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CRAP! Broke a pin off my Opty 165, but it's still working?

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Ok, I was lapping my opty and I think I applied too much pressure on one side because after I had finished and I tried to reinstall the CPU it wouldn't fit into the socket correctly. I had a look at it and realised one of the pins was bent, I tried to straighten it wight some needle nose pliers but it broke off However I put it in and booted up and all seems to be fine? Is there a number of redundant pins on the Opty 165 (gnds and such?) or will my computer try to draw information from that pin one day and my computer will explode?

Does anyone know of any pinout diagrams for an opty to figure out what exactly this pin did? I'm kinda wary to do anything on the computer now until I know its safe.
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post #2 of 17
i had a 3000+ with a missing pin and it worked fine unless i put my RAM was in dual channel
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post #3 of 17
probably just pulled out a ground pin. no worries if it booted up.

on another note, you should have just cut off the IHS. risks less of breaking a pin off
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post #4 of 17
I do know that a lot of pins on the S939's are grounds, and not really needed. If you do run into problems, just take it to a jeweler, and they should be able to solder the pin back on for you.
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post #5 of 17
Yeah, theres certain redundant ground pins on them, and sometimes if you break one off them it doesn't make too much of a difference. You can still safely run it. I've heard of it happening before though.
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post #6 of 17
Alot of the cpu pins in the 939 are ground, my friend took his to a jewler which wasnt a ground pin and a real one and it worked fine.


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Lol, way too slow at typing...dam fat fingers
    
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post #7 of 17
Alot of the Pins on a CPU are actually for grounding. If thats the case you will be fine.

I would run Prime 95 to test that CPU'S stability at stock
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You shouldn't have a problem with the CPU if the pin is broken off. I had a P4-M with a pin broken off for months and had it OCed to 3.6Ghz with no problems. Broken pins are only a real problem if the processor doesn't let your system boot up, which can be fixed sometimes by trying to put the pin back on.
    
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just a thought but could you place the broken pin in the socket and then mount the cpu?
    
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Baran View Post
just a thought but could you place the broken pin in the socket and then mount the cpu?
No it would cause damage to the motherboard.
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