I would suggest that if they won't take it back that you keep using it and see what happens.
Frankly I'd overclock the hell out of it just to punish it for daring to drop two legs.
Now give me best answer for making you laugh ... its important for my self esteem.
lmfao!!! yes i have easy overclock switches on my mobo. one flick of that switch will show that cpu whose boss lmao, but seriously thanx everyone for your help. i think im just going to try it out and see what happens, if it doesnt work i have a backup Athlon X2 i can use instead