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Please help identify the function of a missing pin

Hello,

The technicall problem i am currently experiencing is actually with Asus. But since it is related to Intel processor i thought i should give it a shot here.

I have been waiting for ASUS' reply for a couple of days now but to no avail. I hope someone here can help me out.

 

I noticed my 1 week old motherboard is missing a pin in the CPU socket. The motherboard seems to be working fine. Although I plan to run a stress test for a day to see if the missing pin would cause any problems, so far everything looks normal and working just fine.

 

I know sending it for RMA will take some time not to mention the item is in the Philippines.

 

If anyone out there can help identify the functionality of the missing pin i would very much appreciate it. The fact that the motherboard is booting up normally (all rams are detected etc) suggests it might be a pin that doesn't have any functionality, at least that's what i hope.

 

I would very much feel better if anyone could answer this for me. I just wanna make sure it's something i can live without and it will not cause any long term effect.

My specs is:

Processor: Intel i7 4770K

Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Formula

RAM: Gskill Ripjaws 8x4 - 32GB (total)

GPU: Asus GTX 760 DirectCU II OC (2GB)

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED PHOTO for more details.

Thank you very much!

-Marti

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Hi m_flyfox,

Let me help you with this.

It is important to say that every single ping in the motherboard socket will make contact with every single gold point from the processor. All connections have a specific task such as power, data transfer, etc…

It would be better to check the pins on the motherboard with the Computer Manufacture since this can affect the system performance.

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Beginner
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Hello Kevin,

Thanks so much for your response.

I brought the board back to the supplier where i bought it from. It has been 2 weeks since the last time i heard from them. I guess its just me trying my luck hoping not to go through the RMA at all. Wonder what's going on with ASUS, my email inquiry is still "in progress" for the past 10 days. It can get really frustrating especially when your job is home based and your main tool is unusable, sigh.

Anyways, thanks again sir

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I am sorry I completely understand your situation. I hope you get this resolved soon.

Kevin M

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