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Hi guys, I got a problem..

I wanted to reseat my HSF for better temps & ended up dropping my CPU on the carpet, I tried to pick it up, but some of the carpet strings were attached to some pins and unfortunately I bent em. I tried to bend them back but accidently bent them the other way, I tried it again and bent them even more I finally got them straight and after 3 heart attacks i installed everything back to normal only to have my computer not boot. I pulled my HSF off and along came my CPU stuck to my Mugen 2. This is where I had my stroke. I checked all the pins again and straightned them with a thin credit card. I finally got my computer to boot, but now I get random computer freezes.. Is this because of the pins or a driver issue/heat issues?

I tried to bend the pins back with an eyebrow plucker the first time & made 2 tiny scratches on top of the CPU with the opposite end of the plucker. Can I still RMA?

Thanks & +rep for helpful input!
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 8/19/11 at 10:41pm
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post #2 of 37
oh no, Usually when i hear people bending the pins on their CPU either it doesn't function properly or it doesn't work at all, Best to try see if you can RMA it.

I don't think bending the pins back helps very much though, Most people do that and it still ends up not working
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post #3 of 37
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oh no, Usually when i hear people bending the pins on their CPU either it doesn't function properly or it doesn't work at all, Best to try see if you can RMA it.

I don't think bending the pins back helps very much though, Most people do that and it still ends up not working
It seems, OP you are screwwed.
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post #4 of 37
You could try to RMA, but that may just get you a rejection and the same CPU back since there is physical damage.

Did it randomnly freeze prior to this?

In the future, remove the heatsink by using a twisting motion instead of a straight up motion.

EDIT: I dropped my 955 BE doing the same thing, except with the stock HSF. I straightened the pins and put it back in my Mobo and it booted successfully and is still running strong at 4.0 GHz
Edited by That Guy - 8/19/11 at 7:38pm
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post #5 of 37
You should have used a mechanical pencil tip. Much more control than tweezers. That being said, your CPU is probably screwed now. Dunno about RMA status, but you might as well try.
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post #6 of 37
Sounds like the CPU is bust I was in a similar situation with a 5200+. Had a few bent pins and straightened them, after that got nothing but blue screen. Funny thing was that it only happened in 64bit windows, A 32bit OS was fine.
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post #7 of 37
May sound a little shifty, but you could just play dumb and say it doesn't work anymore.

*waits to be scorned for not having a moral center*
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post #8 of 37
I prefer a razor blade the angled ones. Haven't had a problem yet. Try cleaning the paste off it and reapply. Or rma.
    
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I have bent pins while lapping, straightened them out and it ran fine. could be esd damage. I would recommend RMA. tough luck but they will probably accept it. how bad is the scratch? is it on the top of the heat spreader?
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post #10 of 37
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May sound a little shifty, but you could just play dumb and say it doesn't work anymore.

*waits to be scorned for not having a moral center*
If it were impossible to tell, this is an OK option.

You aren't going to put the company out of business haggling a replacement for your already 200% over-priced product.
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