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Well. I'll have photos up in a bit, but, I had an AMD 965 CPU I put on Ebay, which has bids on it, However, my cat knocked it off my desk in the middle of the night, and I rolled over it with my chair.. NO bins are broke off, but about 100 of them are bent in a 90 degree angle. Any tips on how I can fix this? I can test the CPU afterwards just to make sure.


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Holy damn, that doesn't look very good...

The best thing you can do is grab the smallest pair of tweazers you can find, settle into a comfortable sofa or something (cause this will take a while), and try to pull them straight one by one. You'll have to be very careful when doing it, because if you break a pin or scratch it up too badly, it might be game over straight away. Once you're done with that, pop it into your cpu socket, cross your fingers and hope for the best.

Best case scenario, everything boots up fine and works exactly as it did before.
Worst case scenario, everything shorts out and your house burns down wink.gif

Either way, I'm not sure how much you were selling the CPU, but it's up to you whether you want to invest the considerable amount of time into trying to fix it, without guarantee it'll actually pay off in the end.

EDIT: What's the greenish things on the top right of the second picture? Has there been a liquid spill on it? The picture is kinda blurry, but it looks kinda oxidized... Or mouldy xD
Edited by Leyaena - 2/15/16 at 6:51am
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i prefer an empty mechanical pencil. bend it up enough to get the lead chute around the pin and straighten
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Originally Posted by Leyaena View Post

Holy damn, that doesn't look very good...

The best thing you can do is grab the smallest pair of tweazers you can find, settle into a comfortable sofa or something (cause this will take a while), and try to pull them straight one by one. You'll have to be very careful when doing it, because if you break a pin or scratch it up too badly, it might be game over straight away. Once you're done with that, pop it into your cpu socket, cross your fingers and hope for the best.

Best case scenario, everything boots up fine and works exactly as it did before.
Worst case scenario, everything shorts out and your house burns down wink.gif

Either way, I'm not sure how much you were selling the CPU, but it's up to you whether you want to invest the considerable amount of time into trying to fix it, without guarantee it'll actually pay off in the end.

EDIT: What's the greenish things on the top right of the second picture? Has there been a liquid spill on it? The picture is kinda blurry, but it looks kinda oxidized... Or mouldy xD
It's just blurr.
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It's just blurr.

Fair enough thumb.gif

On a more serious note, if you do try to fix it, I'd be VERY careful with the bent pins more towards the middle of the first picture.
It looks like they're the ones that took the biggest hit, being more crushed than bent. It's very possible that once you try to bend them straight, one or two might just give up and snap off.

If you do decide to do it, I'm rooting for you, man.
Be sure to post back with results, if and when you go for it!
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post #6 of 22
with some pins bent that badly, it'll take you a few days to get it right. To give you the best chance, have a hair dryer close by and keep the thing as heated as your bare hands can handle. It'll help the pins be more malleable and not break off. The ones at 90° are the ones I fear for most. Take your time, seriously. My Sempron 145 had like 5 bent pins in each corner, straightened them out and the CPU is at 100% load for the past 3 months without any problems. It's doable.

Get a magnifying glass, a good light and a mechanical pencil with a petruding lead tip.

post #7 of 22
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If anyone here is interested in buying it off of me, with the pins bent, I'll sell it for dirt cheap.
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post #8 of 22
It's against ToS to sell anything on Overclock.net if you do not have 35 reps.

edit : you could however, give it away and the person would pay shipping. I would be interested in that though.
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It's against ToS to sell anything on Overclock.net if you do not have 35 reps.

edit : you could however, give it away and the person would pay shipping. I would be interested in that though.
Didn't realize that. I'm selling it, because I'm trying to help my friend get his first PC together, he's currently gaming on a laptop and, and cannot play any of the games me and my friends play, So i've been helping him buy parts, so I'm selling my old ones.
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post #10 of 22
you might be able to straighten them row by row with a plastic credit card or something similar. I can't really judge too well from the pictures though so that might not work.
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