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Athlon 64 FX-55 Processor busted

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Sean_UK, 30 Jul 2006.

  1. Sean_UK


    Joined: 6 Jul 2006

    Posts: 2,507

    Location: South East

    Well not mine but mates, when I asked him what is/was broke, he explained 2 pins had snapped off. Him been wealthy beyond all sanity; just popped down the shops and purchased a new 939 FX CPU as if he was buying packet of crisps. Now me been in trade where this is not beyond fixing, since I now have CPU sitting on my desk for free; what's it like V's the one in my sig for overclocking and general performance? I'd never bent CPU pins myself till I damaged my bro's other month, bent them back but was not confident all was going to be ok until I discovered bending or snapping them is not a total 100% loss. Bro's one was fine btw so going to attempt a fix on this FX. :D

    Edit: Forgot to mention, inserted the cpu wrong way round & that's how he bent the 2 prongs + snapped them in attempt to bend back. He did try to boot whilst inserted wrong so has he killed CPU by doing so? :rolleyes:
    Last edited: 30 Jul 2006
  2. Jokester


    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 41,572

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Only way to find out is to try it, some of the pins aren't essential as they are just one of many pins associated with the power supply where there's some redundancy.

  3. Gashman


    Joined: 28 Mar 2006

    Posts: 4,379

    Location: Jarrow, Tyne And Wear

    free FX, damn i wish that would happen to me :(
  4. img


    Joined: 23 Mar 2005

    Posts: 631

    another keyring for you
  5. FreeStream


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,375

    Dead CPU + mobo possibly.

    He sounds like he has more money than sense :rolleyes:
  6. J.D


    Joined: 26 Jul 2006

    Posts: 4,845

    Location: Edinburgh

    Dámn you could have bought a LOT of chips that could probably match or beat the FX model for the price of 1 CPU. 1mb Cache WOW. I got 1mb cache and I've heard hundreds of times it doesn't matter all that much.

    Sadly I have a friend who does the same.

    I got an ATI X800 XT PE and MSI Neo 2 Platinum motherboard for £50 off him about 8 months ago ;).

    Hope he sells his X1900xtx :D.
  7. Sean_UK


    Joined: 6 Jul 2006

    Posts: 2,507

    Location: South East

    He's mobo is ok as the new FX works fine with it, got an old socket A laying around that could end up lending some pins for a fix on the damaged one. :) Pins that broke off seem essential as my mobo can see the cpu but wont boot up with it. :(
    Last edited: 30 Jul 2006
  8. GAMEfreak


    Joined: 16 Nov 2005

    Posts: 759

    Location: Newry, Northern ireland

    how would you re-attach it though :confused:
  9. drunkenmonkey


    Joined: 25 Jul 2006

    Posts: 276

    u could try and get a jeweler to attach them for you.............worth a shot if you ask me!!!...........an fx for peanuts!.................or u *** try sticking some gold wire into the missing pins hole in the socket and gettin em so there flush so when u stuck the fan on it pushes nicely on to the cpu! and giving a good contact! besides that your buggered!................but then again it should be still under warrenty...i read on another forum a guy did the same and rma'd the chip and just said they came off and they give him a replacement!