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August 20, 2013 3:11:12 PM

Hello, the question is in the title. I have started my first build and like the idiot I am I installed the CPU without the CPU-socket cover, despite it saying that it is required when installing the CPU.

I haven't tested out if the CPU works but could it possibly be damaged?

Thanks in advance.
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August 20, 2013 3:13:31 PM

Kolimo said:
Hello, the question is in the title. I have started my first build and like the idiot I am I installed the CPU without the CPU-socket cover, despite it saying that it is required when installing the CPU.

I haven't tested out if the CPU works but could it possibly be damaged?

Thanks in advance.


Don't worry, as long as none of the pins are bent, you should be fine. The cover should pop out when are about to mount the CPU, it is likely a misprint\bad translation.
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August 20, 2013 3:14:25 PM

Are you talking about the plastic cover that ships on the motherboard in the cpu socket? If so, you have to remove the cover in order to install the cpu.

What m/b and cpu?

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August 20, 2013 3:16:06 PM

markwp said:
Are you talking about the plastic cover that ships on the motherboard in the cpu socket? If so, you have to remove the cover in order to install the cpu.

What m/b and cpu?

Mark
Yep, I'm talking about the plastic cover that comes with the motherboard. I already installed it without using it. I'm just asking if there is a possibility that I could have broken it in the process.
Mobo: Asus Maximus VI Hero
CPU: i5 4670k

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August 20, 2013 3:25:09 PM

The only way you could damage your cpu is if you had to "force" it to sit in the cpu socket. If it slipped right in, you should be good to go.

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August 20, 2013 3:27:35 PM

markwp said:
The only way you could damage your cpu is if you had to "force" it to sit in the cpu socket. If it slipped right in, you should be good to go.

Mark

That's not good news at all for me. I'll have a look at it tomorrow.
Thanks

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August 20, 2013 3:32:03 PM

Don't remove the cpu unless your rig will not boot. It's easy to bend pins, so don't chance it unless you have a problem. Make sure your heatsink is properly installed and the fan is connected, and see if the rig boots.

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August 20, 2013 3:36:43 PM

markwp said:
Don't remove the cpu unless your rig will not boot. It's easy to bend pins, so don't chance it unless you have a problem. Make sure your heatsink is properly installed and the fan is connected, and see if the rig boots.

Mark

I'll try to boot it up tomorrow and see if its working perfectly. Thanks for the help.
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August 20, 2013 3:38:15 PM

No problem. If it gives you problems, hop back on with a description and we'll see if we can help.
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August 20, 2013 3:39:47 PM

markwp said:
No problem. If it gives you problems, hop back on with a description and we'll see if we can help.


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