i bought this 2nd hand from someone i usually get my hand me downs from.. after i bought it i had waited 4 days after till i had free time to finally install it. i was taking a look at it and it looks like its missing a capacitor or resistor. i was wondering if itll still be safe to install it. i have 3rd party coolers/fans etc... here is a pic of it. Any Intel CPU Gurus out there that can give me the green light to pop it in. i had 2 questions if it is okay, 1) what problems i might run into in the long run ? 2) if it were to be to overclocked will it still be safe?
Hi Theodore, our best recommendation is to return this processor to the seller or person who gave it to you and see if it is possible to get one from an Intel Partner or Intel Authorized Dealer.