I see the difference between your processor picture and the other one. I see a difference of two missing capacitors.
If the processor is still under warranty please get in touch with our Warranty Department so they can help you checking the warranty on the unit: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/contactsupport
I was under the impression that physical damage would void the warranty. I am prepared to, and have the required soldering skills to replace the components. Would you be able to let me know the value of the components or put me in touch with someone who can (I believe them to be decoupling capacitors).