Originally posted by Counter-Strike
I hope you didn't buy the 754 version of the 3000+....
Well make sure none of the pins are bent, which you probably did by trying to place it in there, and BTW you might want to see if they accept bent pins or user-damage, because Newegg sure as heck doesn't.
And a CPU shouldn't "slide" into the holes, they should fit in the holes from above.
No, I didn't get the 754 version of the 3000+, I got the 939 Venice. .......
As for making sure the pins aren't bent, I have already. I didn't push down hard or anything because I know that would bend them, I'm not a dumbass like DJ-CHRIS here.
About sliding, I guess you misinterpreted. Fitting in from above=sliding in, in my book.
This post was mainly about finding a way to get out whatever the hell is stuck inside the pinholes on the motherboard, if there is any. I was hoping someone might've encountered this problem before and was hoping they'd know a way around it, as it isn't a major hardware problem like the motherboard isn't booting up, it's just that something's probably stuck inside. Not worth the trouble of sending it back to the manufacturer and all that **** unless it really IS broken, which I don't know yet.