CPU processor damaged?

By InsaneMonkeyBoy ยท 23 replies
Jan 20, 2004
  1. HI, im writing a very brief note about my problem cause i deleted my whole 5 paragraphs before:

    i accidentaly bent about 10-20 pins on the back of my cpu(3.8ghz) when replacing a heatsink(didnt replace properly) and it's a hell of a lot lower than normal. Is this because of the bent pins? (i know it is but reassure me) Is there any way I can fix it or anything to speed it up again?

  2. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    How do you bend processor pins when replacing a heatsink? It should have remained in its socket the entire time.
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    I'm wondering how you did this in the first place, but now the damage is done, trying to fix the pins will likely break them. Go buy a new CPU and call this a learning experience
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    maybe the "new" 3.8Ghz P4 processor with a 533mhz FSB have its pins on the back instead of the bottom.

    I dont know for sure since I have never seen a 3.8ghz P4 with a 533mhz FSB.:eek:
  5. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

  6. perpetlu

    perpetlu TS Rookie Posts: 21

    hey, if you accident bent pin for your p4 cpu, time to buy new cpu to relearn your lesson not to remove and put it back few times. if it happened in your first time, i suggest it must be done by professional.

    dont do it again because it waste your money, i am sorry to hear that
  7. SubKamran

    SubKamran TS Rookie Posts: 166


    Secondly, replace it, you can't fix it :)
  8. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    You guys arent serious about (your crapping on) of his 3.8GHz P4 right? Im thinkin its OCed ;) DUH *slap* *slap*

    How did you manage to bend the pins anyways? When you replace a heatsink the CPU can stay in the socket :)
  9. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    I didn't even notice the speed, just saw "bent pins on CPU" Speed doesn't really matter with something like that, its trash now.
  10. perpetlu

    perpetlu TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Agreed buy new p4 4.2 ghz
  11. Penark

    Penark TS Rookie

    Its a common mistake with the boxed heatsink.. Just bent the pens back very carefully and slowly, it should work fine, if it seems slow go into bios and change the CPU Speed from Auto to your processor speed, but bending the pins is no big deal as long as they don't break or have a visiable crack..The pins are connected to transistors within the processor, a pin itself contrains nothing, its more of a path for data to travel on to the motherboard socket and vise versa.
    P.S-Nice try with P4 3.8Ghz...good one...3.20Ghz is the highest...you probably got a 2.8Ghz or you dont know much about them..
  12. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 163

    lol, i'll answer your queries. The biggest processor out at the mo is 3.2 ghz and yes i do know what my processor is. I know quite a lot about pc's. I bought a 3.06 and overclocked it to 3.733. I just said 3.8 cause i just naturally round up numbers.
    And yeh the chip came out because the company(novatech) must have forgotten to put the clip down on the motherboard to keep the chip in place. And cause the thermal paste is reasonably sticky it came up with the heatsink.
    I'll try what Penark said.

    cheers for your help :D

    PS: I'm no liar :mad:

    PS: SubKamran, wait for the new prescott 4.5ghz chips that are soon coming out. :grinthumb
  13. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    I dont doubt you, but will you ever tell us what your cooling is? Seems you havnt mentioned it one time, other then you have "good cooling" to support it.
  14. SubKamran

    SubKamran TS Rookie Posts: 166

    In his sig he has "x2 Vantec Tornados"

    I like your computer :D I want it. :p

    Good luck on fixing the cpu, truly. I don't know if anything can fix it. Where are you posting from?
  15. JonP123

    JonP123 TS Rookie

    I saw somewhere online that the pins can be repaired, just do a search for bent CPU pins and you might find a place that can repair them.
  16. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Fastest chip availabe is 3.6ghz, not 3.2

    P.S. what do you mean they "forgot" to put the clip in. Are you talking about the CPU release lever? I incredibly seriously doubt that would be "forgotten", and the board wouldn't even work without it (the processor can't make contact with the pins underneath the PCB).
  17. Penark

    Penark TS Rookie

  18. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    you could try to use a credit card and GENTLY try to bend the pins back by SLOWLY moving it back and forth against the pins
  19. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

  20. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Tom's has got it up to 4.2GHz or so. If you want the link lemme know, or fish around the site, its on there ;)
  21. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 163

    Errr well If you put your face behind two vantec tornadoes it will keep you damn cool. I recommend you try it it's actually quite refreshing. Therefore the Components must love it too. All i need is a good front 120mm intake fan. That'll complete the circuit cause I have no cold air being blown out at the mo. Hey, does anyone know where I could get a Quiet (25db or lower) 120mm fan?

    PS: Oh and by the way I have managed to bend my pins back and I am using my pc now but I dont think some of the pins are making contact with the main board.

    Cheers 4 replies
  22. Penark

    Penark TS Rookie

    Thats good you got them back...I dont know what to tell you about the pins not connecting except make sure that they are all straight up...Sometimes when you take you CPU out and put it back in it will change the RAM settings...check to see if your CAS Latency,RAS to CAS Delay,RAS percentage Time are set to the maufactures specifications, usually are listed on their website according to RAM type...Hope this helps in any way... :D

  23. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    congrats on bending your pins back.
  24. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 163

    cheers for your help guys. I just hope my rig will be up and running like it was B4.

Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...