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My CPU got scratched on the top side near the top side lower right edge that exposed some CPU internals...and one RAM channel is dead now... I applied conductive paste on that scratch but that did not fix the problem...

Now I hear that there is a chance to restore it by putting in an over for a few minutes? Is it true? Has anyone with the same issue succeeded? What are the exact instruction? If I do it right , is there a high probability the CPU will work again or is there a similar or higher probability that my CPU will fry and not work at all?
 

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Post a picture of what you're talking about - if you're talking about the top metal portion, that is just a thermal plate and scratching it isn't really going to do much of anything, if you're talking the bottom area with the metal pins, its then baking it isn't going to really do anything
 

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I'm not going to ask how you did that. Since you didn't say, I assume its something embarrassing.

The reason for putting computer components in a oven is to dry them out or to re-flow the solder joints.
I don't think you have either of those problems.

A picture of the damage would help a lot.
 

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Its not on the metal plate or on the pin side. Its on the metal plate SIDE but on the actual green PCB. Its on the lower right edge of the PCB. It looks like the top layer of PCB was removed exposing shiny components. Its only like 3mm but many people with such sxeatxhwa report dead dual channel. In my case all of channel A is dead but channel B works. There are no bent pins on the motherboard.

I don't have a camera available but I might soon.
 

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What kind of issue does scratched PCB surface create then? I know there are people who tried to de-lid CPU but scratched the surface and that caused one or two DIMMs to "die"... But it was the CPU memory controller that was affecting DIMMs... Has no one fixed such an issue before?
 
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