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Hey guys,

I broke two pins off of my AMD FX 8150, the functions were as following:
(Motherboard: Gigabyte ga-990fxa-ud5)

First broken pin:

Power Status Indicator for the VDD Power Supply regulator. This signal may be used by the regulator to improve efficiency when the processor is in low power states.

And the second broken pin:

Differential feedback for VDD power supply

Is there a way that this cpu might still work? I havent tried it yet because im waiting for a new cooler
post #2 of 6
My best guess is probably not. I have 1 broken pin on an Intel board and the PC wouldn't boot up. But you don't know until you try.
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CPU is almost certainly not going to work correctly with those pins missing. You'll either need to make new pins, reattach the broken ones, or get a new processor.
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Do you know what "Differential feedback for VDD power supply" means?
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I thought I might ask this question on behalf of the opening poster, just in case. If he puts in a broken cpu with it damage the motherboard in anyway?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Graxhire View Post

Do you know what "Differential feedback for VDD power supply" means?

It allows VDD (vcore) to be measured and controlled precisely. Without feedback things like vdroop or other compensations wouldn't work, and the power delivered would be no where near as clean.
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Originally Posted by Rebellion88 View Post

I thought I might ask this question on behalf of the opening poster, just in case. If he puts in a broken cpu with it damage the motherboard in anyway?

Unlikely, unless there is a short.

I still wouldn't recommend it, as we know the missing pins are not redundant ones like VSS or ground pins.
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