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Bent Pins in LGA 1150 Socket? :(

I tried inserting a CPU (i5-4670K LGA1150) into my new motherboard (ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO) following the instructions exactly. The base of the CPU is flat; when I lowered the CPU retention bracket lever it looks like it bent all the pins(see attached pics).



http://s47.photobucket.com/user/pretaanluxis/library/mobo

Do these pins look bent or do all LGA 1150 pins come angled like that?

The CPU was perfectly aligned and lowered vertically on the socket with both latches on the socket fit into the side notches / latches on the CPU; but when I checked the stability before closing the retention, it seemed to move a tiny tiny amount in the socket. I tried re-seating a couple times to make sure but since the side notches were aligned perfectly and it was level I figured it was ok.

Please help!
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  1. Thats normal! Dont worry.
  2. The bend in the pins is uniform and normal. Put the CPU back in and the cooler on and some RAM in the motherboard. Attach the case connections to the motherboard, attach a monitor if the board has a video out and attach the psu to the motherboard. Then see if you can get to the BIOS.
  3. Thanks so much! The retention bracket arm seems to require quite a bit of force to lower all the way, is this normal?
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    mark0101 said:
    Thanks so much! The retention bracket arm seems to require quite a bit of force to lower all the way, is this normal?


    Yes.
  5. Thanks Rob and Uber! I just tried again and it worked fine!

    Now I just need to fine a molex extension cable... (so that I can route the case fans molex through the back instead of over the CPU :/

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f175/pretaanluxis/mobo/20140207_231120_resized_zpsfdae4b9b.jpg
  6. mark0101 said:
    Thanks Rob and Uber! I just tried again and it worked fine!

    Now I just need to fine a molex extension cable... (so that I can route the case fans molex through the back instead of over the CPU :/

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f175/pretaanluxis/mobo/20140207_231120_resized_zpsfdae4b9b.jpg


    Great.

    Yeah will look much better with it routed at the back.
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