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I have my old X4 640 (Athlon) and while trying to install the giant coolermaster v8 I bent some pins, mainly my fault for being stupid and taking the CPU out to clean the thermal grease off of it, didn't really know how fragile pins were back then. Luckily, it gave me a good excuse to upgrade to a Phenom 955.

Anyway, what should I do with the CPU, any way to open it up and look at the core design. Is there a recycling center I can take it to? Is it a good idea to microwave it?

Please post some ideas.
    
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Well - I bend som pins on my old socket 478 P4 .. at that time I just gently un-bended them and it an fine again ..

But if you are willing to do something useless with it - make a keychain?
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if the pins come off, use some chicken wire it works
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Unbend the pins and store it for a file server, an HTPC, or the like.
    
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The pins are not going to go back, I had a little fun and pretty much every pin is bent.
Don't worry I tried to unbend the pins at first, no success.
    
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Well I made a keychain from an old Socket 370 Celeron I had laying around for some unkwon reason - ripp of your pins and it looks cool I think ..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scope View Post
The pins are not going to go back, I had a little fun and pretty much every pin is bent.
Don't worry I tried to unbend the pins at first, no success.
Send it to me, and I will give it the shock of life 2.0V
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post #8 of 23

you could try and carefully bend the pins back in place and try some experimental overclocking.

If fixed you could build a simple PC and give it away to charity or something?

but at the end of the day, Microwaving would be funny...


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PS. don't forget to record it for shares
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FreakaZoidDK View Post
But if you are willing to do something useless with it - make a keychain?
Keychain would be cooool
 
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Donate it for processor chain mail on OCN.

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