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    CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    Http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AMD-Athlon-II-...item230e757d65

    Now how do you suppose that happened?

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    Re: CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    "Never misused" - I beg to differ!!

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    Re: CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    Maybe he had an old broken board and figured he'd make use of it as a way of protecting the pins. I doubt it though.

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    Re: CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    I wonder if the board is for sale as well?
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    Re: CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    I checked whether he was selling a motherboard. Doesn't look like it.

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    Re: CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    Good god hopefully he just had a socket lying around rather than ripping it off the board.

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    Re: CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    I suspect the board he removed it from is now wholly inappropriate for purpose.

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    Re: CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    oh.....just oh lol
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    Re: CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    It's the new AM3+ system. It connects to the new system boards with sellotape.
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    Re: CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    Lol, tempted to buy it and complain that I can't work out how to fit it in my motherboard.

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    Re: CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    Well that is clealry nicked lol.

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    Re: CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    Lol great find. I wonder how he managed to get that off!

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    Re: CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    It's in the socket to prevent bent pins. The CPU is apparently working fine as described.
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    Re: CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    I guess if you can buy the board it came from - it would make a very handy jigsaw puzzle?
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    Re: CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    Really made me laugh that. Deserves a big red FAIL badge.
    Of course, if could just be as others have said i.e. socket to protect pins but it's the first time I've seen it done like this, and the seller should have mentioned something.

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    Re: CPU on ebay - clearly removed from system by an expert

    Seller has listed a second one with identical pic...

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