Thread: ASUS Socket 478?
March 24th, 2012, 11:05 PM #1
ASUS Socket 478?
Here's the the story, a few years back my brother bought a motherboard, processor ect. Be was installing the cpu, and dripped a bit of thermal paste into the socket... Not sure how but that's what happened... Anyway, he tryed using something small to clean it out with and ended up bending some of the pins. Is there anyway to fix this. If so how would you go about doing that?
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March 25th, 2012, 02:56 AM #2
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Just to clarify here, do you mean bent "pins" within the socket, or the actual CPU pins?
Either way, it's going to require a VERY steady hand, and is definitely more manageable if it is the cpu pin.
But for the socket, these steps seem to have worked and have been floating around the web for quite some time;
"You will need:
Bent Socket Pins
What do I do with these items?
It's simple, take the lead out of the pencil, wash it a little bit, dry it and we begin.
Locate your bent pin.
Take your mechanical pencil without the led.
Put the pin in the little hole of the pencil.
Push down till you think you're about to hit the bottom.
Look closely, can you tell the pins are still bent?
If so, keep on pushing ever so slightly.
Be sure not to bend other pins!
To be real sure you've got them all down, look at the socket at an angle you'll notice they're from out of the ordinary."
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March 25th, 2012, 03:14 AM #3
those directions are for a CPU with pins. Socket 478 if Remember didn't have pins in the socket, but CPU's were pinned, it was with socket 775 that the Sockets had pins and CPU's had contact points instead.
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March 27th, 2012, 05:30 AM #4
The pins are located in the socket itself, and I will let my brother know this, He wasn't sure off the top of his head what kind of motherboard it was... so I will have him try this and keep you posted.
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