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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701 View Post
No it would cause damage to the motherboard.
Really? I have heard that placing the pin back in works quite often.
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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.
Wow, rep+ for that nugget, never knew they could do that? Although do they where ESD protection in a jewellers? Well I left it running over night. I have a few niggling problems in my system atm but those could be due that i've just done a hard motherboard switch as well. As soon as I get everything set up i'll run orthos for a few hours and see what happens.

Just out of curiosity, is there any way of verifying which pin I broke? Do AMD supply pinouts as I can't seem to find one. I'd also like to know exactly how many redundant pins there actually are? Might be a lesson in futility to get an old AMD64 and see how many pins I can break off before it stops working
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Pinout Diagram for AMD 939 Processor.

.pdf file, diagram on pg. 28.
    
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Might be a lesson in futility to get an old AMD64 and see how many pins I can break off before it stops working
Well that would't really help because you might break a crucial pin first, but leave all the useless ones there. lol
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Well that would't really help because you might break a crucial pin first, but leave all the useless ones there. lol
thus the reason for wanting the pinout diagram. I wouldn't just randomly start breaking off pins, there'd have to be a method to the madness I remember doing something like this before trying to see how much of a cd I could cut off before the first track wouldn't play. Used to give them to my friends as they wouldn't believe me that they would actually work.

Anyway... I'll post back here if I do encounter any problems, i'm going to take the CPU out again to figure out exactly which pin is broken then figure out from the pinout diagram supplied by witchfire which one it actually is.
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In answere to your Question mate . No they dont have ESD protection in most Jewleers. You may wish to tell them the sensitivity of the operation first.
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lol Thats funny. Its like the small Gamecube CD's.

Good luck!
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