Topic Title: CPU Question
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 02/01/2013 03:22 PM
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mulligan
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I bought a AMD cpu for first time off newegg I got it within two days and I try setting it up in my mobo. I check the pins and everything looked to be just as fine, the CPU never posted and I return it back to newegg. They looked at in and email me back saying the pins are bent to unrepairable status and told me come here. I also want to say that I have yet to get my CPU back from newegg to see how bad the pins are bent but I looked at warney info and it stated not cover for bent pins. Just want to ask if anyone thinks I can try get it repair by AMD? Or I should just go out back and shoot myself and wait save up more money for another CPU?

 02/01/2013 06:17 PM
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Best way to repair bent pins I've found is a credit card and lots of patience.

And yes, I have ruined 3 AMD CPU's in the past due to bent pins (Athlon64 3000+, Opteron 165, and an Athlon XP 2800+)...After that I always used a small flathead screwdriver to "unweld" the CPU from the heatsink when I do regular cleanings..

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 02/01/2013 06:22 PM
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Ya I don't know how badly the pin / pin(s) are, not sure if it just one simple pin bent little off or mulitply of them. I know for fact that none of them where bent when I sent it back newegg. Saddly cause I know mobo wasn't dead and the CPU went into the slot perfectly no force or pressure needed.

Also another note if its just one pin would it be easy to fix it? No problem with start posting or performance? 

 

This is my first pc after coming back from deployment, poor 6200. My cerent cpu is a Duo core intel, so that 6200 is upgrade for me



Edited: 02/01/2013 at 06:33 PM by mulligan
 02/01/2013 09:20 PM
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One lesson hard learned is to ALWAYS remove the Heat Sink from a CPU just after it has been turned off.  Never remove it from a cold system since the TIM is not very maliable

 

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 02/02/2013 12:32 AM
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You can look up a pin layout of that processor (it's in the whitepapers), if it's a "key" pin then you're fine, if it's a "ground" then you're more than likely fine, but if it's any other pin, then you're most likely SOL. My Opteron 165, for example, broke a pin that dealt with the memory controller, would work fine with single channel but not dual.

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 02/03/2013 01:16 PM
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I have been lucky as I historically used foam sheets for old CPUs but the AM2 up use a small plastic clam shell that is convenient.

I noticed single CPU clams were cheap and I also found trays that can hold several processors.

Bent pins can be straightened with a mechanical pencil that has its graphite removed.

The old Sempon is now in clam safe. I trashed the old heat sinks as cheap new fans have have better thermal capacity. Neither HSF however failed as AMD uses ball bearing fans. I use the same type for my chassis fans as they last for years.

I might buy a CPU tray as it would complement the set of RAM trays I use for storing memory.

 



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 02/05/2013 11:49 PM
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Thanks for info everyone, very helpful. Just got my CPU back from newegg looked at it and notice two pin were bent not really badly. Took out my tool kit and credit card got them looking perfect got mobo out. Carefuly place it in cpu spot took it out again check pins and put it back in. Got it to post and everything. Ran test is running like a dream

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