Actually.. this is a horrible idea for LGA socket pins. Why, you ask. Because the pins are just straight pins. They have multiple bends in them. You stock a tube over them and you are likely to mess up those bends. That pin in the picture is just skewed off in the one direction. All you need is a pin or needle and then push it gently back where it should be. That being said.. ASUS is an absolutely horrible company when it comes to customer service. Basically if you buy their products, you may get a high quality product, but you essentially have a product with no warranty that you might as well just throw in the trash if it breaks because of all the runaround you will get if you even try to get them to honor their warranty.