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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 14-Jun-17 17:55:59
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Re: Pins on board or CPU?


[re: sergiup] [link to this post]
 
Yes, i know what Intel sockets look like, while i do not like Intel, i have built a few machines for different people using Intel chips.
As you said, you have to be careful with AMD chips as it is so easy to bend the pins, but then I know of someone who dropped a heatsink onto a Intel board and bent the pins on the board, so it was a new board time.

As you most people change their CPU every few years, I expect this CPU of mine will stay put for a good 5 years or more.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 14-Jun-17 17:57:09
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Re: Pins on board or CPU?


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In reply to a post by ian72:
In the good old days (eg 486 CPUs) it was a matter of applying significant force to the processor to push it into the socket (enough to bend the motherboard). To remove them you had a special metal tool that you put in around the edges to prise the processor upwards - it was very easy to bend pins if you didn't use the tool evenly around all sides. Modern processors are a piece of cake compared to that (unless of course you buy most Apple kit in which case the processors are actually part of the motherboard and require somewhat more specialist skills and technology to replace them).


Yes, while i never did that with a PC, I did do it with an amiga as a mate and i updated an 4000 from an 030 to an 040.

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