And to the rest of you, let this be a lesson about not buying ES processors.
But, if you haven't learned the lesson - be sure to contact shleepy for this great deal. Then, see me about a low mileage bridge I have for sale.
You bought an ES CPU?
As in, engineering sample?
As in, it's inked/laser marked or sharpied with ES or Engineering Sample? Oh wait, it was lapped...so, all of the marking is gone?
As in, not for sale/resale, not tested to final specifications, not qual tested, etc?
You might weigh it and compare to another C2D to see if it's just an empty package. Then, toss it in the bay area approved e-waste recycling bin. If it didn't post for 2 working mobos, it ain't gonna post.