[SOLVED] I think I broke my motherboard by over tightening a CPU cooler, can you confirm?

YoungDNL

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So I was building a spare old-gen PC, it has a 4690k & 650Ti on a h81m-s2pv motherboard just for workstation and mild gaming. I bought an aftermarket cooler which is the Cryorig M9 plus and saw that it's compatible with the LGA1150 socket. So, I decided to mount it but saw that the screw-ins were just short, therefore I put plenty of pressure on them and managed to just screw them in. However, I am now in a reboot loop and the PC will not start up, I tried a different motherboard (same model) and it worked, so I'm assuming the motherboard broke? If so is there anyway of fixing the issue? I'm almost certain that the warranty for that motherboard is out of date now and I'm kinda gutted as it still performed very well :/
 

extreme_noob

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If you did break the motherboard from overtightening it, you likely damaged the socket area, either the pins or the traces around it. Check the pins. If they're intact, then it's probably one of the traces, which is irreparable.
 

extreme_noob

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If you did break the motherboard from overtightening it, you likely damaged the socket area, either the pins or the traces around it. Check the pins. If they're intact, then it's probably one of the traces, which is irreparable.
 

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