This week featured Top Question comes from Pekka:
Intel and AMD have started to utlilize the new “pinless” CPU technology so this issue shouldn’t be a problem for too much longer. But if you’re like me, you still have an old p4 system lying around and it’s a pain when you realize that you’ve bent a pin on a processor. So what do you do when you’ve found that you’ve bent one or a few of the processor pins? Well first take a deep breath and realize that at least you don’t have it as bad as HowToGeek had it when he, on accident, dropped and bent around 50 processors.
If you’ve got a massive amount of pins that are bent then using a credit card or a small thin pocket knife is the best option for getting them all back into a general straightness. You can follow this guide on how to do that.
If you however have only a few pins to move back or want just can’t seem to get it right with the credit card then this answer from evesirim is best… A Mechanical Pencil!
It’s quite simple really:
- Take the processor chip and carefully hold or place it on the table:
- Removing the graphite from the pencil, take the mechanical pencil and slip the nosil over the bent pins:
- Then bend right back!
There you have it! A fixed CPU chip.
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