3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 9, 2014 10:56 AM by kevin_intel

    Please help identify the function of a missing pin




      The technicall problem i am currently experiencing is actually with Asus. But since it is related to Intel processor i thought i should give it a shot here.


      I have been waiting for ASUS' reply for a couple of days now but to no avail. I hope someone here can help me out.

      I noticed my 1 week old motherboard is missing a pin in the CPU socket. The motherboard seems to be working fine. Although I plan to run a stress test for a day to see if the missing pin would cause any problems, so far everything looks normal and working just fine.

      I know sending it for RMA will take some time not to mention the item is in the Philippines.

      If anyone out there can help identify the functionality of the missing pin i would very much appreciate it. The fact that the motherboard is booting up normally (all rams are detected etc) suggests it might be a pin that doesn't have any functionality, at least that's what i hope.

      I would very much feel better if anyone  could answer this for me. I just wanna make sure it's something i can live without and it will not cause any long term effect.


      My specs is:

      Processor: Intel i7 4770K

      Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Formula

      RAM: Gskill Ripjaws 8x4 - 32GB (total)

      GPU: Asus GTX 760 DirectCU II OC (2GB)


      PLEASE SEE ATTACHED PHOTO for more details.


      Thank you very much!