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This is it after the repair though I did a bit more adjustment after this photo. The shiny pin looks shiny because of being manipulated with tweezers.
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This is it after the repair though I did a bit more adjustment after this photo. The shiny pin looks shiny because of being manipulated with tweezers.

Your call.
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Oh yeah, it's worth a punt. If it doesn't work and the 3930K is still OK it's professional repair for the mobo or a new Xpower II mad.gif
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Oh yeah, it's worth a punt. If it doesn't work and the 3930K is still OK it's professional repair for the mobo or a new Xpower II mad.gif

You can always RMA the CPU if things go wrong. Mobo RMA doesn't cover bent pins though.
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Exxon.......I just gritted my teeth and put the 3930K in, powered up and....black screen and "64" on the LED. mad.gif
"Well", I thought, "it's better than FF". So I pressed Reset and......BOOM! I am in! Didn't even get a message about Starting Windows Normally or any of that nonsense, it is just working as before.

If I was a woman I would be happy to have your babies. redface.gif
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Exxon.......I just gritted my teeth and put the 3930K in, powered up and....black screen and "64" on the LED. mad.gif
"Well", I thought, "it's better than FF". So I pressed Reset and......BOOM! I am in! Didn't even get a message about Starting Windows Normally or any of that nonsense, it is just working as before.

If I was a woman I would be happy to have your babies. redface.gif

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Congratz mate. Update the Bios and slap that 4960X in.
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You, Mr. PinzaC55, just got what we call in computing "Lucky."
Good luck selling that 3930K. If it dies not sell, PM me smile.gif
 
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You, Mr. PinzaC55, just got what we call in computing "Lucky."
Good luck selling that 3930K. If it dies not sell, PM me smile.gif

I know! Not for nothing is this one of my favourite records http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5EofwRzit0

The 3930k sold for £265 - less than I hoped but ho hum rolleyes.gif

I'm not out of the woods yet though. I have tried to update the BIOS via Live Update 5 but it keeps crashing and I can't get the USB method to work, maybe because my brain has gotten fried this weekend. But I will do it if it takes me all day.
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I know! Not for nothing is this one of my favourite records http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5EofwRzit0

The 3930k sold for £265 - less than I hoped but ho hum rolleyes.gif

I'm not out of the woods yet though. I have tried to update the BIOS via Live Update 5 but it keeps crashing and I can't get the USB method to work, maybe because my brain has gotten fried this weekend. But I will do it if it takes me all day.

Forget Live update. USB method is the way to do it.
What is the problem with having the 2.7 Bios on a USB flash and in Bios?
Can't detect the USB or can't see the file?
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Forget Live update. USB method is the way to do it.
What is the problem with having the 2.7 Bios on a USB flash and in Bios?
Can't detect the USB or can't see the file?

It says I need to download BIOS V 2.7 to the USB flash drive (done). Then I need to use WinZip to unzip the file (done). Then I am supposed to use the MSI USB installer to point to the file. No matter which file I point to, I get the cute message "This is lots of things but it is not a valid BIOS file".
I am trying to use 7737v27.zip
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