I read that Intel is no longer putting pins on their new models of processors; is that right? AMD will still be doing it for AM2/AM3 though. I hope AMD realise that pins are OUT! I just spent half an hour fixing the bent pins on my old Athlon 3200+. I slid a sewing needle between the rows, and levered the bent pins back up, so I could progress to the old credit-card technique. Worked pretty well, but was a lot of fiddling before I thought of the sewing needle. One tip I read was to lasso each pin with dental floss(!); very fustrating... I will try to insert it later. That processor is cheap now, in any case but I dream of a pinless society where everyone walks free of fear of bent pins.