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Bent Pins, New CPU. What do?

Hey Tom's community!
I'm very close to being done with my first build, and I noticed that some pins were bent on my motherboard's CPU socket.
Will I be able to use my processor I just received?
Will NewEgg replace my board?
Is it possible to bend the pins back into place safely?
Help!
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  1. A Bit more info:
    Processor is i5 3570k
    Motherboard is Biostar TZ77B
  2. Do you know how they got bent?

    That will answer if newegg will replace your motherboard or not.

    There are techniques to re-bend pins, but there aren't any guarantees.
  3. DarkSable said:
    Do you know how they got bent?

    That will answer if newegg will replace your motherboard or not.

    There are techniques to re-bend pins, but there aren't any guarantees.

    I believe that the pins weren't bent on arrival, but I'm not 100% sure. It could have been my fault.
  4. Best answer
    Just tell them they were bent on arrival. and have them replace the board. I normally would not recommend this but given the situation and the damage that can be done by re- bending the pins try to have them replace it first. IF they wont then go for the bending the pins back option.
  5. DarkSable said:

    There are techniques to re-bend pins, but there aren't any guarantees.


    How trustworthy are these techniques?
  6. Best answer selected by JubbaJabba07.
  7. jubbajabba07 said:
    How trustworthy are these techniques?


    I don't know why, but I am having a hard time picturing this. The CPU has pins, the socket has space for the pins from everything I've ever seen?

    If it's the CPU that has pins bent, it's an easy fix. I assume it would apply to pins on any component that were bent.

    Foolproof method: Take a credit card upside down (don't want the embossed numbers involved), slide it carefully between the rows of the CPU pins. It's EXACTLY the right side to fit if the pins are not bent inward. If you do this down every row, then rotate the chip a 1/4 turn and repeat so you cross the invisible rows you made last time, you'll be set. Of course if your pins are bent outward on the final row, you'll need to push them upright with the edge of the card gently before beginning.
  8. ocmusicjunkie said:
    I don't know why, but I am having a hard time picturing this. The CPU has pins, the socket has space for the pins from everything I've ever seen?

    If it's the CPU that has pins bent, it's an easy fix. I assume it would apply to pins on any component that were bent.

    Foolproof method: Take a credit card upside down (don't want the embossed numbers involved), slide it carefully between the rows of the CPU pins. It's EXACTLY the right side to fit if the pins are not bent inward. If you do this down every row, then rotate the chip a 1/4 turn and repeat so you cross the invisible rows you made last time, you'll be set. Of course if your pins are bent outward on the final row, you'll need to push them upright with the edge of the card gently before beginning.


    It's not my CPU that has bent pins, but the motherboard.
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