strange round spots on 3930K CPU after cleaning with Arcticlean 1

Discussion in 'Intel Processors' started by lukx, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. lukx

    lukx Limp Gawd

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    After I cleaned my CPU with arcticlean nr1 (http://www.arcticsilver.com/arcticlean.htm)
    I noticed strange round spots in those places: [​IMG]. They disappear when it's getting dry. Is it coming form fabrication process?
     
  2. Eureka!

    Eureka! Gawd

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    Sounds like the moisture from the cleaner pooling on uneven surfaces. The IHS of your CPU isn't perfectly flat.
     
  3. mothman

    mothman [H]ardness Supreme

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    I've noticed that to on every Intel CPU I clean with the two step Arcticlean. It goes away after using the #2 part. I bet Intel uses an automated suction cup device to place or move the CPu's around and what we see is the residue left behind by 4 small suction cups.