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I would like to know if you can send some pictures (high quality) of the processor where you see the corner bent.
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The only way that this can happen is if the person doing so incorrectly installed (misaligned) the processor in the socket and then latched it down.
I thought this at first as well. However, it is pretty difficult to misalign the Intel 7th gen skylake CPU as it has rounded notches on the CPU that correspond to the socket. Also if this was the case the processor would of been bent from the get go and my PC would not be working for a year. Which leaded me to think maybe overtime the CPU had slowly bent out of shape. So I done some research and it seems that the early 7th gen I3s, I5s, and I7s have all had the same issue. As if you look online it seems that Intel did not make the green board strong enough to support after market coolers. Hence why I have come to the conclusion that it has buckled under the weight of my closed loop water cooler.