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Need to bend processor pins


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#1 NuckenFutz

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 11:12 AM

Hi all, one day i went to do my as usual PC cleaning and I was taking off my heat sink when it was stuck to my CPU. My computer was repaired recently by a computer shop and the guy put some of that blue material on (which i am guessing helps keep the CPU cool and i don't know the name of it -.-) but i was trying to work off my heat sink but i kinda riped my CPU out of the motherboard... When i looked at it almost all the pins were bent. like 20% of them were bent at a 80 degree angle but i was able to bend them to where the CPU would fit back in the socket but i had to play with it for like 10 secs still. It is a AMD ADO4200DOBOX Athlon 64X2 and this CPU seems to still be going for a nice amount of cash. I thought I had the average dual core CPU but I don't and I am planning on selling it for cash to get a AMD 955 so does anyone know a good way to bend the pins? Any tips you can give me or give a method where I can get them all in place perfectly? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 11:17 AM

Id recommend using a pair of tweezers.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 11:27 AM

Good idea, I guess I will just try to use those and a sharp eye.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:58 PM

If those pins aren't bent back PERFECTLY the cpu is toast.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:09 PM

I bent the pins nearly 2 month's ago and my computer is just fine. How would it be fryed as long as they all go in where they need to be? They still go in where they need to be but it takes a few secs to get it in instead of just dropping in like its supposed to.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:16 PM

If a pin is still slightly bent and not making direct contact in the socket that just spells trouble.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:29 PM

i used to use a credit card to straighten them ,if they aren't bent too bad ,work the card in one end and try sliding it to the other end of the row of pins

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:42 PM

ooo, interesting idea caperjac. I will try both tweezers and a card and see which is better soon.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:50 PM

I've also used a credit card to straighten CPU pins I had unintentionally bent :).

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:36 AM

Credit card worked great. Thanks guys. I also tried the tweezers but its much slower and the card also moves like a whole row at once. I almost just drops right in now. you can barley feel 1 pin out of place though. Good enough =D

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 02:09 PM

good job ,good luck

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:21 PM

I usually use a razor blade, with a little help from one of these, for such things:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=bausch+and+lomb+watchmaker%27s+loupe&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=11637819042658130001&sa=X&ei=EVYOTrfIBufX0QHssoS8Dg&ved=0CFgQ8wIwAQ


They come in handy if you tinker a lot :)

Credit card is a good idea too.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:54 PM

do they still make razor blades ,lol

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