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I was in the middle of building my new desktop and bent the pins in my Asus Rampage III Formula CPU socket while installing my i7. do they sell that piece alone or is my $300 motherboard done for good?
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post #2 of 37
Have you tried gently bending the pins back? Something like mechanical pencil works great for this.
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post #3 of 37
How does one bend the pins in socket 1366, when there's 0 force involved in seating the cpu? Anyways, I'd imagine you could gently nudge the pins back into place, like you would bent pins on an AMD. Via tooth pick, safety pin, etc.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 12/27/10 at 5:33pm
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post #4 of 37
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I tired and it's not working, even missing a few pins. When closing the lid there was a lot of force.
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post #5 of 37
RMA it if you can. if you can't , basicly it is borked. missing pins, dude what the hell did you do. lol
Edited by driftingforlife - 12/27/10 at 5:38pm
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post #6 of 37
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RMA it if you can. if you can't , basicly it is borked. missing pins, dude what the hell did you do. lol
Don't RMA it. It'll just be a waste of shipping money and time. They'll say you abused it and either send it back or say they might fix it for $100 or so if you're lucky.
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post #7 of 37
Did you put it in the wrong way or something? Good luck RMAing
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post #8 of 37
Where did you buy the board from and how old is it?
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post #9 of 37
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Bought it from newegg no more than a month ago.
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post #10 of 37
RMA. Socket repair is usually $50 or less.


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