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When you have a dead MOBO and CPU and you super cringy

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To whoever did that:



In all seriousness, it looks somewhat salvageable. As long as the pins aren't bent and you can clean up that thermal paste you might have a shot.

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CPU has no thermal paste on it





I don't know rick, it looks fake

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2 hours ago, TheTubaGodsGaming said:

So a friend and I run our own "basement" tech service. We had a dead Dell MOBO and a i5 2400. Then we had to realease the cringe.

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It wouldn't work anyway even with that thermal paste on it, those socket pins are bent to hell.

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18 hours ago, aezakmi said:

CPU has no thermal paste on it





I don't know rick, it looks fake

Totally. There isn't really a reason for it to be installed like that. A 2 year old can take shapes and place them in the right hole, I don't believe for a second that a person would actually install a CPU like that without it taking the piss. 





OP if you want it more believable next time, I would install it upside down in the socket and then place the thermal paste on top of that. Bonus points if you manage to crack the substrate!

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