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Accidentally removed a socket pin from a socket 1150 mobo

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Hi guys,

I just recently built a new rig with an Intel i5-4670k processor and an AsRock Z87 Extreme3 motherboard. I don't know how I did it but the AsRock mobo somehow got a few bent socket pins. I tried to RMA it but they would not accept it.

Before I purchase a new motherboard, I tried to straighten these few bent pins hoping I could still get it to work. During the process, I accidentally removed one of the pins doh.gif and I have no idea how to put it back doh.gif

Still not giving up, I gave it a try, I turned on the motherboard with the 4670k on it, with one missing socket pin.

Holy mother of Homer! It worked. It completed POST and successfully booted to the OS. thumbsupsmiley.png

I'm still worried though, can it cause problems in the future? And do you think it is safe to OC without that pin?
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If it works, it works but expect problems. Maybe the pin was responsible for the graphics side of the chip and you might never have any problems.
Just do some stress tests at stock to see if you BSOD or lock up.
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