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hey everyone,

Its a sad day over here


While doing a regrease job on my girlfriends computer I dropped the Athlon 64 FX-53 processor and bent some of the pins.

After reacting in a panic , I grabbed the smallest hard object I could find , a mini screw driver and used that to bend the pins back into place.

3 days later one of the SATA ports on the ASUS SK8V motherboard is returning "hard drives not found" in post ...

After trying to switch over to the VIA chipset , it will acknowledge the hard drives as preasant but gets stuck in a boot loop ...

ONE thing I forgot to mention is that it has , a couple of times, frozen and locked up during post as well ...

My girlfriend had told me that the computer started lagging a day or so after the pin bending incident ...

My assumption at this point is that purhaps the screwdriver head scratched and scraped the metal pins causing some type of instability in the electrical conductivity between the cpu and the board.

I'm praying i'm wrong , what do you guys think ??

thanks
 

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that's all I read and I just blew my drink all over my monitor.

Add: after reading the rest of the thread, that sounds sucky

Same, although I didn't have a drink, but if I did, then it would be all over my monitor...

I don't think that you nuked the computer... I would remove the CPU, and check to see that all the pins are still attached, if they are, then you could have faults on the mobo (untimely yes, but not impossible).
 

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I can't see scratching the metal as causing something like that. Are you positive you got them lined up right? It really sounds to me like a coincidence, what all else did you remove while re-greasing your girlfriend? Take the proccy back out and blow out the socket, you may have gotten some dust or some such in there, and re-seat everything else you fooled around with. Greasing is always fun, just always remember to use protection!
 

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I'm going to check the cpu pins again.

There is a slight chance that when I dropped it some of the grease got into one of the pin holes I guess. I did have to wipe off some very small amounts of left over grease from the socket that the cpu fell on top of.
 

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I'm going to check the cpu pins again.

There is a slight chance that when I dropped it some of the grease got into one of the pin holes I guess. I did have to wipe off some very small amounts of left over grease from the socket that the cpu fell on top of.
well, lets hope not bc that will be quite a nightmare.
 

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See where greasing can get you?

Kids , beware , greasing should only be performed by trained ... uh ... pron-fessionals

Trying to find a working socket 940 board should be fun.

Any advice on that one? I've been searching google for a good 20 min. and i've yet to track down something I feel good about.
 

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reflash bios...
 

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I can't see scratching the metal as causing something like that.



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Trying to find a working socket 940 board should be fun.

Any advice on that one?

They are cheap on ebay, I've seen them all over.

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reflash bios...



Also you may want to run that mobo through the dishwasher. Seriousely it works. wait a few days for it to dry.

Ifind it ammuseing that the Intel fanboys have nothing to say to help yet pop in the AMd section to tell you to go INTEL.
 
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