I just bought a new ROG Crosshair VIII Hero motherboard and before I put in my ram into the A2 slot I noticed there was what looked to be some gunk in a few of the holes on the top of the DIMM slot. I tried pulling it off with tweezers but it looks like it's jammed in there. I examined the pins on the inside and they look to be clean. Can I still use this board or should I RMA it to be on the safe side?enter image description here

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    New motherboards shouldn’t look like that
    – Ramhound
    Feb 28, 2020 at 5:11
  • You know what, I bet someone else RMA'd it and they put it back into stock. Feb 28, 2020 at 8:13

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Yes, return it.

If that happened to it, what else happened to it?

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