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I recently picked up an ASRock e6 for myself but, that's aside from the point tongue.gif. After switching boards I put my previous MSI g43 back into its packaging etc with the socket cover placed over the cpu socket. Originally I was planning to sell the board off cheaply with some free ram I picked up, but instead I put a nice little build together for my younger brother. Ordered him a g1610 and recently got all the parts in and put the thing together yesterday. Everything installed etc etc... and I go to place the cpu in the socket when I noticed something very peculiar...



I have no clue how this happened but when I saw this and got worried my little brother instantly new something was up, and it wasn't good rolleyes.gif. When gently running my hand over the plane of the contacts I could feel the two pins in the picture were far above the rest. Got my toolkit out, specifically a fine pair of tweezers then scavenged around the house in search of a magnifying glass for what seemed like forever, then finally got to work. I was not able to get the two pins back in their exact place, however the top part of the contacts that hit the cpu were almost perfectly aligned with their respective cpu contacts by the time I was finished (I was as gentle as possible tongue.gif). Anxious to put the cpu in and boot the pc up I did not take a picture. First boot didn't go over so well, would power up and then go into a reset loop. For the hell of it I switched over to the integrated video, and it posted! After numerous bios resets and fiddling with the 6790 I finally got the pc posting and windows installed (boy do i love the clr cmos, reset, and power switches on my e6 after this).

With no hope to really RMA the board it was nice to be able to get it working by myself, and boy was my brother pleased thumb.gif. Patience and steady work may save a board if for one reason another this ever happens to you.
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thumb.gif Nice info and congrats on getting the pins situated.
     
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You know, I'm starting to think it's not a great idea to put those plastic socket covers back on. I've heard quite a few stories just like this: Socket cover goes on, board gets stored for a while, cover comes off, bent pins are found. In fact, I usually don't put them back on myself, or even keep them. I do keep the anti-static bags they come in, and I'll usually store them in there. They go in the closet, in an area specifically for electronic guts, so they're not really in any danger where a cover is needed.
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That's one plus for AMD--don't have to worry about that. It's a lot easier to throw the CPU back in it's plastic case than to store the mobo pins safely.

Not trying to get into a war about which is better, but as far as ease of use goes AMD sockets are so much nicer--at least the AM3+
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You know, I'm starting to think it's not a great idea to put those plastic socket covers back on. I've heard quite a few stories just like this: Socket cover goes on, board gets stored for a while, cover comes off, bent pins are found. In fact, I usually don't put them back on myself, or even keep them. I do keep the anti-static bags they come in, and I'll usually store them in there. They go in the closet, in an area specifically for electronic guts, so they're not really in any danger where a cover is needed.

Have to agree with you on that, I honestly don't know why i decided to put this one back on as I haven't put others back on rolleyes.gif
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