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i7-950 Damaged?

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I bought a i7-950 and when installing onto my motherboard the pins got bent. I then looked at the CPU a week later and noticed some sort of dent around the circles. I would like to know if I have a dead CPU or if it'll still work this way.


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I don't know but be careful next time... when you place it in the socket wrong you can always tell because it doesn't seat correctly and doesn't even look correct. Plus the notches on the side will guide you on position.
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post #3 of 4
I've ran Socket A and 939's with bent pins before. Never killed the CPU or mobo through out its useful life. Bad idea that I used ceramic paste it ripped my 939 CPU out of it's socket and slightly bent the pins. But I didn't suffer any ill effects. If the pins aren't connected to the chip anything like the mobile chips that use BGA (Ball Grid Array) then you might be safe.

But I didn't know i7 had pins, I thought they still kept it like S775 with pinless CPU design.
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post #4 of 4
I know thermal paste costs money but I would test that if you were looking at selling it.
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