Help required i have decent knowledge about pc stuff but looking for experienced suggestions to find a best solution.
i recently upgraded my cpu from i3 3220 to i5 3450 and paired it with intel dh61ww mobo !! my old mobo(asus h61m-k) got damaged so had no choice except using the intel board.
Suddenly it started to beep on boot, yes it was 3 beeps system memory issue so i found out DIMM 2 slot died. i know for a fact both ram slots worked before on trial(open bench).
i had doubts so checked for bent pins on mobo coz it was not a good packaging when it got shipped to me. ofc i found 2 pins bent little, i fixed it for now & system runs but im very hesitant to have it on such a state. currently on 4gb ram single slot ;( bad for gaming.....tried to allocate virtual memory(paging) acceptable for time being.
following are my options,
either buy new mobo which is possible but may take time due to corona situation. available boards zebronic h61 & zebronic b75 !? my cpu isnt worth OC with bclk.
1. zeb b75 has only 100mbps lan - https://zebronics.com/products/motherboards/zeb-b75-lga-1155-socket
2. zeb h61 has 1000mbps lan (buying it) - https://zebronics.com/products/motherboards/zeb-h61-socket-1155
is it safe to run my pc in this condition for next 2 months ? ASAP will get new.
should i risk it to re-bend socket pins ............................ most important doubt, whether this will damage other components in the long run & also if cpu has shorts will it automatically turn off/not post safely shutting down or it will burn one day ?.
also i ran Intel Processor Diagnostic tool all test passed
Thanks in advance, LTT is always my preferred place for tech