Reviving My Dead Ryzen 9 3900X!

  • Published on Mar 4, 2020
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Comments • 632

  • Greg Salazar
    Greg Salazar  26 days ago +272


    1) This video documents a huge learning curve on my part! Tried a few things, failed a few times, and ultimately pulled it off (somehow). I don't like to hide these troubles from you all. We learn the most from our mistakes.

    2) This video was filmed long before Linus published his on the same topic.

    3) "Soldering" broken pins might be straight-forward if said pins are on the _outside_ of the chip, but mine were missing throughout the _center_ of the chip. I don't have the tools necessary for such a task. Would never try blow-torching or soldering with that degree of precision. I'd rather just shove copper into the socket :-D

    • TheImPlayer
      TheImPlayer 19 days ago

      That cpu is 100% dead

    • eamonn hughes
      eamonn hughes 22 days ago

      i"m cheap

    • Justin Graham
      Justin Graham 25 days ago +1

      @Doc Ferringer that is the same thing I was thinking the whole time. Seems like he just made it harder than it should have been.

    • Stefan Behrendsen
      Stefan Behrendsen 25 days ago +1

      It's called hot air rework - you use a temp controlled hot air station and potentially a metal stencil. You can permanently repair the CPU pins without trying to get a soldering iron tip where it won't fit, and without some kind of hacky solution.

    • Bas
      Bas 26 days ago +2

      @Greg Salazar I like how you gave this a try and it's cool you actually get the cpu to work . But next time , for your own sanity and to save you from a lot of stress and sleepless nights , please just give Louis Rossmann a call . I've seen him solder much smaller stuff than a few cpu pins and usually with good results

  • Thom3kk
    Thom3kk 59 minutes ago

    oh gosh...WTF did YOU do to this cpu?
    YOU freaking MONSTER!

  • MrPandadium
    MrPandadium 13 hours ago

    what happen if cpu has only one missing pin? any answer? thank you for answer, if you answer my question.

  • Dünna [Red Side]
    Dünna [Red Side] 16 hours ago

    My OCD didn't allow me to watch this video till the end. :(

  • Logan unknown
    Logan unknown 18 hours ago

    This is why we use a heatgun station

  • Edoardo De Piccoli
    Edoardo De Piccoli 22 hours ago

    Holi shit that images made me swear

  • Mr blocks
    Mr blocks Day ago

    i read it reviving my dad i was like OKKEEYYYY?

  • Marouane EL IDRISSI

    Did you just break the socket??

  • CrAzY MaN[xD]
    CrAzY MaN[xD] Day ago

    This is torture.

  • Ddogg
    Ddogg Day ago

    Wtf did you DOOOOO

  • Muggz D
    Muggz D Day ago

    Can someone let me know if that windows key is legit pls. I already got screwed over once on eBay

  • So2 AWM
    So2 AWM Day ago

    I don't have pc but that thumbnail broke my heart

  • SprayJuice YT
    SprayJuice YT Day ago

    The thumbnail gives me anxiety

  • Moad Kahala
    Moad Kahala 2 days ago

    In the beginning of the video it looks like you have a mullet

  • Raul
    Raul 2 days ago

    I have a 3900x and this broke my heart watching this😭

  • Noah Buzelli
    Noah Buzelli 2 days ago

    Dude totally scatched the mobo at 5:00 or 5:01 lmao omg

  • Darrian Poole
    Darrian Poole 2 days ago

    That’s impressive

  • 張鈞凱
    張鈞凱 2 days ago

    What are you doing !

  • Ermis Geo
    Ermis Geo 2 days ago

    At lga 1151??

  • S К
    S К 2 days ago

    take credit card or other card and put it to a line by line, changing position from vertical to horizontal moves, i fixed by this my i5 3380m CPU with 2 bented ones.

  • Soumik Sen
    Soumik Sen 3 days ago

    Redemption of Salazar

  • Speed Shot
    Speed Shot 3 days ago

    I hate your thumbnail

  • Alex Stroiescu
    Alex Stroiescu 4 days ago

    I had a old AMD K6-2, which I bent a single pin, but I used some tweezers to bent back the pin, for me, it was simple.

  • Rudolf Hanzelik
    Rudolf Hanzelik 4 days ago

    Instead of wire cutters, use nail clippers.

  • Taazeem Boodhoo
    Taazeem Boodhoo 4 days ago

    A nail cutter would have been much better I think

  • Anirban Pramanik
    Anirban Pramanik 5 days ago

    I can Solder that.....

  • Lone_ Defender R
    Lone_ Defender R 5 days ago

    the socket LGAM4 exclusive only for semi broken ryzen cpu

  • The Pro
    The Pro 5 days ago

    Did he break the socket of the motherboard😶?

  • lordofjango
    lordofjango 6 days ago

    If i see smoke from there i will give two tumb up lol.!!!

