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So i accidentally broke my cpu...

So i dropped my 3770k, the back of it was damaged. I contacted intel, but since the warranty is over, i dont have high hopes for it.

Is there any way to fix it?

I get a memory related error, which seems to suggest the beoken contacts are linked to memory.

What can i do?

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RIP CPU, you're gonna have to get a new one.

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What can i do?

 

upgrade.

 

 I'm sorry for your loss

 

:(

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Dammit, i really dont have the cash to do so right now. And 3770k are expensive as a 6700k here.

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You could try fixing the contacts, might be a fun project and would be amazing if you can get it going again. Also if you could get a better picture (close up) we might be able to see if fixing the contacts is a liable option or not.

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Ya know even if a guy from Intel came over and tried to fix it for you erm I have very little to no faith its gonna work... :(

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You could try fixing the contacts, might be a fun project and would be amazing if you can get it going again. Also if you could get a better picture (close up) we might be able to see if fixing the contacts is a liable option or not.

The actual PCB is broken off. There is no fixing that

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You did that much damage dropping it????

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Dammit, i really dont have the cash to do so right now. And 3770k are expensive as a 6700k here.

idk I think you got lucky with it not breaking were more contacts are located, from what I can see it looks like one or 2 contacts actually got damaged but possibly repairable.

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Guess you could try soldering the missing CPU contact. If you have no idea what soldering is don't even try it.

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Should be a test pin that does nothing

Thats that. If you need to get in touch chances are you can find someone that knows me that can get in touch.

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You could try fixing the contacts, might be a fun project and would be amazing if you can get it going again. Also if you could get a better picture (close up) we might be able to see if fixing the contacts is a liable option or not.

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The actual PCB is broken off. There is no fixing that

Looks like it was in an area were no contacts were located though so might not have damaged tracing unless there is some on the other side of the CPU

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Looks like it was in an area were no contacts were located though so might not have damaged tracing unless there is some on the other side of the CPU

Well, i get no display. My motherboard says no memory is installed, so i have a feeling that is the probelm.

Esit :not what i meant, the broken contact must be for memory

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-snip-

 

You lost one contact from what I see. Literally just one. 

 

However, why the damage is so... oddly placed? I'd understand if a corner got chipped or something, but that's literally in the middle of the CPU PCB... 

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You lost one contact from what I see. Literally just one. 

 

However, why the damage is so... oddly placed? I'd understand if a corner got chipped or something, but that's literally in the middle of the CPU PCB...

I have no idea, it fell down one down one floor

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One of your contacts is split down the middle, there's no repairing that, like... at all.

 

You will not be able to fix this, best thing you can do is spring for a low price i5 on the same socket.

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-snip-

Ya looking at it it seems like one contact got damaged, if you can repair that you might be good idk

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If you have the bit that slots in you could try and lock it in place by using the motherboard's locking mechanism, but I am 99.9(Recurring) % sure that CPU is a gonner, im afraid.  

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One of your contacts is split down the middle, there's no repairing that, like... at all.

 

You will not be able to fix this, best thing you can do is spring for a low price i5 on the same socket.

repairing it is possible, just have to re-create the contact using conductive materiel, like one of those trace creating pens. But seeing it looks like only one contact got messed up seems odd for the errors he is receiving.

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repairing it is possible, just have to re-create the contact using conductive materiel, like one of those trace creating pens. But seeing it looks like only one contact got messed up seems odd for the errors he is receiving.

Ill try that. Ill also try different dimm slots just in case.

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did you try with only 1 stick of ram? one slot at a time? you may have only lost the ability to run dual channel

 

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can always send it to my cpu burial ground

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Ill try that. Ill also try different dimm slots just in case.

Yea and see if a local repair shop can test it for you. Only if you were near our shop cause we have a new Z77 board I could test it on :P

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