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Weird issue, trying to figure out which new piece is bad.

#11Nicodimus(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 2:12:26 PM
I guess the moral of this story is: Never, ever try to put the CPU cap back into place.

If you have no bent pins, but a defective mobo, send it back without the cap on. At least they might examine it and see that there are no bent pins. If you put the cap back on, you're just turning the mobo into a giant paperweight on the spot.

Now I'm just trying to decide if I get a cheap one in case this happens again, or a midrange one because I don't want one with QC issues.
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#12Nicodimus(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 2:58:35 PM
Decided to go with this one, because, well, if the first product you ever bought from a company was defective, would you go back for more? It's arriving tomorrow, hopefully things will go smoothly.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131979&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo
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#13gastamanPosted 8/16/2013 3:14:15 PM(edited)
Balanceless posted...
Is there something special about socket 1150 that I'm not familiar with? Why does your motherboard have pins?


i7 950 - http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviewimages/amd-phenom2-1100t/intel-core-i7-950_bottom.jpg
i7 2600k - http://img0.pconline.com.cn/pconline/1201/17/2654819_cpu_intel_i7_3.jpg
i7 3770k - http://img5.pcpop.com/ProductImages/0x0/5/5328/005328815.jpg
i7 4770k - http://image.xinmin.cn/2013/05/07/20130507174819565848.jpg

i7 980x - http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2010/03/intel-core-i7-980x-extreme-edition-review/gulftown.jpg
i7 3960x - http://www.ferra.ru/images/308/308706.jpg

i7 980x | i7 920 | i7 870 | E8500 | P4 3.4 Extreme Edition
http://hardware.mydrivers.com/Img/20100311/01315846.jpg

Looks like there hasn't been pins on Intel CPUs since the first generation Core i processors.

Edit: Actually, now that I look at it again, it doesn't look like the E8500 has pins on it either... So I believe LGA775 was the first to put the pins on the socket, rather than the CPU, in regards to Intel.

Edit2: Z87 motherboard
http://cdn3.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/ASUS-Z87-Gryphon.jpg
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#14bobhome2Posted 8/16/2013 3:19:49 PM
I routinely replace those caps when a motherboard is not in use. Sorry for your loss, TC. I know when I'm in a rage at a computer, something tends to break. I hope your new motherboard works out better for you.
#15wildog2006Posted 8/16/2013 5:07:26 PM
Nicodimus posted...
and pull the lever down over it


the black plastic part goes ON TOP of the clamp, not under it like the CPU. tough luck, lesson learned though. good luck with the new mobo
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#16Nicodimus(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 5:27:06 PM
wildog2006 posted...
Nicodimus posted...
and pull the lever down over it


the black plastic part goes ON TOP of the clamp, not under it like the CPU. tough luck, lesson learned though. good luck with the new mobo


Yeah, it was the first motherboard I ever got without the CPU already installed (I had always bought pre-built PCs before this.) Didn't really pay attention to the black part initially. I knew it was supposed to pop off, but I hadn't studied it to see how it looked before I did that, because I didn't assume the mobo would be defective, which it turned out to be.

I was pretty mad for a couple of hours, but in the end, it's only $170. In the big picture, that is not too bad. I've been in car accidents where my vehicle was totaled, I've had major medical problems, I've been robbed...those things were all a lot worse than this, financially and emotionally. Getting angry about it doesn't fix anything. All we can do is learn from it, really.
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#17Nicodimus(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 5:32:00 PM
Balanceless posted...
Is there something special about socket 1150 that I'm not familiar with? Why does your motherboard have pins?


My LGA 775 socket has them too, although I successfully upgraded the CPU in that without incident.
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