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Possible bent cpu socket pins.. or I just need to calm down and get some sleep

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So I've been debating whether this is all worth posting, or if I'm just overreacting. I'm about to build my first computer ever and recently I bought the motherboard I'll be using, I'll probably be buying the rest of the parts in a few weeks. So there I was ogling my sexy new Maximus IV Extreme when I decide to take the socket cap off to check out the socket itself. Being the genius I am, I sort of fumble taking it out the first time and it fell in the socket. Everything looked fine, and I didn't think much of it at first, but it really started eating at me the last couple of days. I kept looking at it trying to see if I bent any of the pins, and to be honest I really couldn't find anything wrong. I decided to take a few pics on my iphone so I could maybe look at it up close. At work today I though I noticed something a little off. I should also say, I was staring at these pics forever and I'm currently a little sleep deprived, so I may just be seeing things. I figure fresh eyes looking at these will help.


Here is the pic that started this all.

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I kind of feel like an idiot looking at this now. For some reason around 3:00PM today I was looking at this and thought the pin at about dead center in the circle was completely off. It still looks I little off to me, but then I took some more pics when I got home today.


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Pointing at the pin I thought was bent in the first pic.

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Another angle. Little hard to tell this time because of the lighting.




Anyways. I just really wanted to post this to see what some other people thought. At this point I think I was just seeing things, but a little reassurance would make me feel better. Also, please remember, I'm still a noob!! This is all new to me, so I'm freaking out about every detail right now. redface.gif

Oh and if there is a better place for this sort of post, please let me know.
Edited by Dr. Emmett Brown - 3/26/11 at 7:01pm
    
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post #2 of 13
Bent, but not remotely enough to miss contacting the LGA pads on the bottom of the CPU. There is nothing to worry about. You could bend them back yourself, but you'd be risking doing more harm than good since it's a non-issue right now.
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post #3 of 13
Yes its very slightly bent, but as long as its making contact in the socket you have nothing to worry about. Just relax
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post #4 of 13
go get some sleep guy. you are putting nukes in a tea cup. tongue.gif
post #5 of 13
I have pins that are bent way worse....
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post #6 of 13
Could just be a manufacturing error. Happened to me a couple times. It's fine and will work perfectly.
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You're fine bro, it's just a minor scruff.
    
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lol, talk about love for that motherboard =] I know how you feel, everything looks pretty normal to me, except a little bend like what everyone says, its extremely minor and won't do any harm_
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post #9 of 13
@OP:

Please read the insertion guide I just posted. Follow my steps carefully and that hair of a micrometer off pin will go right into the cpu hole with no problem.

One reason I even posted that guide is precisely for little issues like that.
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post #10 of 13
those are not bad at all. mine were bent very bad. i was cleaning the case with a cloth and the cloth got stuck onto like 20 pins and i pulled it and the pins went all over. i called gigabyte they said they will replace it for free and gave me a shipping label to send it out.

i wanted to get it running so i grabbed a pen and needle and started to bend them back. they still look awfull but so far 1 month and it runs perfect
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