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AMD Threadripper Torx screwdriver missing

Hi guys,

I am missing the AMD Threadripper Torx screwdriver, what can I do now?

So yesterday finally got my Threadripper 3960x.

It was the last critical peace missing for my build so I was quite excited.
Later that day I found out, that I got sent the wrong motherboard, but that is another story and should be resolved today or tomorrow.

For the CPU, I got the Tray only option, it was available quicker and it was less 120€, so I grab it without thinking much about it.
To my surprise, this thing comes in a very strange felling box, not very comfortable for a 1400€ processor, but my problem is that I does not bring the torx screwdriver.
I have seen a couple people mentioning that you can do it without it, but I rather not take my changes in breaking a the MB pins.

Do you have any suggestions, tips or can help somehow?
I am located in Switzerland btw.

 

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Do you have any other screw drivers, perhaps you have a torx that fits?

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Try and check local hardware stores..am fairly certain they should have something that'll fit 

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1 hour ago, marcoleite said:

To my surprise, this thing comes in a very strange felling box, not very comfortable for a 1400€ processor,

Not a big issue with Threadripper, as they don't have any pins underneath. So you can probably (not suggesting you should) throw the box with the CPU in it across the room and it sould be fine.

 

If you want to make sure you mount it correctly, best way to do it is to buy a 2nd hand screwdriver. Like THIS one.

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34 minutes ago, Bartandroid123 said:

Do you have any other screw drivers, perhaps you have a torx that fits?

I probably do, if not, I can easily find one. but I am afraid of breaking the pins on the Motherboard if by accident I tighten it too much.
Aparently it is a common mistake of people o try to do it without the amd tool - breaking the board

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24 minutes ago, iNSUFFZ said:

Try and check local hardware stores..am fairly certain they should have something that'll fit 

I will indeed do some calls this morning...

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9 minutes ago, Stahlmann said:

Not a big issue with Threadripper, as they don't have any pins underneath. So you can probably (not suggesting you should) throw the box with the CPU in it across the room and it sould be fine.

 

If you want to make sure you mount it correctly, best way to do it is to buy a 2nd hand screwdriver. Like THIS one.

Besides the fact that it wont ship it to me, There is our worse enemy at the moment "This item is out of stock" on that ad...

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1 minute ago, marcoleite said:

Besides the fact that it wont ship it to me, There is our worse enemy at the moment "This item is out of stock" on that ad...

Just posted this as an example. There is likely someone who sells this thing in switzerland aswell.

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1 minute ago, Stahlmann said:

Just posted this as an example. There is likely someone who sells this thing in switzerland aswell.

I will call some shops near me... I can't find this for sale online anywhere...

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Any Torx T20 screwdriver will work. 

 

AMD recommends around 1.5 newton meter / 13.3 in-lb of torque ... you may find a third party screwdriver or something with removable heads that can display the torque value...  basically they want you to screw tight enough that all the pads on the cpu put enough pressure on the pins in the socket to make good contact.

 

So I guess you can try tightening until you meet significant resistance, then if you get errors you may need to tighten a bit more...

 

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So I got very lucky and found 1 shop 30 min away from me that had a spare one.

Big thanks for Steg Marin, Neuchatel (Switzerland) and their employees.
Also to all of you for the suggestions

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Does the Threadripper Torx driver have ratcheting in it to apply a certain amount of torque or is it just a regular Torx driver?

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