    I’m not sure if I could move it there as there are restrictions on that forum but let me know if you want and I’ll try.
  15. tadrim


    Joined: Dec 6, 2017

    Posts: 5

    I didn't actually mean to create drama for this! I just asked a legitimate question i had! I've opened a support request just making sure i can send it back if i do clean it so will just wait for them to let me know it's safe for me to go ahead and try!

    Thanks all for your input!

    Thank you! I'll see how the webticket turns out first!
  16. bru


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 5,881

    Location: kent

    As was mentioned in one of the other threads on here, there no stupid questions only stupid answers. ;)

    Just clean it off and all should be fine.
  17. Glanza


    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 6,816

    Location: South Yorkshire

    That is a OCUK stock sticker usually they are on the outside of the box, unless they've taken some new people on the Christmas rush who haven't fully understood OCUK's policy's this shouldn't have happened. @Gibbo
  18. djimty


    Joined: Sep 14, 2010

    Posts: 222

    Location: Batley, Leeds

    This shouldn't be happening but a bit of isopropyl will get it off, no biggie really.
  19. TheMightyTen


    Joined: Feb 4, 2003

    Posts: 5,534

    Location: Birmingham

    Donald Trump has just tweeted to say a sticker on the IHS is perfectly normal he uses 10 every day, just spread some mustard on and the heatsink of your choice and you're good to go.
  20. Doogles


    Joined: Mar 22, 2014

    Posts: 3,207

    I know that shouldn't have happened and I'd be in CS thread saying this is bad but I'd just wipe it off and let my opinion be known, then move on in life.

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