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    Asus p6x58d-e Bent Pins

    Hi all,

    I've recently killed my old P6X58D-E so thought that I would pick up a second hand one on ebay (Normally wouldn't, but thought I would give it a shot this time). Anyway, as the title states, I've got it today and there seem to be a couple of bent pins on the mobo.

    There are probably about 3-4 that I would say need tweaking, but, what I don't want to do is to damage it first. What I want to ask is whether or not trying the CPU first is a bad thing or not? Could it kill my CPU, or would it at worst cause instability, or failure to boot.

    Basically, I don't want to mess with the pins unless I have to, incase I break one off. If it does boot, is there a chance that they could cause a problem later on down the line?

    I guess at worst case, I don't mind if the mobo goes, but I don't want to take the CPU out with it.

    Any thoughts would be good.

    FYI, its this item. I did buy it on a worries whim the night I broke my original one, guess I shouldn't...

    EDIT: Image of the bent pins...
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/2rlyvyk224h0wt1/IMAG1201.jpg
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    Re: Asus p6x58d-e Bent Pins

    Depends which pins were bent I guess, but yes could cause instability, problems detecting all ram sticks, and yes they're rather easy to break when trying to 'fix'. I don't know if it could damage your CPU, but I wouldn't risk it.

    It's advertised as "no signs of failure or damage." That's clearly wrong, so return it.

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    Re: Asus p6x58d-e Bent Pins

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Depends which pins were bent I guess, but yes could cause instability, problems detecting all ram sticks, and yes they're rather easy to break when trying to 'fix'. I don't know if it could damage your CPU, but I wouldn't risk it.

    It's advertised as "no signs of failure or damage." That's clearly wrong, so return it.
    Yeah I was fearing that might be the case. I've added in a picture of the socket. The main pins are at '3 o' clock' and also '6 o' clock' too. What do you think of that?

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    Re: Asus p6x58d-e Bent Pins

    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan_phang View Post
    Yeah I was fearing that might be the case. I've added in a picture of the socket. The main pins are at '3 o' clock' and also '6 o' clock' too. What do you think of that?
    Looks damaged to me.

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    Re: Asus p6x58d-e Bent Pins

    Sigh... Bugger. Going to be nice conversation with the seller. They'll say the it was fine etc. Will put something in the wanted section for a decent 1366 board as I'm having trouble finding new 1366 boards online

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    Re: Asus p6x58d-e Bent Pins

    Ebay are more favourable towards buyers these days. You can provide photographic evidence of how the board arrived with damage - even if they provide proof that it left them without damage they are still responsible for damage occurring during delivery.

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    Re: Asus p6x58d-e Bent Pins

    Well I have a photo of the board in the box and also of the socket as shown, so hope that helps. But I didn't record an unboxing or anything... Not looking forward to contacting the seller at all :-(

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