1. Post #41
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    Jurikuer's Avatar
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    I've got three computer stores I can call, one of which is highly recommended by my friend and his dad. So I'm going to try them, then I'll call a jewelry store if that doesn't work. I'd feel more comfortable knowing a professional is handling my Mobo.

  2. Post #42
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    what the hell you're going to scrap a whole motherboard on a bent pin? You know metal is malleable, right?

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    it's not like it has to be of absolute perfect positioning, it just has to contact the plate above it firmly
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  3. Post #43
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    I'm with garry on this - locking in Sandy Bridge chips is cringeworthy. You *can* fix this kind of thing, and I recommend that you try, as you'll otherwise just get a new board. This isn't the first time I've seen somebody do it (my uncle bent some pins on my mom and dad's computer once, and while it took a lot of time and concentration to get it right, it has worked well for the last 5-6 years), and the thing you need the most is patience, and maybe not being Micheal J. Fox.

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    I've got three computer stores I can call, one of which is highly recommended by my friend and his dad. So I'm going to try them, then I'll call a jewelry store if that doesn't work. I'd feel more comfortable knowing a professional is handling my Mobo.
    Jewellers are probably much more professional than some random guy in a computer store. Seriously.

  4. Post #44
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    Sandy Bridge chips are known to make a crunching sort of sound on some boards. It's not an issue. I've done two 2500K builds for people, a 2700K build for my uncle and an i3-2120 build for a friend. I remember all of them feeling like they had more resistance when locking down the level than my old C2D build. You either bent the pin during handling or you put the CPU in the wrong way at some point. The risk of something going wrong really isn't that high if you just quickly take the plastic cover off the socket and put the cpu on immediately. I've never bent a pin in a build I've done.

    I've heard that some jewellers will do work on CPU sockets and will fix a bent pin. Not sure if any in your area would be willing to do it though.
    that crunching sound is fucking worrying, especially when it's your first build. when i was installing my 2500k i thought i broke every single pin from that noise
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  5. Post #45
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    Jewellers are probably much more professional than some random guy in a computer store. Seriously.
    I don't understand, they don't specialize in computers. Granted they do work with very fine, small detail, but I can only imagine the look on their face when someone approaches them with a computer asking for help.
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    I don't understand, they don't specialize in computers. Granted they do work with very fine, small detail, but I can only imagine the look on their face when someone approaches them with a computer asking for help.
    They work with very precise metal work. They do that sort of stuff at the time, they will have alot more patience and attention to detail than a computer specialist.
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  7. Post #47
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    Back from the shop and it's running perfectly. Regardless of who may do it better, it's fixed. That's all that matters.
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  8. Post #48
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    What I said could still apply to a computer specialist, we were just saying that a Jeweler is more likely to have that skill set.

  9. Post #49
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    Don't get me wrong, I wasn't trying to say you were incorrect by any means. Jewelers have eyes of hawks and hands steady enough to fool death himself.

  10. Post #50
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    How much did they charge to you bend a metal pin back into place?
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  11. Post #51
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    It works.

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    Great. Now, be more careful with the CPU next time.
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  13. Post #53
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    Great. Now, be more careful with the CPU next time.
    You live and you learn man.
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