As the title states, can bent CPU Pins (even though if it's only bent slightly) affect a processor's frequency? Obviously if it is severely bent then worse case scenario surely would be that the PC would not post. But what if the pins are only slight bent (Since in some scenarios, CPU's can still function even though if some of its pins are slightly bent)? Can that affect CPU frequency? Long story short, I had to ask this because I dropped my processor when I first opened it from its box, the processor is the Ryzen 9 5900x (yeah I'm an idiot for dropping it), though it did not drop from a great height, it slipped from my hands and down to the table's surface, I inspected it but didn't see any bent pins, at least with what my eyes saw. Still, it got dropped whatever lol. But the CPU right now is running with no issues, although it is not reaching its boost frequency of 4.7ghz, it's only at 4.2ghz, maybe it's because I dropped it? Though my cooler is 5 years old and it is not really Ryzen compatible, I bought a compatible bracket for it to fit the CPU socket since I did not wanna spend money to buy a new cooler, the cooler is the Corsair Hydro H115i 280mm liquid cooler. Maybe it's also the cooler? Maybe it's just too old and cannot give adequate cooling the 5900x needs to reach its boost frequency?