So I was lucky enough to receive my friend's old i7 set up that I built from him about 3 years ago but working hastily, I managed to mess up the socket pins on the motherboard. It also looks like some of the pins were "squished" onto the CPU too.
I was wondering how bad this really is and whether I can fix it / the CPU will still continue to work.
Both those pictures give a pretty good idea of the damage, sadly there is no way you could repair something like that yourself on either the CPU or motherboard. Also Intel will likely not replace the CPU (I don't remember stock intel warranty length) because it will be classified as user damage, and not an act of god. Sorry bud looks like you are out of luck on this one
Yeah that's what I think happened. The CPU was installed correctly because it won't go in any other way. I have no idea how the pins got so bent. I looked over the MOBO today and it doesn't seem like there are any burnt pins.
I looked over the CPU with a magnifying glass and after some delicate cleaning it looks like it's not burnt on the CPU but the contact piece is missing. Is there anyway to see if that piece is necessary for the processor run?
Is there any safe way to to test/check a bad CPU without ruining the motherboard?