Did you buy your CPU as a "Retail" or "boxed" version, complete with a nice thin-fin copper heatsink?
I think you did.
If so, no prob... what you have 'scratched' is the 'thermal pad' that's attached to the bottom, middle, of the HS.
They used to ship these with a piece of tape ( the 'sticker' ), protecting the 'thermal pad' but lately have been using a plastic 'cup' that protects the whole bottom of the HS, because people weren't reading the instructions, and removing the 'sticker' before installing the HS.
The 'thermal pad' is designed to melt in the heat from the processor and conform exactly to the shape of the 'die' in the center of the CPU.
It will, but don't remove it to check... the 'thermal pad' is designed for 'one-use-only'... you put it on, and you leave it there.
So if the answer to my first question was 'Yes', then you have nothing to worry about.
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