Windows 10: Replacing intel 6th generation to 7th Solved

  1.    15 Aug 2017 #1

    Replacing intel 6th generation to 7th

    I'm almost embarrassed to ask, but here it goes. I had to buy a 6th generation CPU to upgrade the BIOS on my MB, Gigabyte G1 Sniper B7 (rev 1.0). Well the story is when I went to replace the CPU with the 7th Generation one. after upgrading the BIOS I misaligned the pins, duh mistake. I knew this right away when I went to latch the CPU with the latching hook because the pressure to latch the CPU down was different then before.

    I released the CPU and put the 6th generation processor back in the pressure to the latching hook felt normal. I went to boot the system again to get things going again. Now I'm thinking there is a loose connection because or there is a problem with the CPU, the system constantly reboots after a couple seconds. Also to test I connected a network cable to the PC, the connection was good with the system off and on.

    Now here is the question. If he CPU fan turns on while the system starts and reboots would that be good sign that the CPU is in good shape?

    I hope all of this makes sense. and I gave enough information. I'm hoping I don't need to check the processor, that may lead to another mistake.

    Thanks in advance.
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       15 Aug 2017 #2

    With recent Intel motherboards, the pins are on the board itself as opposed to the CPU. I know you don't want to have to pull the CPU again, but bent pins could possibly be the issue. My first step would be to pull the CPU out and check for bent pins.
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  3.    15 Aug 2017 #3

    So I guess that's true for all sockets of newer Intel Processors I had forgotten to mention that the processor is a socket 1151
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  4. blackroseMD1's Avatar
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       15 Aug 2017 #4

    Yeah. I'm actually using a socket 1151 motherboard myself, so I know it's true for that one.
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  5.    15 Aug 2017 #5

    So I could be screwed. to my gut.
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  6. blackroseMD1's Avatar
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       15 Aug 2017 #6

    Could be, but aren't necessarily. Even if some pins are bent, you may be able to very, very carefully bend them back with something like a toothpick.
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  7.    22 Aug 2017 #7

    Yep blackroseMD1 you were right on the money. Bent pins are the issue, there are about ten of them around the edges and some close to the middle.

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