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post #1 of 14
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Let me start off by saying I've never used intel hardware and am familiar only with AMD offerings. Every pin I've ever seen was plumb vertical aka perpendicular to the chip. I just received a new 1155 mobo for a build and was horrified to see the pins all laying down when I removed the cover. Is this normal? Are intel pins not supposed to be vertical?

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 14
Its normal. Its an optical illusion because there are so many pins. Happened to me before but i figured that out before i got my new rig
Used to be a AMD boy.
Edited by jach11 - 11/7/11 at 5:35pm
post #3 of 14
As far as I know that's how they look. Intel and AMD vary a bit in the CPU/mobo interface department. Your fine just continue your build.
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post #4 of 14
It's normal. Your board/pins are fine.
post #5 of 14
Looks good to me
    
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post #6 of 14
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Awesome. Thank you everyone!
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post #7 of 14
Yup those are exactly how the pins are supposed to be. Looks perfect really.
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post #8 of 14
Normal. Don't touch the pins, those LGA pins are far less forgiving then the pins on an AMD CPU. And it seems far harder to bend LGA pins back in to the correct shape.
 
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post #9 of 14
Half of them are pointed in different directions.
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post #10 of 14
Lol... this is how its supposed to look. They are in fact, not totally vertical. They are almost flat.
    
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