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post #1 of 21
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I've been having tons of issues with my new gigabyte z97 ud5h blk with c0 no post errors when all ram slots, or dual channel slots are occupied. I've also been having machine check exceptions during win 8 start up half of the time.. so I took some time today to check Google and decided to research. During inspection I noticed two pins in the lower portion of the socket seem out of place. I'd appreciate a second set of eyes to confirm my suspicion.






If this was the case, and the cause of my problems, should I:
- ask for direct replacement from retailer (less than week old)
- rma from gigabyte
- tweezers and fix myself

Thx for the suggestions :-)
Edited by connectwise - 1/11/15 at 1:22pm
post #2 of 21
That indeed looks like 2 bent pins. You can attempt to bend them back into place, but I would try to see if you can get a replacement from the retailer first. RMA'n the board with bent pins will most likely have you pay to have it fixed as bent/broken pins are not covered by warranty.
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post #3 of 21
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Well, that was the issue. I didn't want to waste time with having to talk to rma or the retailer for a direct replacement. I've bent the pins back and now it all works.

Just... very very disappointed that it came doa.

Additional question, for an i5 4690k, what speed should I be aiming for, for gaming purposes only? I'm just at an casual 4.2 atm.
post #4 of 21
What games would you playing? It would also help if you put your rig down in your sig to see what you're running as well. In most cases at stock settings, the chip will push all your games. But say if you want a specific fps or experience stutter, then you want might to look into your hardware.
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post #5 of 21
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Na I don't have much gaming demands, I play dota 2 and already max out fps at 120. I just want to OC for the sake of OC. But I will defo play witcher 3 and other rpg when they come out, by then I'd need another AMD 290.

I seem to have made a big mistake. Even though I've fixed the two bent pins, it still doesn't solve the hardware check exception bsod. It seems that I need to rma. But since I've already attempted to fix it, I'm unsure whether they'd accept. I'll try my luck tomorrow. Thx for the verification tho.
post #6 of 21
Just don't tell them you fiddled with the pins lol. Reading around, reports are showing that Gigabyte charges $40 to fix bent pins, opposed to Asus around $150 (which in my case waiting for their say since I sent in my mini-itx not to long ago with a broken pin). I'll find out sometime this week since they'll be receiving my board tomorrow.
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post #7 of 21
You can fix it I think. I used a needle that I had bent the tip with into a small hook to fix my socket that had two bent pins. Used a magnification app on my phone and took about an hour so, but got them back into place.
 
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post #8 of 21
You may want to just return to retailer and hope they don't notice the pins. There's no way Gigabyte isn't going to notice and they will charge you to fix it no matter if was your fault or truly a manufacturer defect. As far as they care, it left their company in perfect condition weather or not that is true.
post #9 of 21
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I think sending to RMA with Gigabyte is my best option.
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

You can fix it I think. I used a needle that I had bent the tip with into a small hook to fix my socket that had two bent pins. Used a magnification app on my phone and took about an hour so, but got them back into place.

I tried but no avail. I don't think this is a problem I can fix, or maybe, only Gigabyte can fix.
post #10 of 21
That is a real bummer. Then in that case, send it into Gigabyte and cross your fingers.
 
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