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That's funny, I was setuping up a Conroe system for my friend for the first time and I never known that the CPU had no pin's . I always thought that both motherboard and CPU had pins that connect when you put in the ZIP slot.


I guess it's a good idea becuase some people bend the pins
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That's funny, I was setuping up a Conroe system for my friend for the first time and I never known that the CPU had no pin's . I always thought that both motherboard and CPU had pins that connect when you put in the ZIP slot.


I guess it's a good idea becuase some people bend the pins
socket 775 is opposite. i have a motherboard sitting here for 775, some pins are broken so it dont work..
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socket 775 is opposite. i have a motherboard sitting here for 775, some pins are broken so it dont work..
I guess that's the downside to 775 with there motherboards. Maby make the pins more thik
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post #4 of 11
The Mobo does have pins and the processor has landing pads. This is a similar connection to a tester-probe card touching down onto a bonding pad. The reason to use this connection is for the high pad-density. Most of those "pads" are just power and ground pads!

Here is a good diagram to illustrate.
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post #5 of 11
Motherboards are usually cheaper to replace so I'm glad they put the pins there
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post #6 of 11
yeah but CPUs are easier to do a pin repair on

I have a P5N32 e SLI here with a broken pin. im out $250
    
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post #7 of 11
LGA stands for something and that is Land-Grid Array, thus the socket LGA 775. The pins are on the mobo, This make it almost impossible to bend the pins...
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post #8 of 11
the cpu and mobo pins have been flipped on it
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See my post above - the LGA scheme is not about making something more reliable (eg make the board break as opposed to cpu package). Its purely done for package footprint size reasons. Modern processors have an absurd amount of power/ground pins and LGA allows for doing this without making an obscenely large package and hence requiring to take up massive amounts of mobo space.
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post #10 of 11
from what i have read they can fit more pins on the board. There is only so much room on a CPU. plus i would much rather replace a $150 MoBo than a $1000 CPU
    
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