Ok, so I was taking apart my motherboard recently in anticipation of a replacement motherboard arriving in the mail in the next couple days. When taking out my CPU, I accidentally bent about 4-5 pins in one corner.
I read online somewhere that CPUs can run even if only about 4-5 pins are bent, especially in the corners as those tend to be the least important. I hope that's true.
If I need to keep the pins straight, is there any way I can un-bend them?