cpu pins need help

By ppsssooo
Jul 24, 2005
  1. ok i got a 3 ghz cpu from ebay but 3 pins were bent so i carefully put them back into place and it fits perfectly into the slot i just wanna know will i have any probs with it or is it a gonner? cant test it yet need to buy a heatsink 1st
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    I dont see why it shouldnt work, As long as they are still attached and straight down. But there is always a risk that it wouldnt.

    The best way to tell is to boot it asap.

  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    I've bent a pin on my P3 once (only one), I just unbent it and it worked fine.

    Thats till a couple of months ago, but its been working fine for at least 2 years after the incident. Not sure if its related. Cause of the computer unable to boot is probably motherboard anyway.
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