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Well the title says it all. So is it feasible to fix this cpu only one broken pin and i can get it for 30 bucks.Anybody attempt or succeed fixing a problem like this. Give me some input cause as we all know optys are great clockers.
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if you can pick it up for 20 bucks i'd do it. just put the proc in w/ the missing pin and see if it works.

someone on here took their proc down to the local jewler and was going to try to get a pin gold soldered on. i don't know how it turned out though.
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thank god for LGA 775
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post #4 of 26
Well its so Cheap you mayaswel lol. You may find its just a Grounding PIN. If so you have a perfectly working CPU for very cheap.
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For $30, go for it! Just take it down to a jewler and they should be able to add a new pin no problem.
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It's worth a try, at least IMO. Good idea whomever had of taking it to a jeweler. They should have the means to deal with something that small, if it doesn't work with the pin missing I'd check into that.
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hell, if it just flat out doesn't work, it always makes good shotgun/rifle skeet. my cousin and I blasted his XP2000 when it failed
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lol well the jeweler is a good idea i never thought of that,almost as good as shooting with a shotgun. With the jeweler suggestion i will def give it a try thanks.Mudd what speed is your opteron at and is it on air or water.
    
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Take a mechanical pencil lead and put it in the missing pin hole...Make it long enough to touch where the pin would be on the cpu...Works sometimes...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
Take a mechanical pencil lead and put it in the missing pin hole...Make it long enough to touch where the pin would be on the cpu...Works sometimes...
Dude if that breaks off in your Socket you are screwed...Not reccomended.
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