Originally Posted by slickwilly
I once damaged the contacts an E8400,(bent pins in CPU socket) the contacts had a burnt color to them which I cleaned with Acetone, the chip has been running 3.6ghz. for the last 2 years, it also got dropped numinous times.
I think it is funny how if you bring up religion here at OCN you get fragged and possibly earn an infraction but you can project your morality on to others all day long with out so much as a "watch it or else" I do agree that this situation was morally questionable but that's just my way of looking at the world
'Morally' was the wrong word, I admit. However, changing it now would render the replies a bit awkward.
This is not a moral situation, it is fraud and dishonesty plain and simple.
Glad it is working, OP. most PC components are pretty resilient.