4980hq BGA to rPGA processors

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    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    I couldnt say about those. I believe it was the M17x R3 GPU fan and the m14x R2 fan for the CPU.
     
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    Welp, me being the idiot I am, I forgot to tell them to leave it at the door and not to wait for me to sign, so guess I'll have to wait tomorrow.
    At the same time, debating replacing my AW board as the ODD connector seems to have been shoddily soldered on, so might exchange it for another.
     
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    Yeah I might have killed mine today not sure yet waiting on the chassis to dry lol guess it's good to have an extra one laying about.
     
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    Welp, mine arrived and half the pins are bent. Going to see if I can get a refund, tried it in the E6440 and it just wouldn't even turn on (CPU Error)
     
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    Did you purchase any of the additional packaging or just the base option offered?
     
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    well that sucks.... o_O
     
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    Killed my board. 3rd board the charm I guess? Lol

    @Grant B Gibson

    Its worth noting that I did see someone did need to adjust the microcode but that was one instance. Not sure if it will be needed for our platforms (Ranger or E6330).
     
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    My board is no longer posting even with NVRAM resets, no idea what I did wrong, replacing it anyways. Tired of this honestly, going to try and get a refund but if not, giving up on this Ranger honestly.
     
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    Its a learning process, and certainly a labor of love to be sure.

    I had 3-4 failed GPU upgrades, 2 dead CPU's, 2 dead motherboards. This wasnt my first machine and I had modded laptops in the past but this is the first laptop that required chassis mods to get where I wanted with it. The disappointment has been immense, but the knowledge gained has been equally sizeable.

    Just something to think about when you make your choice to part ways or not.

    I paid extra for better packaging, so here's hoping it arrives in use-able condition, my order has just been shipped.
     
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    Just a warning, the pins on the bottom are **VERY FRAGILE**, seemingly so more than normal.
    Have your laptop prepared, socket bare and all, to transport it from the casing it arrives in to put it in the socket.
     
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