how impossible is it?
Posted 06 October 2006 - 03:04 PM
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 03:40 PM
I've read around here that people have taken their processor to jewelers and had the pins re-soldered to the cpu. Can't vouch for that, never had to try it.
I've read around here that people have installed their processors and the particular broken pin didn't affect it one way or another, but I guarantee that every pin on a processor has a purpose.
Unfortunately, in the end your best bet is going to be to replace the processor.
I've also read around here that people who have contacted AMD directly and been honest about their situation have had good luck in getting the processors replaced. I'm not sure the cost involved in that approach though, however it's probably cheaper than retail.
Posted 06 October 2006 - 03:45 PM
I'd try a jeweler first, then maybe AMD.
Or it sounds like an excuse for new toys, sucks to hear though man.
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 07:45 AM