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Bent CPU pin

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So I found that my FX6300 was bent.. tried to straighten it out with needles but stopped cause i didnt want to break it..

Now its still kinda bent but fits on the socket.. will it work? or do I really have to make it straight?
 
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It should work fine but if you ever have to get it out of the socket be careful.
 

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Mechanical pencil works best but yes the cpu will still work
 

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Chances are, putting it in the socket and locking it down will straighten it out almost the rest of the way.
 
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Nice! Thanks guys :D
 

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If you really want to straighten it out use a mechanical pencil *pentel* and stick the pencil tip over the pin to the bottom and bend it back.

It's a little trick I've used a number of times with great success.
 
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If you really want to straighten it out use a mechanical pencil *pentel* and stick the pencil tip over the pin to the bottom and bend it back.

It's a little trick I've used a number of times with great success.
Definitely the best method, especially since it's only one pin. Helped me save my old Pentium 4 back in the day :p
 

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I've used credit cards, ID's before.
 

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or ruler, just be careful
 
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A razor blade from a utility knife also works well.
This! I used a pocket knife to fix my CPU pins before. Worked like a charm.
 

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if its working don't MESS with it because that`s when you break pins you already stressed the metal any further messing with it is a RECIPE for a broken pin
 
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If you really want to straighten it out use a mechanical pencil *pentel* and stick the pencil tip over the pin to the bottom and bend it back.

It's a little trick I've used a number of times with great success.
This....
Just don't force the angle...could bend more pins...if you have trouble use a sewing needle first at the sharp end and then the threading end just enough to get it with the mechanical pencil...then take a credit card to completely align the pin(s)
 
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Blow torch and a come along tool
 

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