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Motherboards Asus Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 CPU pins!

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by sleepygamer, 19 Jun 2015.

  1. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    So yeah, I got a hold of one of these boards for dirt cheap, knowing it was untested, and I've just been examining it for the issues.

    Two CPU pins appear to be bent a little out of shape. Upon looking at the pin map, it's a VSS pin and a VCCAXG pin that's a bit out. From what I can tell, the VSS pin is very redundant as a ground pin, and the VSSAXG pin is for the vcore for the integrated GPU, which I don't intend on using.

    What's the likelihood that it'll function? There's also one of those retention clips for the RAM missing from one slot, but I doubt that'll cause any problems.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Bend them back into shape. VSS is actually needed and the board/CPU will probably not function without it. I know for a fact that 1366 chips do not function without it.

    Take a miniature screw driver to the socket and carefully bend them back into position. It's not a tough job. :)
     
  3. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    Hm. They have kind of... curled slightly. I did have a dig to see how strong they were, but I don't have anything suitable to uncurl them.

    I might just grab a dirt cheap Celeron and see if it boots, posts and benches okay.
     
  4. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    A needle or safety pin works. The other way to see if it will work is to put a cpu in it fire it up and see what happens
     
  5. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Can you grab a picture? It's probably an easy fix. As long as it doesn't touch any other pin and still makes contact with the pad, it'll be fine.
     
  6. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    [​IMG]

    Got the best one I could.
     
  7. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    That's not bad at all. They're on the edge of the socket which makes it a lot easier to work with too.

    You could also use a little knife or anything with a flat edge. Just uncurl them and the board should hopefully be good to go, provided there's nothing else wrong with it. :)
     
  8. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    That's the hope. That one on the right is pretty sharply curled, so I'm just trying to get something to hook onto it just right.
     
  9. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Just be careful not to snap the pins. They're quite fragile, given their nature.
     
  10. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    Mm. They are fairly resilient at bouncing back, but I need to get a smaller pair of tweezers that can grip the pin to straighten it out.

    I can't see any damage to anything else on the board, so I am hopeful!
     
  11. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Best of luck, chap. Do let us know how you get on. :D
     

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