3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 13, 2017 8:34 AM by Intel Corporation

    does the intel processor set on top of the socket pins or do they go into the processor

    den72010

      ...I have only installed three processors in new builds and this time the processor did not seat properly and when I tried to close the lever I noticed it was hard to close, so I took the processor back out and there were some bent pins in one of the inside corners of the socket, and I think the pins were slightly bent before I put the processor in. I do not see any damage to the bottom of the processor, so my questions are:

      1. Do you think the processor is still usable when I get the motherboard back with a new socket?

      2. Does the processor just sit on top of the socket pins, or do the pins go into the processor? (I did not see any holes in the bottom of the processor, only contact points...)