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Processor comes up with the heatsink, possible damage?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by D. Shadow, Apr 13, 2008.

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  1. D. Shadow

    D. Shadow Thread Starter

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    is there any possible damage to either the CPU or the ZIF socket if you remove a heatsink and the CPU comes up with heatsink while the lock arm is still in its lock position?

    reason for asking, this happened to me just 2 days ago while i was changing my CPU from a Athlon 64 3500+ to a 4000+
    although today my PC is up and running fine (at least i hope i've done no type of damage to it) with the new CPU installed.

    by the way, i've thoroughly looked at the 3500+ and all of its pins are intact and no physical damage can be seen so hopefully its still good to use again.
     
  2. Arcadion

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    This happens all the time with Socket478, Socket754, Socket939/940 CPUs; it seems that the socket doesn't grip the pins tightly enough. I doubt the socket has been damaged, if you do see a bent pin, you can straighten it with the blade of a box cutter, just gently nudge it until it lines up with the other pins.
     
  3. brite750

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    it sounds like you got lucky, although from now on if you change out any cpuz it is advisable to remove the heat sink and unlock them first before removing
     
  4. D. Shadow

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    so i take it no kind of damage has occurred since it POST's and boots windows eh'??
     
  5. brite750

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    well there is no garantee but the fact that it still boots etc is a good sign
     
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