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Old 17th March 2017, 10:17 PM   #1
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i spend 10 minutes fumbling around trying to work out which way my Xeon goes in my X99 motherboard because they dont fucking label it,

and i drop the fucking cpu on the socket and ruin the motherboard.

what a shitty way of doing things. fragile little fucking things. why didnt they label the direction for the socket? i studied it carefully and the arrow on the cpu did not match anything on the mb.... amazing.

1. no direction labling
2. fucking fragile socket
3. ....


can you fix it i guess is my question. its like 3 pins or something bent.
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Old 17th March 2017, 10:29 PM   #2
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Depends on the damage.

Anyway if you get a replacement board,

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=x...oNKjfpT8VkmBM:
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Old 17th March 2017, 10:36 PM   #3
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Depends on the damage.

Anyway if you get a replacement board,

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=x...oNKjfpT8VkmBM:
Yep, pretty much that.

Think I have had over a dozen X99 builds since release, never had to try and figure out how to align the CPU..due to above pic.

But in all honesty, really sorry to read you busted a socket.
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Old 17th March 2017, 11:33 PM   #4
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i spend 10 minutes fumbling around trying to work out which way my Xeon goes in my X99 motherboard because they dont fucking label it,

and i drop the fucking cpu on the socket and ruin the motherboard.

what a shitty way of doing things. fragile little fucking things. why didnt they label the direction for the socket? i studied it carefully and the arrow on the cpu did not match anything on the mb.... amazing.

1. no direction labling
2. fucking fragile socket
3. ....


can you fix it i guess is my question. its like 3 pins or something bent.
May read the manual first next time? One corner of the plastic socket is slightly chipped off and that's where the triangle corner goes.
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Old 17th March 2017, 11:35 PM   #5
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aren't there offset notches to stop this kind of idiocy?
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Old 18th March 2017, 12:56 AM   #6
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aren't there offset notches to stop this kind of idiocy?
Well not if one drops the CPU on to pins. Very unfortunate.
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yeah there are... theyre called dummy spacers
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aren't there offset notches to stop this kind of idiocy?
No. there are grooves on top and bottom to prevent sideways, but they are symmetrical so you don't know which way is up and down. Ridiculous!

I looked for a pattern on the pins... nope. I tried matching CPU text to motherboard text first and that didn't work. Hence I got trying multiple and of course dropped it


I've installed dozens of CPUs so I always though bent pins was a myth!


Edit: I had a look this morning and I can see a faint arrow on the mb, but very very faint.
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Can you take a close up high res pic of the socket? If its only a few pins as you say, it is probably repairable. I've fixed quite a few.
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Can you take a close up high res pic of the socket? If its only a few pins as you say, it is probably repairable. I've fixed quite a few.
hey thanks, ive tried to lift the pins back up with a screwdriver. it looks better. fingers crossed...
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hey thanks, ive tried to lift the pins back up with a screwdriver. it looks better. fingers crossed...
all the best.

i purchased a magnifying set with tiny needles (used for sewing)

Which has helped me fix bent pins before.

i like to buy boards off ebay and gumtree that have bent pins (for dirt cheap off course), and try and fix them.

Got a few paperweights around that i was unsuccessful, but fixed a few and made some good beer money from them!!
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No. there are grooves on top and bottom to prevent sideways, but they are symmetrical so you don't know which way is up and down. Ridiculous!

I looked for a pattern on the pins... nope. I tried matching CPU text to motherboard text first and that didn't work. Hence I got trying multiple and of course dropped it


I've installed dozens of CPUs so I always though bent pins was a myth!


Edit: I had a look this morning and I can see a faint arrow on the mb, but very very faint.
They are not symmetrical.
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The CPU only goes in one way, you can't get it wrong :\

But yes, the manual for both your board and CPU shows you the orientation so you don't even need to look at the keyed edges.
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i straightened the pins but when i start, it stops at b0 Runtime AP installation begins.

i think it might be a problem that I am using 4133MHz DDR4. shouldnt it just downclock it? but i dont have any other ram to test...
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i straightened the pins but when i start, it stops at b0 Runtime AP installation begins.

i think it might be a problem that I am using 4133MHz DDR4. shouldnt it just downclock it? but i dont have any other ram to test...
no point using more then 3000-3200 on X99 mate

Even if your board was working, guarantee you wouldnt get your ram @ 4133 on X99.
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