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I've had a bad bay today, First of all pc would not boot, it kept turning off, i looked all over and it turned out to be the water pump, it had a damaged wire, I messes aboout moving it around still would not work so I soldered it, worked for about 40 sec and stopped again, so i had to fine the original cpu fan,

the key point

I tried to remove the block and it would not move so pulled and the cpu came out ( i did not notice at first ) when i saw it the pins had been damage which i tried to fix I managed it after 1 1/2 hrs work, and with a bit of wiggling i got it to fit,

My question is will this have any long effects on my pc or cpu life ?
would this have damaged the motherboard ?
Should I sell it as is or keep it ?
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I know of many instances where people had a few bent pins they straightened out and have been working fine for long time. It depends on how bad they were damaged. Only time will tell no one can say for certain.
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Should be fine. If your computer is running, than probably the worst that happened is if you do the same thing again, it's more likely to break permanently.

AMD CPUs are surprisingly durable. I did that once to an Athlon 64. No biggie.
    
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If your wondering if you should sell it I would say no, unless your willing to explain the incident to whoever buys it and they assume the risk. Be pretty dishonest to pass it off like nothing happened in my opinion.

I would keep it and if it goes bad then get another one. Chances are that if you are able to straighten out the pins without making them brittle then it will be fine. Good Luck
post #5 of 8
Had to fix 3 chips with bent pins just today and all are OK.
Unless you breakoff a pin while fixing it, it's just a bent pin - Really should not be anything to worry about esp if you just leave it in the machine when reinstalled.

As for the CPU pulling out with the cooler, that's harmless to the chip unless you managed to bend pins or something in the process. I have a cooler here that's nortorious for that, does it everytime but no problems have been noted because of it.
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Thanks all,

Im not sure when the pins got bent but i thing it was when the cpu got pulled out.
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next time you remove a heatsink / water block, pull slightly but do it in a turning motion, like clockwise turn so it gets off easily.
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post #8 of 8
I have experienced this very same thing several times....for me, i have found it helpful to turn the system on just long enough for the CPU/Thermal paste to warm up a bit, then remove the HSF with a gentle twisting motion...just be careful NOT to leave the PC on too long and fry the CPU/Motherboard....

Use this advise at your own risk, but I'm sure there are others that will agree that this method words, just have your finger on the main PSU switch ready to kill the power to the system!
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