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  Bent MOBO pins on EVGA 680i aka wtf did I do wrong? 
 
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Reason Mar 02, 2011, 02:21pm EST Report Abuse
Got this PC a while ago, it had an E6850 in it. I ended up never using it so I gave the CPU to my sister to replace her (original) E6300. Figured I'd put the older CPU in it but it wouldn't fit. It has the notches on the side so I know it's orientated correctly but it's like it's too thick - when I push down on the retainer, it won't go. Just won't frackin go. Ended up bending several pins on the mobo which really p**sed me off, especially since my eyes are getting too old to see well enough to attempt to bend them back. Might try that later.

Anyway. Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong with installing the CPU? This is the first time I've ever had an issue like this. It appears to be seated completely, it's just that the retainer won't fit over it. I looked at the hinge for the retainer, it doesn't appear to shift or be adjustable at all.

ideas/suggestions?


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Jon Bailey Mar 02, 2011, 04:47pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Bent MOBO pins on EVGA 680i aka wtf did I do wrong?
does the original CPU fit back in there?

"The world is a temple to the self, and these days, there's alot of believers"
Reason Mar 02, 2011, 05:01pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Bent MOBO pins on EVGA 680i aka wtf did I do wrong?
Dunno, it's in my sister's PC 4 states away. But it originally fit in there fine. I don't want to try the CPU in main PC in case I bone that up somehow.

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mothow Mar 02, 2011, 06:54pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Bent MOBO pins on EVGA 680i aka wtf did I do wrong?
Reason you can fix bent pins.Get one of those magnifiers for soldiering and a long pin one with a wooden handle.Im not sure were you get those but ive seen them.Then just gently lift the bent pins or push them in to the right postion.It can be done it might take a few tries but you should be able to get it .

Also evga my honor the warranty

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john albrich Mar 02, 2011, 08:07pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Bent MOBO pins on EVGA 680i aka wtf did I do wrong?

As to what you did "wrong". Installing a modern CPU should never require any force at all. It should drop down into the socket.

If it doesn't...then stop immediately, and figure out what is wrong. It could be a misalignment while inserting the CPU, a slightly misaligned pin(s) on the CPU side, the motherboard CPU socket might not have retracted properly when you used the lever and may be skewing the CPU as it's inserted, etc.

Reason Mar 02, 2011, 09:45pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Bent MOBO pins on EVGA 680i aka wtf did I do wrong?
Thanks Mothow, I'll try bending them again when I get home tomorrow. I bought it used so I don't expect EVGA to honor it though.

John, the CPU fit in fine, it was just when I put the retainer down. I figured maybe it just needed a little more push, like when you put on the heatsink, but I guess not. still baffled, i'll have to look very closely.


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Meats_Of_Evil Mar 03, 2011, 12:55am EST Report Abuse
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Reason I find it difficult to believe that you could put the cpu in the wrong position. Especially since the one you have has a pin alignment and notches which imo should make it extremely hard if not impossible to install the cpu the wrong way.

You probably know this but this is what I mean:
http://tinyurl.com/4pup59z

As long as that little golden triangle is aligned with the triangle symbol in the cpu socket of the motherboard everything should be ok.

Also, the retainer in my motherboard does need a little force to clamp all the way to the end. I guess it's due to the newer cpu's that don't have the pins in the cpu per say, but on the motherboard itself. If it was a Pentium 4 then If I remembered correctly you shouldn't need to force the little lever thingy.

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Reason Mar 09, 2011, 02:48am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Bent MOBO pins on EVGA 680i aka wtf did I do wrong?
A visual inspection shows that the retainer was/is bent. Starting from the hinge, it lays flat on the plastic ring where the CPU fits, but as you get closer to the latch, there's a slight but definite bend "up." So when I tried to latch the retainer, instead of bending back "down" it bent the mobo pins.

So at least I know the cause now. Not sure how I did it, but should be able to correct the bent retainer, and then I'll try fixing the pins.

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john albrich Mar 09, 2011, 08:22am EST Report Abuse
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Reason said:
...So when I tried to latch the retainer, instead of bending back "down" it bent the mobo pins. So at least I know the cause now. Not sure how I did it, but should be able to correct the bent retainer, and then I'll try fixing the pins.


