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Gdourado

1151 board with bent pins

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Hello, how are you?

so I got a board with some bent pins on the socket.

they are not broken or missing, just not aligned with the others.

i am wondering if I try to straighten them with a needle, how can I know if it worked?

if I place a CPU on the socket and the system boots it's fine? Or can there be subsequent issues even if the system boots fine?

also, any risk to damaging the CPU testing this?

 

thanks.

cheers!

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You can try bending the pins with a needle. Some of the pads on the bottom of the processor are just GND connections so if you're lucky they won't matter much. Do be cautious though. If any of the pins in the socket short with each other or a pin you fix is bent in a fashion where it touches a different pad it could hurt the CPU or motherboard. If it concerns you to try and fix it yourself you should be able to request an RMA if you just bought it new.


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20 minutes ago, Gdourado said:

Hello, how are you?

so I got a board with some bent pins on the socket.

they are not broken or missing, just not aligned with the others.

i am wondering if I try to straighten them with a needle, how can I know if it worked?

if I place a CPU on the socket and the system boots it's fine? Or can there be subsequent issues even if the system boots fine?

also, any risk to damaging the CPU testing this?

 

thanks.

cheers!

Might be a better idea just to RMA.

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Generally speaking, as long as the pins line up with the pads on the CPU and they still have some "spring", it should work ok. That is, as long as the pins are not so bent that they touch each other, or are jammed in position, they should make contact and work ok.

Also, as long as it POSTs and seems to run properly, it should be OK, but there could be a case where some pin that you're not using is not working and you wouldn't know. Say, for example, some connection to do with the internal graphics.


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RMA seems to be the most responsible answer, I agree with what the others have suggested not worth the chance of killing other hardware.


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