Topic Title: Broken pins...
Topic Summary: Is it safe ?
Created On: 03/24/2014 04:42 PM
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 03/24/2014 04:42 PM
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Soni
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Hello !

I'm here to ask if it's dangerous to use a cpu with broken pins.

Since i decided to OC my fx-8350, i also bought a watercooling kit. While doing trying to separate the cpu (still in the socket and locked) and the heat sink, the damn cpu went out with it, suse some bent and broken pins.

I managed to set back all the bent pins but there was still 3 pins broken...

So i tried putting it back, and it worked, tha pc powered on and i'm writting this at the time.

But is it dangerous for my others elements like my motherboard ?

 

Here is a pic of wich pins are broken (the one circled in MAYBE out too)

http://hpics.li/fc3d6d3

 03/24/2014 04:47 PM
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It's not dangerous. If it works without loss of functionality then you may have gotten lucky and only broke pins used for key or ground purposes.

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 03/24/2014 04:53 PM
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It will over time have some effect.That power has to go somewhere.Are you sure the imc is good?Count yourself lucky its posting at least..

 03/24/2014 05:14 PM
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Thanks for the fast response !

Well yeah, it work... atm. I don't know yet if there is a loss of power or something like that, i don't know how to verify it.

 

Is there not a list with an shema with every pins highlighting the important ones ?

I just want to be SURE that using it won't harm other components. Fine by me if the cpu die over time because the power can't go off by the broken pins, but hell to it if it burns down my mobo !



Edited: 03/24/2014 at 06:44 PM by Soni
 03/24/2014 07:47 PM
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It's not going to harm any other components. The worst thing that will happen is the CPU will degrade. I remember with one of my processors, think it was my Opteron 165, that I broke pins on, I lost dual channel capabilities.

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 03/24/2014 09:17 PM
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When trying to remove a cooler from a CPU, gently try to rotate the cooler clockwise a bit then counter-clockwise a bit, several times to try and break the TIM bond loose. Running the PC for a bit to warm the TIM also helps unless you have one of the metallic weld type TIM compounds which are known to destroy CPUs/GPUs.



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 03/24/2014 10:12 PM
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Alright, i found the ******ng diagram of the pins for AMD3 sockets

http://wfcache.advantech.com/www/certified-peripherals/documents/96mpaa-2.8g-2mam3t_Datasheet.pdf

 

So it seems that 3 edge pins are void (lucky !) and 1 is a vid[0] => Voltage ID pins to the regulator

So now.. is that serious doctors ?

 03/24/2014 10:24 PM
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My dear friend, you might of gotten really lucky there. I'd say you are SAFE.



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 03/25/2014 06:02 AM
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Why in gods name would amd place pins on a CPU if not needed?There is power going there even I'd they are ground pins.I myself have been in the same situation and lost dual channel.Like I said in time it will cause problems down the line but if your happy fire it upYou got lucky.

 03/25/2014 08:29 AM
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For redundancy and key purposes.

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 03/25/2014 08:40 AM
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Good answerToms hardware would beg to differ

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