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 11/01/2006 05:09 PM
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zucca
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I put in a 4600 x-2 cpu, I had dropped it, it bent a few pins, Yet i was able to carefully straighten them up with a razor blade as a stright edge, one pin i had to be very careful and hit it alone as it was bent into the next row, Then I stuck the razor blade carefully btween all the rows and just used it to align the bent ones with straight pins...I put it in (without jamming it) it didn't fit, So I align them again,,,,Til it worked! It was not that easy and took a fairly steady hand, But everything works, it is showing and working as dual core and at proper speeds. I had ram issues, but it turns out my windows vista trial and possibly some badly written start up programs were hanging my ram up...I deleted the vista and cleaned up xp and it works awesome!

Am I just lucky or is straightening a few pins out very carefully (so as not to break them) a common thing?
 11/01/2006 08:31 PM
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Congrats! I find that those plastic protractors used in high school fit almost perfectly between the pin rows ...

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 11/01/2006 10:05 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: thespin
Congrats! I find that those plastic protractors used in high school fit almost perfectly between the pin rows ...


Cool, The way they make SUCH a fuss over bent pins, you would think they were harder to straighten..It really just took a light touch and a steady hand..plus some patience!
 11/02/2006 09:57 AM
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A straight blade works well, but what I've found to be the best is a mechanical pencil. Remove the graphite, slide the tip over the pin, and gently put it back into position.

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 11/02/2006 11:12 AM
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hey guys,
as we are ona about broken/ bent pins here, heres my story

i brought a amd athlon 3400 (754, i had a board kickin around) off ebay for £10 as it had a pin broke all i did was bodge a small piece of resistor wire ( the wire before the actual resistor) and its been working stable as houses for the last yr, cant say i would risk the money to try it again but the old 3000 broke so thought what the [content edited] lol
it was a corner pin no idea what they do but i guess u get lucky
still using it see sig
.aaron

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 11/02/2006 11:28 AM
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quote:

Originally posted by: adudley
hey guys,
as we are ona about broken/ bent pins here, heres my story

i brought a amd athlon 3400 (754, i had a board kickin around) off ebay for £10 as it had a pin broke all i did was bodge a small piece of resistor wire ( the wire before the actual resistor) and its been working stable as houses for the last yr, cant say i would risk the money to try it again but the old 3000 broke so thought what the [content edited] lol
it was a corner pin no idea what they do but i guess u get lucky
still using it see sig
.aaron



I used a mechanical pencil with a long thin tip to straighten pins. The long thin tip is the length of the pin. You just slide it over and carefully fix it.


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 11/02/2006 12:08 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: mckennma
I used a mechanical pencil with a long thin tip to straighten pins. The long thin tip is the length of the pin. You just slide it over and carefully fix it.



why repost silks post come on dude get sum ideas

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 11/04/2006 01:59 PM
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believe it or not I actually use a nose plier to straighten the pins back. Its still working on this comp.
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