I got my Ryzen 5 1400 yesterday. After assembling it, I noticed that part of the cooler was blocking my RAM slots. So I unscrewed it.
Sadly the cooler came off together with the processor and resulted in a bent pin. When I tried to straighten it, it broke.
The broken pin is at the center border on the top right side (second from above):
Now researching online I found information like (not for Ryzen but older CPUs):
1) Not all pins are needed.
2) Use a small pin like piece and put it in the socket where the pin broke.
My questions are:
1) How important is the pin that broke?
2) Can this method still be used with Ryzen (the pins are so small..)
3) I found a company that fixes Ryzen CPU pins for 50€. Is there a cheaper way? Does AMD offer a repair service?
Thanks for reading and looking forward to hearing from what to say