I'm still unclear on your diagnosis...so, the socket assembly ended up skewing the CPU and subsequently bending the mobo pins as I suggested as one cause, or did the socket assembly itself bend the mobo pins?

I've been trying to picture how the socket by itself (e.g. without the CPU in place) could do so without showing something that would be evident during CPU installation and haven't seen how that's likely.

In terms of one of the checklist things to verify during installation, does this mean that because of the "bend" the CPU wasn't laying completely flat when you tried to lock it in with the lever?

Reason Mar 09, 2011, 11:43am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Bent MOBO pins on EVGA 680i aka wtf did I do wrong?
http://img832.imageshack.us/i/cpusocket.gif/

This is my MSPaint representation. The retainer is the bent part, with the black CPU barely peeking over the gray socket edge. If you imagine closing the retainer down, you can see the bend hits before the clip does. I'm 99% sure this premature pressure is what bent the pins.


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Reason Mar 22, 2011, 11:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Bent MOBO pins on EVGA 680i aka wtf did I do wrong?
Well, finally had some time to work on this. Got the retainer clip bend to where it doesn't require so much force to clip the latch the other day.

Bent the mobo pins tonight. Had about 10 or 12 of them, with 8 or 10 on each side of an inside corner, and a couple stragglers in random spots. Was doing pretty well until one of them got overstressed and broke. Felt it go, tried to ease pressure on the tweezers, but it didn't work.

Lost the broke tip, it's frakkin tiny. Pin is too small for my clumsy fingers to extend it via solder. Finished bending the rest as best I could, might give it another shot on another day and then test it out, but I think it's hosed. Aggravating.

Still not sure what exactly caused it to bend, I think my initial diagnosis may have been incorrect. I don't know if you've looked, but the pins aren't straight wires like they were with the 939s, they're little triangles that come straight out, then bend a bit more than 90, then back up, then they end with a curved gold top. So they have some spring in them.

So the bent ones were pushed "back" and and some were twisted to various degrees. The pressure on the CPU would not have done that no matter how much - it just would have flattened them. So that leaves me with two possibilities:

1. That I accidentally hit it with something while moving the case around. I was careless and left the side off the case and stuck it under a desk with some other stuff, which wouldn't have hit it but something could have gotten in there.

2. Had visitors in between the time I took out the old CPU and installed this CPU. I thought I kidproofed the area, but I can't remember for sure. They wouldn't have messed with it on purpose, but there were 4 children ranging from 7 to 10, as well as two adults sleeping in my office, and it's entirely possible something got bumped into the case, although I thought I had put the side back on during their visit as part of my kidproofing.

Oh well. I'll probably get a cheap LGA775 board to replace it and either make it my backup PC or give to my dad to replace his 1 GHz P3.

On that note, anyone have such a board they want to sell cheap, $20-$30 USD? Not looking for OC ability, just has to support this old Conroe E6300 and DDR2; onboard video would be nice but not necessary.

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Meats_Of_Evil Mar 23, 2011, 01:30am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Bent MOBO pins on EVGA 680i aka wtf did I do wrong?
Sorry mate don't have anything to sell:

Here's the cheapest I found:

Ebay- http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=motherboard+775+ddr2&_frs...86.c0.m359

Newegg- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&...=LGA%20775

Tigerdirect- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/guidedSearch....2359_12359

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Watch out for Tigerdirects low prices, they usually come with rebates.

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8o8 Mar 23, 2011, 02:39am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Bent MOBO pins on EVGA 680i aka wtf did I do wrong?
dang sorry about your pins problems another site you might wanna check out .geeks.com ive ordered a few things from them before like xbox dvd drives .

http://www.geeks.com/products_sc.asp?cat=472

also mwave.com but i have never ordered anything from them before

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/ViewProductGrid.asp?CatID=79&Cr...0LGA%20775

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cpu cooler- corsair h50
mobo-asus sabertooth p67
ram-some generic kingston lol
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video card- pny gtx460
case- thermaltake v9
Meats_Of_Evil Mar 23, 2011, 02:55am EDT Report Abuse
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I ordered my 8800gt from them way back when it was spanking new. They had it cheaper than everyone else including Newegg! Shipping was very fast considering where I live.

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