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    Default Crushed chipset

    Hi guys i just wanna ask if i've somehow crushed my northbridge chipset i'm using an ep45-ds3r board i recently changed the passive cooler with a thermaltake extreme spirit 2 and i think I've put too much pressure on the chip cause i've made the screws really tight how do i spot my board for defects it's still working but i think i just broke my board ?
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    Default Re: Need Help

    Do you have any pictures of the damaged chip? That I'd like to know.

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    Default Re: Need Help

    Are there any visible signs of damage?

    It's possible that if you heard a snap or crunch that it's the actual PCB that's split a little. This can cause the board not to work, but if only slight can cause no adverse effects. Because the tracks are copper, it's conceivable that the PCB material could crack but the copper track could be fine.

    If you have chipped the surface, you may be ok, as it depends how deep you've chipped it. Although it's a bare chip, there is a small layer before the business bits, so again, you should be ok.

    Run some stability tests to be sure what's going on. However I would be 90% confident that if it boots it's ok.
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    Default Re: Need Help

    im testing my pc for defects i didn't remove the heatsink yet just loosened the screws

    It's possible that if you heard a snap or crunch that it's the actual PCB that's split a little.
    nope didn't hear a snap or crunch i hope my board's still fine

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