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Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 29 Oct 2007.

  1. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Don't ask me how but I bent some pins when inserting the CPU. Got everything fixed and it's running perfectly fine right now, but bloody hell... I didn't need that stress.
     
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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    One of my least favourite things about AM4 Ryzens.

    If I have my way the next swap will see the CPU, motherboard, and water block sold as one unit so I don't have to deal with CPU pins ever again.

    OT: There was a Steam Deck shaped accident.
     
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  3. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    But you're vastly more likely to break AM4 pins... And Apple offers that combination :p
     
  4. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Pins? That's always been one thing I liked about AMD, line it up and plop it in.

    So to speak.
     
  5. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    [​IMG]
    One of these but in size 12, definitely not a shove in the travel kit brush.
     
  6. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Except when it doesn't just plop in. Then the fun and games turn into work and a lot of swearing.
     
  7. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    Dspiae AT-TV vice

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    The sad thing is, even if I sell it as one unit, I still have the original packaging for this processor, so it'll get removed, cleaned, and put in that so my fantasy is just that - Fantasy
     
  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Eeek. :eeek:

    I'm glad you got it sorted, if I think about it I can fell the combination rage/panic I would have whilst shouting "you need to stay effin calm" to myself.
     
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  10. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Been there, dropped a 2700X when I was installing it onto my file server's mobo.
    The following 30mins bending pins back into place with the back of a scalpel blade were... fraught!

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Pin straightening is a nightmare.

    I haven't done it since the socket A days, and I've since been so paranoid about the damned things that AM5 is appealing just on that front.
     
  12. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Ooooh, thats a nice vice! What are you using it for?
     
  13. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I'd just blocked the horror. That's scary in itself.

    I now actually remember back in the day straightening a pin using one of those refillable pencils (worked a treat).

    How did I forget that? That's concerning.

    The first time I used Intel LGA socket though it freaked me out - I thought surely it's not supposed to sound like your dragging nails down a blackboard as you close the lever :eeek:
     
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  14. yuusou

    yuusou Multimodder

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    Last CPU I straightened out pins was a Pentium 4 2GHz. Friend told me I could keep it, he didn't think I'd manage (I had a 1.8GHz). I did manage, but it didn't overclock anywhere near as well as my 1.8.
     
  15. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    model making, getting tired of needing a 3rd hand when doing fine work/decal's
     
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  16. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman World's worst stuntman. Lover of bit-tech

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    :baby: :naughty:
     
  17. liratheal

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    Yeah, my first LGA socket was in a server, which had me considerably more on edge than they do these days, even though the noises are the same
     
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  18. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Feh, bring back Slot 1 with the meaty edge connector. You ain't bending that!
     
  19. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    Aw man, i remember slot one. slot A as well.
     
  20. liratheal

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    I had a slot processor, but I never had a slot motherboard.
     

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