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Prescott missing a pin, still works?

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Just got my new 2.8e prescott in the mail today... It seemed to be missing a pin in one corner and the one next to it was bent.. I know they all have two pins missing in one corner and thats not what I'm talking about. Is this how all prescotts are?? seems strange to me but I am using it right now to type this so maybe I just don't need it!! LoL. Let me know guys I don't think this is normal.
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Sorry for the late response. Please don't bump untill after at least a few hours. This is the slow time of the forum.

Some of the pins are most likely not important. If you bought it from someone I would recomend you return it. If you think everything is fin with it then keep it.

Things to look out for.
Memory errors, random restarts. Overheating. Frequent lockups, BSODs. Really you should put it through some testing to see if it is really ok. Play some games for a few hours straight. If it can take that most likely you will be fine.
    
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Like said above alot of the pins are mostly not needed as such..Some of the pins are mostly grounding pins which arnt all that necesarry unless you get a power surge which has been known to kill a cpu without its grounding pins for obvious reasons
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LoL sorry bout that cheif.. I have it at 3.85 right now running stress tests and I haven't seen it break 40c so I think it may be helping it or something.. I just got it from some online place, so I could always rma it but as for now I think I like it I'll keep you guys posted
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LoL sorry bout that cheif.. I have it at 3.85 right now running stress tests and I haven't seen it break 40c so I think it may be helping it or something.. I just got it from some online place, so I could always rma it but as for now I think I like it I'll keep you guys posted
Well if it is working fine for you mate then thats good enough..Try priming it to make sure that it is stable. Otherwise you shouldnt have any problems just avoid power surges.
post #6 of 10
Personally?


If you bought it new, I would RMA it and get one that is not broken.


The fact that it will function without doesn't change the fact that you paid for a new CPU that is undamaged. It may work fine now, but if it craps out in 5 months or 7 months then you're SOL.
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Personally?


If you bought it new, I would RMA it and get one that is not broken.


The fact that it will function without doesn't change the fact that you paid for a new CPU that is undamaged. It may work fine now, but if it craps out in 5 months or 7 months then you're SOL.
I agree if the thing eventually goes bad because of that pin missing and it's past the time you can rma it then you're stuck with a dead chip. Even if it's working I would still rma it and get a new one.
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Even though its a bind i would have to agree with the couple of threads above You pay for what you get so if you paid for a perfect new CPU you should really receive a product that reflects that fact.
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Well it is definetely prime 95 stable I primed for 20 hours with no errors.. I'm not really sure I want to rma because I don't want to pay for the shipping on this item AGAIN. My puter is plugged into a surge protector so I think I will just stick it out with this one.. Though I will leave them negative feedback for the missing and bent pins.
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It might be hard to return it if you give them any feed back on it.
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