Advice for buying new cpu chip.thnx

PC got killed in the weekend, 4 yr old son ended up pulling othe cpu+heatsink off, then ruining all the pins by trying to moosh it back into place before I saw. Its just an HP from Harvey N's, Mangled chip is AMD LE-1250 DDR2. Is thereanywhere I can find out what I can replace it with! If I'm replacing it I might as well put some more memory in while I'm up.

geek_bogoctopus, Dec 5, 8:20 pm

Pick any CPU that is a socket AM2 type from:

geek_r.g.nixon, Dec 5, 9:21 pm

Or better still, get an Athlon 64. Some of them fit socket AM2, see

geek_r.g.nixon, Dec 5, 9:25 pm

If the pins are not broken, you can straighten them back and it will work fine.

geek_volkier, Dec 5, 9:51 pm

True. I've seen people recommend using a credit card or similar to do that.

geek_r.g.nixon, Dec 5, 10:10 pm

How did your four year old son get into the box !

geek_boots0016, Dec 5, 11:21 pm

Oh how ironic

geek_ruby2shoes, Dec 5, 11:33 pm

Judging by the sound of it, most if not all pins are bent. Straightening out 940 pins would be pretty tedious.

geek_lugee, Dec 5, 11:49 pm

It's not with the right tool - if anything, it's actually surprisingly FUN! Something thin - along the lines of a paper cutter (no pun intended) would be my preferred weapon of choice ::D

Besides, in the time it takes for them to either order it and for the chip to arrive, or go to the shop. well. yeah. ::D

geek_volkier, Dec 6, 9:41 am!searchString=LE-1250

I don't think I'd bother straightening the pins. It's a slow and tedious process and if they're bent more than just a little bit there's a very good chance that some pins will end up broken.

geek_little_egypt, Dec 6, 9:58 am

Good boy, tap tap tap. Tickles my fancy. Love it how they panic when they know they've been sprung.

geek_hakatere1, Dec 6, 12:43 pm