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EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) bent pins

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Have a quick question I was running an i920 lapped CPU for a year on a EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) worked great had it overclock to 4.2 1.358 vcore etc
Anyways my question is can the bent pins fry a CPU? I'm asking because I just sold the motherboard and the person that bought it is asking for a refund even though there's zero problems when I ran my lapped i920.

I honestly don't know if it a bent pin can fry a cpu. Would like some take on this
thanks
Edited by sickb0y - 2/23/12 at 1:49pm

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I can conceive of ways in which a bent pint could fry a CPU, but I don't know if that's very likely or not. Your other option is to do what a lot of companies do: ask the person who bought the mobo to send it back to you on their dime, and refund the money minus 15% restocking, or something like that. Then, if you test it and determine it is bad, or you observe physical damage to the mobo, you could be nice and refund both the shipping and the restocking fee. If not, then it was clearly a ID10T error, and you don't refund the "restocking" fee in order to compensate you for the extra trouble the buyer wrongly caused you.
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Thanks for the reply I have no problem refunding the person however he's refusing to even test the motherboard (he says he doesn't want to fry the cpu) even though I had it running up to 3 weeks ago perfectly fine. Have no reason to rip anybody off specially with my feedback (heatware: sickb0y 55-0 7 year old account, ebay: rebelbout 176-0 10 year old account 40-0 as a seller) 5-0 here on the forums.

I just never read or heard of someone frying a cpu do to some pins being bent etc. Will definitely take into consideration the 15% restocking fee + shipping
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So is the problem that the buyer has observed bent pins in the CPU socket, and because of that, he wants to return it?

If that's the case, then I have to say that I'm on his side. Even if the bent pins don't appear to cause an immediate problem (e.g. the CPU works), they could pose a long-term on. When a pin is bent, there is mechanical strain imposed on that pin. Every time a CPU is installed or removed, there is stress and strain from the insertion and clamp down. While the sockets are rated for hundreds of insertions/removals, a previously bent pin might fail (break) after only a handful, which would then render the mobo useless.
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Originally Posted by Nick2253 View Post

So is the problem that the buyer has observed bent pins in the CPU socket, and because of that, he wants to return it?
If that's the case, then I have to say that I'm on his side. Even if the bent pins don't appear to cause an immediate problem (e.g. the CPU works), they could pose a long-term on. When a pin is bent, there is mechanical strain imposed on that pin. Every time a CPU is installed or removed, there is stress and strain from the insertion and clamp down. While the sockets are rated for hundreds of insertions/removals, a previously bent pin might fail (break) after only a handful, which would then render the mobo useless.

yeah pretty much he notice some bent pins which where there not blaming him at all. I bought the motherboard like that over a year ago and never really made a big deal out of it, since my system ran fine with zero issues. But sounds good refund it is then
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