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Can a motherboard run with a bent pin?

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So I may or may not have bent a pin. The computer runs, but it overclocks terribly. Like doesnt overclock at all on one chip and one that oc's 4.5 at 1.52v.

P.S. I have a Asus M5E
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Yes it will. Did you try to straighten it? A mechanical pencil works great to do the job if you do have a bent pin. I dont see how it would affect overclocking.
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Yes it will. Did you try to straighten it? A mechanical pencil works great to do the job if you do have a bent pin. I dont see how it would affect overclocking.

I didnt actually see a bent pin, but I have put 2 cpu's in and both OC miserably. Like beyond miserably as I have mentioned
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