broke 2 pins , but all seems ok ?

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  1. Soulstorm brew

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    Hi all , I bought a mb second hand and it arrived with 2 bent pins (board would not boot) :( , i decided to have a go at bending them back in place and they both broke off. :eek:
    I put it together outside the case to test, and all seems fine. rear usb , graphics slot etc.
    I hav´nt tested the front usb3 or usb2 and audio yet.
    I ran a couple of games no problem.

    my question is how do i know what those pins do , are there any tests I could run to check.
     
  2. ryan_975

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    Most sockets have a pin map published. You could look up the one for your board and find out what those broken pins did.

    But If everything is working , they were most likely power or ground pins, in which case you’ll be fine. You may lose a bit of over clocking ability... but not likely.
     
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    sweet , thanks for the reply. I won´t be overclocking on this , it´s a ga z170n itx with a g4560, just for a sff build .
    I´ll try and find the pin layout some where to double check
    thanks again.
     
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    Just tried a quick search and could´nt find anything , would I have to write to gigabyte to get a pin map?

    just in case anyone knows here is a photo.

    micro.jpg
     
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    Hey , thanks for that .
    It looks like they were vcc pins , if I´m seeing that correctly.
     
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    Your pic has the socket rotated from the map. So it looks like the bent pins were a VCCIO and a GND.
     
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    So is that good , bad or neutral ?
     
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    Neutral. Probably would have an effect on memory overclocking if you were doing that though.
     
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    neutral´s good enough for me , i´m just going to throw in some 2400 and call it a day.
    thanks for all your help , I really appreciate it. (y)