Broken CPU PIN

I was trying to bend my CPU pins back and i accidentally broke one off. does this mean my CPU is Dead? I heard that you can take it to a jewelry shop and they can fix it is this true?
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  1. Depending on the CPU this might cost a lot more then what the CPU is worth.
  2. Watch ncix's video. Search it on youtube. He tried unbending it but than he broke it XD. I love his videos! He does something after and and fixes it. I don't remember what. I think he just puts it inside the little hole.
  3. Wait... what cpu do you have?
  4. If you broke a pin, the CPU may still work, but it will likely be unstable.
  5. I thought the pins were on the motherboard...
  6. Lol, back in the day, when computers were made out of stone, the cpu used to have the pins, not the mobo.
  7. blacksci said:
    Lol, back in the day, when computers were made out of stone, the cpu used to have the pins, not the mobo.


    I believe AMD are still doing it lol, I think it's better. I'm buying a 2600k and scared of bending the motherboard pins D: D: D:
  8. majorgibly said:
    I believe AMD are still doing it lol, I think it's better. I'm buying a 2600k and scared of bending the motherboard pins D: D: D:


    But if its on the mobo you don't have to worry about mishandling the cpu, which is the thing that is moving around.
  9. <-- amd socket/cpu | intel socket/cpu --->





    Need i say more who uses what in the modern era? :sol:
  10. The only thing you have to worry about with the pins on the motherboard is not bending them out of position. They aren't that easy to break but you can move them out of position with the new MB's.
  11. there are differences between PGA & LGA Sockets
  12. I have AMD X4 965 CPU.. But Well if my CPU does not work.. How will i know later on what the Pin has damaged on my computer?
  13. detroit1992 said:
    I have AMD X4 965 CPU.. But Well if my CPU does not work.. How will i know later on what the Pin has damaged on my computer?


    I wouldn't worry about the pin or CPU damaging the PC.
    I got lucky-I broke a pin on my Phenom I 9850 X4 and I thought I really blew it. I was so pissed at myself, but I was pleasantly surprised. Evidently it was non-essential and the chip still performs beautifully today.

    All you can do is try it and see, but I wouldn't be too concerned with damaging anything, it will probably work or not.
  14. warmon6 said:


    Is it Intel?
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