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Missing cpu pin

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Anonymous
a b à CPUs
July 23, 2010 5:11:41 PM

Hello,
Can a missing pin in the cpu socket fry the cpu

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a b à CPUs
July 23, 2010 5:29:31 PM

Yes, I would be surprised if the CPU worked at all with the missing pin.
Anonymous
a b à CPUs
July 23, 2010 6:14:37 PM

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)
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a c 131 à CPUs
July 23, 2010 6:16:39 PM

I don't believe it would. I would be rather surprised if it did.
a b à CPUs
July 23, 2010 6:23:37 PM

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.
a b à CPUs
July 23, 2010 6:26:44 PM

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.
Anonymous
a b à CPUs
July 23, 2010 8:03:07 PM

thanks for the help guys. I tried the processor and it survived (thankfully)!

Peace
a b à CPUs
July 23, 2010 8:08:14 PM

Good to hear...you're welcome
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