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SombaSan Jun 07, 2005, 07:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 07, 2005, 07:59pm EDT

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here is an article about the same thing i just found. http://www.devhardware.com/forums/t12975/s.html

I know you all are probably like what are u talking about. However I just ran across a PC i was building and it came to me with a PIN missing making it 753 instead of 754 no i didn't count them however u can tell it was knocked off because of the sliver space where the CPU pin was. I not knowing at the time put it in the board I ordered with it. and saw black melting plastic smoke fumes coming from the transistors near the RAM.

I turned off the PC i was working on and sent it back. A few days later they send it back Porta tech is the company saying it was my fault that the mother board defected and I also recieved the fan that came with it they sent it back to me broken and took screen shots of it as if i did it to justify there clams, then it is there where i see in the picutres the CPU missing a pin and i wonder if they did it or not. NEVER ORDER FROM PORTA TECH BTW.

Also because of that I was left with defective pieces at my door way feeling really p**sed off. Recently I ordered a sempron for a build not knowning i ordered the socket A instead of the 754 version. Now i called Newegg and explained as usual they let me return and I'm able to get the right board however could I try the 754-64-bit i have still lyin around with a missing pin? or Is that what messed up the PC the first time.?

however i will probably end up just purchasing a 939 3200+ and a mobo and not worry about it.


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Da Bum Jun 08, 2005, 01:29am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: A Processor Missing 1 pin will it still work??
Well.... If i ever noticed a pin missing from a processor i never would have installed it. Of course did you know that before hand? Or did you see that after teh fact when those buttheads from where ever sent it back.

Either way if I had bought somethign from a company and they refused to fix it i would dispute teh charge to your credit card (See there is a reason to have one of them things).

Anyways. DO NOT put in the processor with a missing pin into a new MOBO or that one will most likely go up in smoke too.

Thermalfreak Jun 08, 2005, 06:29am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: A Processor Missing 1 pin will it still work??
omg dude, a pin missing and you burnt a mobo, never ever put a broken cpu into a motherboard were talking currents of up to and more than 50 A here.....your mobo went up in smoke and now youre asking if you should drop the same mobo-killer into your new motherboard? dude do you WANt to kill that mobo!? actually come to think of it mail me that cpu ill use it to assasinate gamers at lan parties during lunch breaks...

Ive snapped:
An xbox360 and a 12" iBook....
And a kawasaki er-6n to mod instead
Kirk Bowlby Jun 08, 2005, 10:04am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I had a problem with a motherboard came from the supplier with the battery terminal broken. The supplier refused to replace it . I then emailed the board manufacturer and explained the problem, a few days later I get a phone call from the manufacturer, the guy on the line apologizes to me for the suppliers poor service and makes them replace the board.

SombaSan Jun 08, 2005, 11:43am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: A Processor Missing 1 pin will it still work??
Oh ok thx a lot I guess im calling AMD. today. however Now that u menchin it was snapped before i put it in that would explain why the board went up in smoke. I believe AMD will take care of it.

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Thermalfreak Jun 08, 2005, 12:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: A Processor Missing 1 pin will it still work??
If it was a box processor return it to them saying it had a pin missing when you recieved it, motherboards can snap pins off that easily, though they do bend sometimes,

Ive snapped:
An xbox360 and a 12" iBook....
And a kawasaki er-6n to mod instead
SombaSan Jun 09, 2005, 11:53am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: A Processor Missing 1 pin will it still work??
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Max Steiner Jun 09, 2005, 12:08pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: A Processor Missing 1 pin will it still work??
Without reading any article and just firing from the hip...

I'm wondering if a pin replacement _could_ be done. It would involve resoldering the pin back to its origin (that little nub) on the underside of the processor so that it would once again go into the corresponding hole on the ZIFF. Couple thoughts on that:
1) You'd have to have one _helluva_ precise soldering tool... we're talking jewelry grade.
2) You'd have to use the absolute best, most conductive solder known.
3) You'd have to get the axial orientation almost dead-on... you've got micrometer tolerance here.
4) I'm not even sure if gold can be soldered... I think those pins are drawn, not attached. I'd have to consult a jeweler (again) about fusing two gold parts together.

I'm not suggesting doing this... just musing the possibilities.

And yes, one pin can make all the difference. The only difference between an Athlon64 and an Opteron (which is server-grade, and can be run in dual CPU environments) is a single pin... 939 vs. 940.

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Kirk Bowlby Jun 09, 2005, 02:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: A Processor Missing 1 pin will it still work??
Most manufacturers will replace the defective part, rather than possibly lose the potential customer, after all the cost to the manufacturer is not near what the retail is. Its would be the old " He told two friends syndrome" and so on .... and so on....

SombaSan Jun 09, 2005, 03:07pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 09, 2005, 03:07pm EDT

 
>> Re: A Processor Missing 1 pin will it still work??
Guyz, AMD ROCKS they just said SCREW PORT TECH and sent me a new CPU that should be arriving shortly. ^_^. also they are CALLing PORTA TECH. keep in mind mine was a OEM and they say they dont warrenty those however The customer is always right and they said they would give me one out of curisty. thx AMD.

btw intersting point Max Steiner
it was along distance phone call but hey it worked out well.

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Kirk Bowlby Jun 09, 2005, 03:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: A Processor Missing 1 pin will it still work??
Thats why I buy AMD, they rock!!! The cost of the call was a lot less than the cost of the cpu, good to hear it worked out well for you.

SombaSan Jun 09, 2005, 08:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: A Processor Missing 1 pin will it still work??
Thx bro i appreciate it i cant wait to reinstall windows in 7mins.

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RAM: 4GB G.skill 12.4.4.4. Video: ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GDDR5
LG Black Blu-ray Burner
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM
"The Best Intel Chip is an AMD"
Lawrence Heffernan Jun 11, 2005, 11:54am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: A Processor Missing 1 pin will it still work??
"And yes, one pin can make all the difference. The only difference between an Athlon64 and an Opteron (which is server-grade, and can be run in dual CPU environments) is a single pin... 939 vs. 940."

Differen't pin configuration, 940 needs registered memory, 939 does not


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