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Fixing bent pins on a CPU

While replacing a mainboard in a desktop machine (see related question), I did something stupid. I inserted the CPU into the new mainboard, but didn't check for the right position. When it didn't immediately lock in, I pressed slightly before realizing what was wrong. The result was a number of bent pins.

Definitely one of the more Super User-ish questions that I've seen :-)


For what are the windows A:\ and B:\ drives used for?

In Windows you have a C:\ drive and everything beyond that is labeld with the following letter. So your second drive is D:\, your dvd is E:\ and if you put in a usb stick it becomes F:\ and the following drive G:\ and so on.

But then, what and where are A:\ and B:\ ?

A good question that I myself didn't know the answer right away...

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    You must feel so young right now ;-P
    – Ivo Flipse
    Commented Jan 11, 2011 at 23:28
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    Hey I remember using them.... as what I thought were Frisbee's when I was 4... Commented Jan 11, 2011 at 23:34
  • @IvoFlipse I feel old D: (And I'm not) =(
    – Pylsa
    Commented Jan 12, 2011 at 0:23
  • Awesome people never used A:\ and B:\, they used DF0: and DF1: =]
    – cc0
    Commented May 3, 2011 at 12:47
  • Some people blew PSU's while formatting DF0: and DF1: and DF2: and DF3: at the same time.
    – Hennes
    Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 23:33

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