Question How to identify a damaged cpu?

Apr 6, 2022
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I was building a system for my father, and after 2 days of trying to debug why the system wasn't posting and eventually taking it entirely apart found a single bent pin on the motherboard, which is what I assume kept the system from posting.

What I'd like to verify is that my cpu (i7 12700k) is not damaged. To my eye it looks alright, but I don't have a way to test the cpu until I find a replacement motherboard. I'm also wondering if it's realistic that a single bent pin would prevent a system from posting?
I've attached some pics with the CPU and the motherboard.

 

Gam3r01

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Looks fine to me, unless you see obvious scorching its hard to tell without trying.
Its absolutely possible, and very common for a single pin to prevent booting.

Do you still have said board in your possession? Its a bit tricky but fairly doable to straighten out a bent pin if you work slowly. Since its on the edge youll have an easier time, even if its just to test the system.
 
Apr 6, 2022
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Looks fine to me, unless you see obvious scorching its hard to tell without trying.
Its absolutely possible, and very common for a single pin to prevent booting.

Do you still have said board in your possession? Its a bit tricky but fairly doable to straighten out a bent pin if you work slowly. Since its on the edge youll have an easier time, even if its just to test the system.
I actually just exchanged the motherboard for a replacement earlier today, and was planning on putting it back together tonight.
 

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