P4C 2.8/800 - bent pins out of the box!

By acecal
Sep 15, 2003
  1. hi there,

    Has anyone ever come across a P4 with bent pins straight from the box?

    I just have, and as expected, the retailer is rather sceptical!

    Took it back for replacement but first, it is being sent to Intel for "investigation".

    Is this really un-heard of?

  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    You should have just bent them back and swallowed the loss. You'll probably get the CPU back in a few months. ;)
  3. acecal

    acecal TS Rookie Topic Starter

    normally would have but the one pin that was really bent was bent so far high chance it would break i think.
  4. lzrdlps

    lzrdlps TS Rookie

    My personal experience is to examine them before I leave the store, and it is hard if you got it off the internet. Good luck.
  5. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    I know the feeling. I just bought Halo for Xbox off the Internet and about 5/10 times it won't load saying it isnt a xbox title/dvd/audio cd, but once I get it to work it plays fine (unless it craps out at the loading screen -- but that screen is rare). Emailed the company I bought it from and asked for information on returning the item. Not sure if I will yet cause it might not be worth the trouble since it does work after a few trys.
  6. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 281

    I've seen it loads of times here at work... I just use a knife and straighten them back out, but I can understand your concern when its for yourself, If i've got a problem with one, I can just use another and get this replaced, I suppose its not that easy for end user's.

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