New processors to come without pins?

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by seanspotatobiz, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. seanspotatobiz

    seanspotatobiz Member

    I read that Intel is no longer putting pins on their new models of processors; is that right? AMD will still be doing it for AM2/AM3 though. I hope AMD realise that pins are OUT!

    I just spent half an hour fixing the bent pins on my old Athlon 3200+. I slid a sewing needle between the rows, and levered the bent pins back up, so I could progress to the old credit-card technique. Worked pretty well, but was a lot of fiddling before I thought of the sewing needle. One tip I read was to lasso each pin with dental floss(!); very fustrating... I will try to insert it later. That processor is cheap now, in any case but I dream of a pinless society where everyone walks free of fear of bent pins.
  2. mx344

    mx344 New Member

    EDIT: srry man, ive been wih amd to long lol, yah thats correct. Theyve had it for a few years i beleive.

    I feel you pain, it was a pain in the ass to bend about 15 pins on my 8750 took a long 30 minutes.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2010
  3. StrangleHold

    StrangleHold Moderator Staff Member

    Not really breaking news, Intel hasnt used them in awhile. AMD doesnt on some of their server processor. Really doesnt matter either way to me.
  4. linkin

    linkin VIP Member

    Bent pins are nothing to worry about as long as they don't break and they still fit in the socket.

    Ever since LGA775 intel processors don't have pins on the CPU, but rather they are on the motherboard, and can still be bent.
  5. seanspotatobiz

    seanspotatobiz Member

    I guess that the socket is more easily replaced? Or is it not replaceable at all? Otherwise, I don't see the advantage to taking them off the CPU...
  6. 2048Megabytes

    2048Megabytes Active Member

    The pins are more protected from damage on a motherboard than if they are on the processor. Motherboards that have the pins on the board are called Land Grid Array (abbreviated LGA).

    Socket F in AMD uses Land Grid Array.

    AMD keeps the pins on the processor for backwards compatibility with older processors.
  7. linkin

    linkin VIP Member

    so does that mean that when AMD releases a new socket they will use an LGA-style setup?
  8. Ethan3.14159

    Ethan3.14159 Active Member

    Possibly, but probably not. They probably will keep pins for a while to keep some form of backwards compatibility.

    Intel is using pins on all of their new mobile i3, i5, and i7 CPU's.
  9. 87dtna

    87dtna Active Member

    Pins on the CPU are easier to fix than bent pins in a socket, BUT pins are less likely to get bent in a socket than on a CPU. It's really 50/50 pick your poison kinda thing, doesn't matter.
  10. El Gappo

    El Gappo New Member

    Ive had a good few 775 boards arrive with pre existing socket damage and its a pain.

    But there are advantages to an lga socket like removing cooling apparatus for example. The amount of people bending cpu pins by ripping the cpu off along with the heat sink is appalling. ( No I never :rolleyes: )

    It's all null and void imo. No real advantages either way.
  11. blazin8556

    blazin8556 Member

    i just got in a cheap used 775 processor. and when i saw there were no pins i about flipped out. i was mad. then i read this post. makes sense tho. all the processors that i ever dealt with had pins on them. then i stopped messing with computers for a long time. then decided i needed a new computer so im gonna build it how i want it. relief to see there are not supposed to be pins on the processor.
  12. Rit

    Rit New Member

    Indeedy! That why if you try to swap parts, primarily CPUs you don't have to worry about bent pins. :good: Good idea if you ask me! I think some of the Pentium 4s were the first ones to do this? Could be wrong.
  13. linkin

    linkin VIP Member

    yeah, the LGA775 ones.
  14. ultipig

    ultipig New Member

    Intel's thoughts are: CPUs are small. They are hard to handle. If one is dropped, then our customers will have to bend the pins (or have to talk to us). How about we put the pins on our motherboards as pins on such a big board aren't going to be easy to bend?

    Personally I don't care. The cpu works either way.

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