Man, thanks a bunch for the very quick reply. So according to this all I really have to do is set up the HSF and cpu into my mobo, then as long as my mobo has a power and reset switch and beeper all I need to check for is the no memory beeps? as long as I get that far the cpu is in good shape? Or should I just take it a step or two further to be sure?
Again, thanks for the hasty response!!