Heya guys I bought a 3ghz Prescott processor off these forums a month ago for the princely sum of $50 dollars plus postage. The only damage being a damaged/broken pin. I attempted to fix this, but ended up pulling the contact pad right off the bottom of the CPU packaging. Determined to try and fix this, I succeeded in making it worse. However, this afternoon I decided to test it in a board I have here and it seems to be working flawlessly. The BIOS CPU temperatures are all over the place though, ranging between 5 - 10C oscillations between readings. The damaged pin in question, which has been completely removed from the CPU packaging is this one: See the notch where two pins are missing on the right hand side on the bottom row (pins 1 + 2) ? Well, the pin immediately next to these on the bottom row is damaged. Does anybody have any idea what it does?