where to buy a socket 754

February 17, 2009 at 09:44:36
Specs: Windows XP
Where can I buy a socket 754 K8 ZIF (It's the white plastic part with the little lever on the side). Mine broke in two and I need to get a new one and cannot seem to find a place to buy them anywhere. Here's a picture of the exact one I'm looking for: http://www.cpushack.net/images/sock...

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February 17, 2009 at 13:39:12
I'd love to hear the story of how you broke it in two!

You're not gonna find a socket anywhere but even if you did, would you be able to de-solder 754 pins, then re-solder the 754 pins from the new socket to the board?

Either buy a new S754 motherboard or upgrade to something newer.

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February 17, 2009 at 14:08:03
To ad to Jam's comment, chances are that if the socket is broken, then the motherboard is likely to have a crack in it, even if it's not visable.
Maybe you can find someone with a secondhand board going cheap, Google your model number, see what flies.

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February 17, 2009 at 17:22:37
It's a long story on how that happened, lol. A cleaning incident.

Okay, so the actual socket is still there, here's some pics of what it all looks like:


All I really need is the white plastic piece off of a new socket 754. I can snap it onto what is already there and in tact along with the new processor I bought and it should be fixed.

I contacted the Lotes company that manufactures the actual part, so we'll just have to wait and see if they respond to my email... I hope so, I really can't afford a new motherboard.

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February 17, 2009 at 18:34:56
Is the second photo the pin sid of your 754 processor? If so, it looks to be damaged.

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February 18, 2009 at 07:12:13
Yes, the second pic is the pin side of my processor. I bought a new one, so I have a new processor that has the pins on the other side that match up, just need that white plastic peice off a new one. :(

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February 18, 2009 at 07:22:26
The white plastic bit is the bit that slides backward and forward when you lift the locking lever and locks the CPU in place. How you came to break that I can't imagine

The manufacture is about the only place you are going to get one. As they wont be geared up to supplying the end user you will be dependant on their goodwill as to if they will send you one.

You would probably have better luck trying to track down any old Socket 754 motherboard and taking the bit required of that.

I wish you luck but I think you should start saving up for a new motherboard.


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February 18, 2009 at 08:16:27
W W W . N E W E G G . C O M

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February 18, 2009 at 09:19:34
"It's a long story on how that happened, lol. A cleaning incident"

Unless you were cleaning with a pry bar, there's more to the story than that.

"I really can't afford a new motherboard"

You should have thought about before you used the pry bar...lol. Obviously you did something terribly wrong if you damaged both the CPU & the socket. Maybe working on PC's isn't your thing?

"W W W . N E W E G G . C O M"

You're not gonna find any S754 boards at newegg unless you look in the "combo" section. And the ones they're offering are crappy SiS based boards. You'll have to find a site that deals in old hardware. Even Geeks.com doesn't carry S754 boards anymore. Try pricewatch.com but be careful which vendor you deal with. Of course, there's always eBay...maybe you can pick up a damaged board for $1 plus shipping.

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February 18, 2009 at 12:45:02
You bought a new obsolete processor to fit into your broken motherboard. Why in the world didn't you just cut your loss and buy something a little newer that would still use the same RAM and graphics.

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February 18, 2009 at 14:47:23
Well, I'm starting to wonder if that isn't what I should have done. At the time I bought it, I didn't think finding this spare piece was going to be much trouble at all... I will definitly keep my eye out for a spare and or cheap motherboard. Someone out there's gotta have it right? I did contact the manufacturer by email, haven't had a response yet, but it was just yesterday. Keep your fingers crossed, and thanks for the advice and help everyone.

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February 19, 2009 at 03:15:21
Look here for a motherboard.


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