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Broken resistor on bottom of LGA2011

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Hey guys, on the bottom of one of the LGA 2011 Xeons that was delivered to me, there is a tiny resistor that has been broken off. Guessing it was due to packaging or whatnot. Anywho, simple question - Would a couple of strokes from a lead pencil sort it out and have it functioning properly? I know back in the day there were some pencil vmods for video cards that had a similar effect. Broken resistor should show in top right corner(ish) of the pic.

See attached pic. Thanks for your help! Also, these are a pair of engineering sample 8 core Xeons. Supposedly ES chips are unlocked so I'm excited to drop one in an LGA2011 board being brought over to me tonight and play with it! smile.gifthumb.gif

post #2 of 3
I don't know the function or importance of that specific resistor, but I'd just put it in and run some stability tests with it. did you pay for them? or are they just some chips to play with?

if you are worried, contact Intel support, and ask what the effects of that specific resistor being removed would do.

if this is for a production server, get it replced, if this is to play with and you don't have a lot of money in it, then play with it and see if it is important
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These CPUs are just to overclock and use for day to day use. The plan is to throw them in a dual socket board and OC them and use as a day to day workstation. Since they're Sandy Bridge based, even though they're 1.6GHz stock, they should hit at least 3GHz. I figure 16 cores @ 3GHz > 4 cores @ 4.7GHz lol =)
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