Missing cpu pin

Hello,
Can a missing pin in the cpu socket fry the cpu
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  1. Yes, I would be surprised if the CPU worked at all with the missing pin.
  2. I think you have misunderstood my question (my fault). I'm wondering if the socket for the processor (on the mb) had a broken pin and if I fitted a working processor would the motherboard fry the processor because of the broken pin regards to the processor working or not?

    I have checked which pin is missing and it is a VCC pin (this means its a vital pin)
  3. I don't believe it would. I would be rather surprised if it did.
  4. The pins are for electrical connectivity. A missing pin shouldn't harm the CPU. It may simply decrease the performance. Though, it's likely that it wouldn't be noticeable.
  5. In that case it could potentially underpower the CPU and cause random shutdowns.
    I wouldn't personally do it, but looks like it would be fine.
  6. thanks for the help guys. I tried the processor and it survived (thankfully)!

    Peace
  7. Good to hear...you're welcome
  8. Quote:
    thanks for the help guys. I tried the processor and it survived (thankfully)!

    Peace

    Lawl this is fun:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdDccsbv5hA
    Bent first, then he does a broken one.
  9. enzo matrix said:
    Lawl this is fun:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdDccsbv5hA
    Bent first, then he does a broken one.

    The joys of AMD.
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