Pentium 4 scratch on pins?(Pics Included)

certifiedgmane

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Hi i have Pentium 4 which i want to install in my pc but it has a scratch on the underside is this a reason to be concerned? I obviously wouldn't have bought the cpu if i knew it had a scratch but the seller(Ebay) didn't provide pictures and i figured i could trust him because he had a very high rating and claimed that it had been tested and was working properly but id like a second opinion before i place it in my PC. I would have return it but its been a year sense i bought it and i wasn't able to install it on day one becuase of a stripped screw on my cpu heat sink so i just gave up and forgot about the CPU but know I'm back for round 2 a year later :D and i believe i can get the screw out but first i need to know if its safe to use.

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http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll171/certifiedgmane/IMAG0017.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll171/certifiedgmane/IMAG0014.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll171/certifiedgmane/IMAG0013.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll171/certifiedgmane/IMAG0012.jpg

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HVDynamo

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My biggest concern would be if any traces on the board had been cut. It looks like the chip may work so long as that isn't the case. I would be a little cautious though, the pad to the right and just above the scratch looks like the one that may cause problems. I would pretty much have to inspect the chip in person to really tell you if it was going to be ok.