Just an update for everyone...My Boss decided to update his E6600 Conroe I built for him back in 06, so I got another i5 3470, 16GB Vengence, Intel 330 180GB SSD and a huge Arctic Cooler Freezer Pro 13 CO...my god its big!, never had 120mmm fans on my CPU before...
Anyway, I manged to straighten the pins on the motherboard, installed the CPU, bought the stay down on top and secured, then removed to check out the pin placement...seems the CPU had helped my straighten somewhat, so all good....have it running now on open bench...
Will be a nice upgrade from the Conroe for him!
The embarrassing bit is the fact I damaged the board when i first inserted the CPU?!!...for shame!
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