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Helping a friend install a new AMD CPU after the old one was out of action for about 2 weeks in a cold basement, meant it the TIM had turned in to glue. Used the tried and tested twist method to get the heatsink off the chip and proceeded to embed several pins in to my thumb, bending hundreds of pins in the process... then introduced the pins to a credit card, my not so sharp eye and 30 mins to fix said pins. He is now happily play BF3 with said chip tongue.gif

Lessons learnt:
Screwing up your own £100 chip = annoying
Screwing up your best mates £100 = effing douche bag.
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post #12 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sophath View Post

AFAIK, It's impossible to straighten pins with a mechanical pencil with an intel motherboard.

Did it on a Gigabyte X48-DS4 smile.gif
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post #13 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by EM2J View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by axipher View Post

- Put AMD cpu in without opening latch first them proceeded to tighten 212+, bent a bunch of pins
- Install both fans pushing on a heat sink, doesn't work very well for removing heat
- Forgot to plug in GPU power
- Forgot to plug in WC pump
- Forgot to turn on switch
- Forgot to connect front panel power button
- Attached power button to reset and vice versa
- For thermal paste
- Forgot I/O backplate
All of those I can honestly say were from going too fast and not taking my time.

haha ive done every single one of those minus the bending of any pins and forgetting thermal paste, how do u miss that? biggrin.gif

Thermal paste was a really stupid mistake, still don't know how I missed it, luckily it was my lapped Athlon X3 440 with a lapped H100 so I was still getting decent temps, but what threw me off was getting 57 C with 4 cores at only 3.5 GHz when my Phenom X4 only hits 55 C at 3.8 GHz. I knew something was up then.
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post #14 of 25
Lets see
on my last build i put the cpu fan backwards causing it to put hot directly back into my case.
but honestly I havent made any other mistakes with the two builds i have done

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post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

Did it on a Gigabyte X48-DS4 smile.gif

took a needle to do it this morning. XD
Yeah. I just bent pins on my newly acquired p8z68v-pro this morning.
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post #16 of 25
I've bent pins twice and both times used the card method. I have to say the dumbest thing I've ever done was test a gpu that had fried my friends mobowith mine. It was a 8400gs with passive cooling. 2 weeks later and my board went as well. Was so pissed I bought a 10 dollar cooler and slapped it on the card and gave it back to him. The damn thing still worked great after that. still chugging away in a friends desktop now. But the one time I bent the pin, I didn't know so it was bent into the socket and it was the video, everything was green, other then that it worked just fine.
post #17 of 25
Turned a watercooled PC onto its side without making sure all the fittings were tight. Sploosh. Had to spend an extra day cleaning out the water and letting parts dry then trying again. Thankfully everything was still working afterwards.
Dropped an HD onto a motherboard when trying to fumble around with a bunch of cords, broke off some pieces.
Had a monitor sitting on top of a desktop tower, accidentally hit the tower and broke the monitor+snapped the PCI slot and GPU.

Probably a couple other dumb things I can't remember too.
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post #18 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by delow View Post

Put CPU paste in the PCI-E socket thinking it would help overclocking the GPU

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post #19 of 25
Do you really even need an I/O backplate? I've been without it for over a year now...
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post #20 of 25
i once put the mobo in backwards... i was pretty intoxicated lol fun times... i also forgot tim, twice actually
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