PSU Bent Pins

  Nat 03 11:42 17 Dec 2008

Ive just dicovered I have had some bent pins in my P5K Premium WiFi motherboard do I need to replace the fan every time just to check I have correted the problem ,Also Im thinking of putting a Intel E2200 Dual Core prosser in it do you think it is man enough for it.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:00 17 Dec 2008

Bent pins where exactly?

  Nat 03 15:34 17 Dec 2008

Hi Fruit Bat.
In my mobo cpu

  €dstowe 15:39 17 Dec 2008

NEVER power up a CPU without adequate cooling.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:25 17 Dec 2008

As per Edstow you will fry the CPU in milli seconds without a fan and thermal paste to the heatsink.

You will be lucky to straighten the pins without breaking.

  howard64 17:46 17 Dec 2008

I have straightened pins before using a stanley knife blade. Just slide it gently in - use all directions. Be very careful.

  grey george 19:34 17 Dec 2008

I have used a cocktail stick and would not recommend using any thing metal because of the risk of static or shorting. It's remote but there is a possibility of a small amount of power being stored in the CPU.

  RobCharles1981 20:37 17 Dec 2008

If in doubt take it too a friend who knows more than you do or computer repair shop to do it, it happened to me recently.

Unless you have the right tool and light to do it you will not have a chance unless you take it to a friend that has the right tools.

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