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Are the LGA775 sockets replaceable?

post #1 of 15
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Since there seems to be a huge issue w/ damaged pins on the LGA775 boards, if it's really damaged bad, can't the whole socket just be replaced?
post #2 of 15
It can, but have fun soldering 775 pins (and then some) back on
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wish i knew how to replace one........got a dead board because of damed pins in the socket......and asus warreny dont cover damed pins :/
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Ive never damaged any pins on any of my LGA 775 boards. They are much harder to damage than CPU pins. Just take some care in handling the board and it should never suffer from any bent pins.
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It would be a lot easier to just take the care needed not to damage them. The only way to damage them is to abuse the board. So why would you want ASUS to warranty the board against you abusing it? Never mind. I know the answer.
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post #6 of 15
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i thought that the CPU being inserted, and the force put on it from the load lever bends the pins a bit even under normal use.
post #7 of 15
I have "The PC Building Bible" from PC Gamer back from 2004. I just quickly grabbed it and in it, it says:

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Unfortunately, because LGA775 moves the fragile pins to the motherboard, the socket's official lifespan is a meager 25 insertions.
I'm guessing the keyword there is "official." But I really don't know if this is/was/still is true or not..
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post #8 of 15
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they should make the socket like one of these things:


The socket soldered onto the mobo has holes, then you put one of those things into the holes, then have the other side of it touch the CPU.

That way if you bend pins on that thing, you pull out the double sided pin structure thingie, and replace it. That way it's user replaceable, and cheap too.
post #9 of 15
My mb manual states that 20 insertions is the limit.
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post #10 of 15
who the hell swaps out there cpu 20 times?
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