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Credit card/gift cards, small flathead screw driver, if you bend the pins around to much they will break off. Mechanical pencil sounds like a good one, just take your time. I've only done this on cpu's though and not a motherboard.
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Thanks alot guys, I already tried unbending them using my nails, it looks okay right now.

The CPU I will be using has no warranty, is there any risks associated with putting CPU in a mobo with bent pins?
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I used the tip of a utility knife, box cutter. They aren't like AMD CPU pins, they are in the socket and bent at a precise angle. You will need to look closely at the motherboard's LGA socket to bend the pins and line them up accordingly with the with the other pins in their row/column. There is a risk of damaging your CPU or motherboard if you have a bunch of bent pins touching each other. But as long as they are not touching each other it would be fine to test it. If all the pins are not making contact in the correct contact pad on the bottom of the CPU, the PC either wont boot, or you will lose certain functions for example dual channel memory or IGP.
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Thanks alot guys, I already tried unbending them using my nails, it looks okay right now.

The CPU I will be using has no warranty, is there any risks associated with putting CPU in a mobo with bent pins?

I offer no warranty on this post, but I've seen lots of bent CPU pins in my day. If you do a decent enough job bending them back (basically if it looks pretty good) it shouldn't be a problem, and unless two of them are actually touching, I don't think you should fry anything.
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You weren't the only one. I'm planing to fold this time. For the flags "advanced" is the one to use, last i remember "beta" was having issues?
I have been running the advanced and I have been getting 85k ppd on each of my 7950's maybe I try beta and see if it goes up.
 
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If I can get my OC fine tuned by then, I will take part in my very first Foldathon. And my very first bit of folding at all. Finally I'm planning to do something with my rig that benefits someone else rather than just me. smile.gif I might be getting old and sensible...
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You weren't the only one. I'm planing to fold this time. For the flags "advanced" is the one to use, last i remember "beta" was having issues?
I have been running the advanced and I have been getting 85k ppd on each of my 7950's maybe I try beta and see if it goes up.

If you are getting _17 units (which you are with 85k PPD, P8900, P7810, P7811) you won't be any better off beta, I'd stay on advanced.
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If you are getting _17 units (which you are with 85k PPD, P8900, P7810, P7811) you won't be any better off beta, I'd stay on advanced.
Ok thanks, looks like I will just stay on advanced then.
 
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CAN THIS FOLDATHLON JUST START ALREADY
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I still haven't figured out how to increase ppd for fold-a-thons. But if I could figure it out I would probably just try to maintain that higher output all the time and be back where I started with the same problem!

Folding: It's like working for hudsucker industries, no matter what new dingus you create there is a newer better one right around the corner.

Time to replace the 680s with some 780s I guess!
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