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Cleaning Motherboard Pins and correcting bent pins Help

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underdog

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Hello peeps,

Was wondering if any one can give some advice
on cleaning mother board cpu pins and also
how to fix bent cpu pins please. I got a bit
of artic 5 silver on the motherboard pins.
I used toothbrush with to get off ac5.
If you could please advise best way A of
cleaning ac5 off motherboard pins ans B
avice on bending back bent pins be a great
help. Im getting memory problems on board
not accepting 3x2gb on ud7 board corsair
dominator 1600mhz. sometimes it will load with
the 3x2gb only to say 6gb installed in windows
7 system properties but only 2gb useable. lol
just been rma`d back to gigabyte as well and it
was a bent pin then. Ive got a magnifying glass here
but still struggle to see it under that. Ive seen other guys
on forums talk of the same problem and it was down to
bent pints. im hoping after the advice to have a go and resolve it
and its very annoying having only 2gb installed. Least I have it up
and running though. Any help people be much appreciated. Cheers. B)
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Can you take a photograph to see if it's going to be economical to repair them?
I like sausages, biscuits and beer, but not at the same time, that would be weird
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Hello Jacka,

Yes I can do but unfortunately
left my fone at work so cant do till
next week. Put it this way I have
magnifying glass and couldnt really
see a bent pin but then again who
knows. Im such a clutz lol. Any way
what procedure would you use to
bend back bent pins jacka?
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Have managed to (very) carefully correct bent pins in a cpu socket a couple of times before now by carefully tweaking them back into position with a small screwdriver or the tip of a knife.

Sends you a bit squinty-eyed, but if there is any pins significantly out of place they should stand out.

Best way to clean TIM out of a cpu socket would be to just keep dowsing it with IPA (isopropyl alcohol) to dissolve it, I wouldn't use a toothbrush or anything else to help try and loosen the TIM.

Then, when all the TIM has been washed off, leave the mobo to dry out before using it.

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I've only ever repaired one socket that had a around 20 bent pins, but I used a craft knife and small steel spike.
I like sausages, biscuits and beer, but not at the same time, that would be weird
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are u using windows 7 64bit?

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Hello Mr Spigs,
yea its win 7 64bit.

sending it back to gigabyte to realign pins.
couldnt do it myself.
when it gets back im taking pics and putting in gallery.
cant wait just got ek blocks for my ud7 rev 2 wohhoooo!
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