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Windows 7: I dropped my intel i5, help needed

01 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bits
I dropped my intel i5, help needed

I was changing the thermal paste of my intel i5 and ofcourse I was so stupid to drop it, luckily the processor have a hard case on the outside but still there is a small dent on the outside of the metal case, example picture of the place of the dent (this picture is just random not my processor!):

Does somebody know if it hurted the processor when I put it back in my computer? is there any electric stuff under it or are these 2 metal things on the outside of the case just to keep the processor on its place?

Many thanks,

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01 Jun 2015   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Most likely, you are ok just as long as the dent isn't so large as to have distorted the top of the metal case.
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01 Jun 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

It`s just the heat spreader, you`ll be fine.

Put it back in.
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