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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:58 pm 
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Hello all,

I've just started my first computer build and I've already hit a small issue. When I opened up the motherboard's CPU slot, I immediately noticed a dark spot among the pins. I have no idea what it is - it appears to be some kind of dark-colored residue between a few of the pins. Perhaps even a small insect or something? Is it possible that this is something that is supposed to be there? For obvious reasons, I'm reluctant to poke or prod anything. For reference, I'm using the MSI X99A Raider. I've linked to a couple of pictures below, although they probably won't help too much. Anyone have advice on how to proceed? Again, it's my first build, so I'm being rather cautious. Thanks!

http://imageshack.com/a/img924/2250/W2Pak0.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img921/1719/fCgLlV.jpg


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:02 am 
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Should not be any type of contamination or residue on the CPU socket contacts! Either during manufacture or elsewhere, that came to be. A final inspection was faulty. I would return the motherboard to the dealer for full refund or exchange.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:23 am 
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Ended up being some kind of foam debris. Was able to nab it by dislodging it a little with a straightened stable and grabbing it with tweezers. Thanks all!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:50 pm 
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Good work! Glad it was only a bit of stray foam.

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