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AMD Processor: Can I manage with 4-5 bent pins?


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#1 stebbinsd

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:46 AM

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?


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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
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Video Card: Geforce GTX 1050ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:32 AM

If you DIY re-bend them back to straight, do so very carefully and very slowly.  All pins must be in contact with the motherboard.  I think most computer stores/fix-it carry special tool(s) to do this job.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:34 AM

So if even one pin is bent and the remaining 239 are straight, the CPU is useless until it gets fixed?


Edited by stebbinsd, 19 April 2017 - 10:35 AM.

My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 1050ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:53 AM

Stop...asking questions...and try it.  That's the only answer.

 

I use a credit card to straighten any CPU pins I have bent.

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:58 AM

Stop...asking questions...and try it.  That's the only answer.

I can't. The replacement motherboard hasn't gotten here yet!

 

 

 

I use a credit card to straighten any CPU pins I have bent.

Yeah, I found that suggested method on WikiHow.

 

And you know what? I think it only made the problem worse! Now, one of my pins is bent all the way down!


My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 1050ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:45 PM

Sorry I just saw this thread today....I'm afraid you are cooked. If the pins are only slightly out of alignment a C.Card will work, but I have found that using an architect's quality mechanical pencil (with the lead removed, of course) inserted gently down will help you correct the mis-aligned pin. But....if the pin is sharp-bent, as soon as you attempt to straighten it the metal will fatigue and break.

Just FYI ...any time any pin is not 100% vertical aligned, the CPU will not completely place in the socket, but will "rock" back & forth. Any attempt to pressure it into place will result in a sharp bend in the pin, and I have never seen that corrected. The pin always cracks.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:49 PM

Thanks, but it's a moot point now. I ended shaking the CPU around and it bent a lot more than 4-5 pins.

 

I've already placed an order on ebay for a replacement. Good news is the replacement was so cheap that I was able to splurge and get express shipping so it will be here by Saturday. And it was STILL cheaper than most of the other listings, even with free shipping! 

 

So as long as this one isn't a dud (and if it is, I'll be PISSED, since he specifically said it works), I should be good to go by the end of the week.


My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 1050ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:43 AM

Wish you the best!


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