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Hello,

On Sunday, I was trying to replace my CPU cooler.
I accidentally damaged one of the capacitors on the motherboard, and the computer worked for two days and then suddenly stopped working.

Is there a chance that the CPU is damaged?
My CPU is 4930K, and I don't know if I should buy a new motherboard.

Thank you in advance.
 

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Picture of said damage?
 

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Intel CPUs are hard to kill. Check for bent pins. Depending on where the capacitor was, it might not have been doing much.
 

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...yeah, as suggested above, a pic would be nice. Also, did you keep the capacitor (and/or is it still on there)? That would be helpful re. replacing it. Finally, if you inadvertently bent pins in the socket, not all is lost, depending on how badly they were damaged. I recently 'brought back' an Asus Rampage V Extr X99 that had several bent pins after a few LN2 sessions and was running on only one of four memory channels (more on that > here ).

Put differently, you may be able to get your system back w/o major expense.
 
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