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I purchased a used motherboard which I started working on building up in a system yesterday.

I noticed a few tings when I got the board though. It seemed to have been damaged during shipping and was bent on one of the corners, I figured this was not that big of a deal and just went along building.

The other thing I noticed was when I went to go put in the CPU the pin-out didn't seem right, I ran my finger across the pins to check and see how they felt and something definitely is up. I went along and installed the CPU regardless, and everything works except 4 of the 6 ram ports. I'm guessing this is related to the bent pins =(

anything I can do?

here are some pics

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1) If it's damaged, return it immediately. This can never be good. Since it's a corner it most likely won't affect anything as it's usually just grounds that close to the corner, but it still definately won't help any. Also, if it was under a warranty, it's not anymore since it's damaged.
2) You never touch the socket pins with your bare fingers. Your skin has oils that can cause corrosion, etc. The damage has already been done, but don't do it in the future.

Use the finest flat blade screw driver you can find and bend it back into place (parallel with all the other pins, and sticking up some). Make sure the metal CPU socket is tightened down all the way and re-seat the CPU. If the metal socket-latch is too loose it won't make complete contact and recognize all the RAM slots (had this issue a few times).

If after tightening it down it still doesn't see those slots you may have a bad board.

[edit] I actually spot 2 pins out of place in that picture [/edit]
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post #3 of 5
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yes, there are 2 bent pins, I will try to bend the pins back now.

the worst part about all this is that I got the board off the marketplace here =(
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Personally i will return the motherboard right away and get a replacement. it's the most basic need for your cpu. it may be working fine now but what if something else comes up in near future. don't take the chance. get rid of it.
if you paid 4 new product, it shud be crispy new, damage free.
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my roommate with better eyes is taking a stab at bending the pins back, I'll keep you posted with pictures, as we have to use them to check our progress
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