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Installing new cpu cooler, but..

By snash00ter
Nov 4, 2005
  1. Hi, i was trying to remove my old cpu (P4 S478) cooler (intel's based) in order to install a new one (gigabyte's 3d cooler pro) , but when i removed it the processor was attached on it, i removed the processor but some pins were bent!! i went to a friend(technician) to fix the pins, and all seems to be ok, cpu is attached well, but some pins were bent! Is this a problem??
     
  2. SheHateMe

    SheHateMe TS Rookie Posts: 35

    Well if its working then thats a good sign, but I do not recommend removing it agian if the pins were bent, removing agian may break the pins right off.
     
  3. snash00ter

    snash00ter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    i think one or two ins were badly bented but the cpu was attached fine, will it a cause a cpu performance problem?
     
  4. SheHateMe

    SheHateMe TS Rookie Posts: 35

    Well like I said before, if its working it working, if it doesn't work it doesn't work. Bending the pins isn't the greatest, thats why you have to treat the CPU like its your baby. You should be fine.
     
  5. snash00ter

    snash00ter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    thanks 4 your time...i can sleep now!
     
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