Posted 23 August 2017 - 07:28 PM
I've never seen bent pins..caused by anything other than user error.
My thought is...if the motherboard pins were already bent...why put the CPU in the socket?
Did you check the CPU itself for bent pins? Bent pins on a CPU are routinely straightened by using something (I use a credit card) to gently straighten them so that they fit properly.
If the pins in the socket were damaged, it's a fairly good bet that the processor itself has contact pads; the CPU in question being an i7, this is indeed what they in fact have.
Mind you, it's an understandable assumption to make. I myself have never actually used a setup other than the older type; pins on the CPU, contacts in the socket. (And yes, I have bent CPU pins myself; on an elderly P4, when trying to remove a recalcitrant heatsink. The heatsink was literally 'welded' to the top of the heat spreader, the paste was that hard; it dragged the CPU out of the 'locked' socket, and caused the afore-mentioned damage. A careful straightening session followed, and that same CPU is still chugging away today, nearly 3 years later!)
I've tried many Google and Duckduckgo searches to find out why the change occurred (roundabout the time of the LGA 775s, I believe).....and have yet to find a single explanation for this anywhere. There must be one, somewhere!
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 23 August 2017 - 07:29 PM.
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