Broken CPU?

By xinnocuous
Feb 2, 2005
  1. When removing the heatsink, the CPU was attached to the heatsink and came out. Several pins have been bent and I've straightened them out with a pocket knife but when I put it back in and turn on the computer, nothing comes up. The computer starts like normal but nothing comes up on the monitor at all. Is the CPU bad or should I try to straighten out the pins a little better? What happens if you don't put a CPU in and try to start it?
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    the answers can very greatly. make sure the pins all have good connections to the processor and that none broke off in the socket. a friend of mine bent numerous pins on his athlon a year or two ago and we used a pair of needlenose pliers and it was repaired in moments. if there is a partial cpu ocnnection beetween the board anything could happen, there's no guarantee something will get broken. replace with known good cpu or try your cpu in another board.
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