I just bought an AMD Athlon II X3 440 (retail box).
When I came back home and opened the box I found that the CPU has a "dot" on its surface. It seems like the dot is not covered by the normal paint.
see the dot near the 2D bar-code
My new motherboard is still on its way so in a few days I'll not be able to test whether this processor works or not.
Returning it would be complicated since it is from an online store.
So if it is not dead-for-sure I'll just wait for the arrival of the motherboard.
Can one tell it is dead from the surface?