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Ryzen 5 broken pin

Question asked by tofi89 on May 7, 2017
Latest reply on May 10, 2017 by amdmatt

Hello everyone,


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