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There are a substantial number of redundant power and ground pins on nearly all CPUs. You can lose many of them with no ill effect. That is their purpose.

Data and signaling pins are another matter.

Anyway, you can take a look at AMDs white papers to see exactly what the pins do. Their functions are all listed.
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If they are in any way important, take a paperclip, cut it to length and shove the cut pieces into the motherboard. Then put the cpu on it and NEVER take it out lol..

What you will then have is a mix between AM2 and LGA940
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post #13 of 14
Some pins are ground pins and don't really hurt anything if removed.

Don't worry about it.
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Lucky you were to break 2 grounding pins lol.

Know what would be nice - to document this.


I.e - to write a simple little document/record of this (with pictures) that indicates WHERE those 2 pins are - and that they're for grounding.
I like to do that sorta stuff - such efforts by OTHER people have helped many of us you know


As for restoring them - what I used to do when that happened to me (mind you -this was with k6 / Pentium/ Pentium 2 chips) was to simple get a similar pins(s), or the ones you actually broke off - and drop them into the right hole of the socket.

You can also (to make sure its making contact with the chip - get the pins of an older - taller CPU (if you have one) and make it a TAD BIT longer than the pins of YOUR broken chip and drop it into the hole - to ensure contact with the base of your CPU and the pins.

Seeing that the chip is CURRENTLY working - you wont be able to experience the sheer joy of seeing a chip that you SWORE was dead - now post (hallelujah), but at least you' know that your chip has ground connected to the Its various internal divisions.


Groundage is good (and needed) my friend! lol
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