|Many consider a 'bent pin' the end of the socket/motherboard. That depends upon how careful you are and how much patience you have. I do not know the AMD sockets, but I had a P4 socket 478 (straight pins on the CPU) and one of those pins straightened fairly easily with a fine smooth needle nose pliers (purchased CPU used). About 6 months later I had a motherboard (also purchased used) with a socket 775 that may be similar to yours, that was much more difficult. I made a tool by gluing a medium sized pin point into a small dowel and cutting off part of the eye (using dremel tool) leaving a tiny two prong fork. Using this tool and a 10x jewelers magnifier, I reestablished the proper elevation, angle and alignment to the same as all of the other contacts to within 99.99% in about 45 minutes. If you can do it, it is very slow delicate work. Most cannot.|
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