Okay.....discolorations....you really need to say more about that!!! what color? Having not seen the chip I'm guessing that you have fried that CPU. If you had to Jury Rig that heat sink I'm thinking you didn't have a good solid interface between the CPU and the Heat sinc and the CPU went nuclear. Is this a P4 or AMD cpu...if it is an AMD.....it's toast. They can hit 560F in less than 2 minutes!!!!
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