  • xXMichaelMoDzXx
    xXMichaelMoDzXx 7 days ago +1

    You can broke the CPU doing this? I have POST but my 2 slot of ram don't work because i have 3 Broken pins in the CPU

  • Android Tips
    Android Tips 7 days ago

    AMD processor this is the problems maybe amd factory want to change the pin system


    The happiness in his face after fixing is priceless

  • Jimmy Wilson
    Jimmy Wilson 7 days ago

    Use a razer blade

  • The_Nuclear_Chaos
    The_Nuclear_Chaos 10 days ago

    Oh good lord that was nasty!

    HUSSIN 7D 10 days ago

    Good job dud wow!!!

    TOXIC GAMING 11 days ago

    You should use nail cutter or cutter wire for vape much smaller and more base you can cut

  • Superkelow
    Superkelow 12 days ago

    Not exactly sure what I was expecting when I clicked on this video but it for sure wasn't anything like this.

  • No_Mercy
    No_Mercy 13 days ago +1

    Laughs in pinless cpu
    Cries in i5 3450 😂

  • george_ giann27
    george_ giann27 13 days ago

    If I destroyed that cpu my parents would KILL me man

  • ChoseN • 100 years ago

    This video hurts me.

  • mjc0961
    mjc0961 15 days ago

    Things I learned today:
    ⚪ Greg is cheap
    ⚪ Greg is cheap
    ⚪ Greg is cheap

  • TheOddDiabetic
    TheOddDiabetic 15 days ago

    I can never find windows keys on SCDkey

  • Shawn Burton
    Shawn Burton 15 days ago

    So AMD couldn't fix those broken pins at a reasonable cost? I guess they couldn't do it under warranty.

  • Sarcasm
    Sarcasm 16 days ago +1

    oh god the cringe when you broke the socket

  • Mr Critic
    Mr Critic 18 days ago

    4:56 YES definitely do it with the lever down 😂

  • Tony Tony
    Tony Tony 19 days ago

    Should of de-soldered a donor pin and put it straight into the CPU socket (they are T shaped so won't fall through) and put the CPU on top. And your old mobo will have a rogue pin floating around under the socket and that's why its bricked

  • good life
    good life 20 days ago

    Give me

  • Robert Johnson
    Robert Johnson 20 days ago

    I give it a few months before you begin having intermittent issues. GALVANIC CORROSION. You said you used copper wires to create makeshift pins. The problem is the contacts are gold plated. Dissimilar metals with a current flowing through them causes galvanic corrosion. You might have taken a cheap gold plated necklace and made pins from it.

  • Гошуу
    Гошуу 20 days ago

    Its easyer to unsolder 1 pins than to cut it.....its stupuid and will use the pin area to made contact

    OLDSKOOL978 21 day ago

    i just noticed.. you look just like butthead

  • JP Stone
    JP Stone 21 day ago

    That is the one benefit to LGA socket over PGA though for anyone who has bent pins on a LGA motherboard socket nothing more disheartening than that either. Hard to say which is worse, I guess it depends on the situation either way well done sir on that repair.

  • Mr B
    Mr B 21 day ago

    Ouch , some pins are for voltage and some for data, i guess your missing pins where for data

  • muhammad ehtasam
    muhammad ehtasam 21 day ago

    Intel is best because it is lga not hss no pins

  • Bam boo
    Bam boo 21 day ago

    Why dont they make it like Intel, where the pin is on the MB

  • Vod MacDuff
    Vod MacDuff 21 day ago +1

    Surprised that the copper worked. I would bet that some of the pins on the CPU wouldn't work with copper, because gold is just better conductivity.

  • N!cky
    N!cky 21 day ago

    Easy soldering job. idk why youre doing it this way. soldering rework station is cheaper than cpu or motherbaord. not worth the pain..

  • Amiga500
    Amiga500 22 days ago

    You shouldn't be allowed near computers

  • Adrian Ayon
    Adrian Ayon 22 days ago

    Hey S%×t happens bro im gonna subscribe and like to help you out!!

  • Yikez WOT
    Yikez WOT 22 days ago

    Soldering iron (gas best)to release the pins whole would of worked?

  • Jeffrey Photonboy
    Jeffrey Photonboy 22 days ago

    *reminds me of a boo boo I just did for which I worked around..*
    I couldn't find the M.2 stand-off for my motherboard (either lost or never came with it) so I put in a SCREW that was meant for the M.2 heatsink. The M.2 SSD is shoved into the CONNECTOR end but the part that should screw into the stand-off just sits on TOP of the screw that is doubling for the stand-off. So it's not touching at all. However, I put the HEATSINK over top of that (with tape) and it holds it in place... but darn it, I turned the screw on the heatsink too far and the stand-off for the heatsink (not the M.2 SSD which I don't have) came off. Aaargh.... so now I have the M.2 SSD inserted on one side and stuck to the heatsink with the heatsink only mounted on one end... it's just secure enough that it's no problem if I don't transport the PC in a car or something but I really should mount it properly (but with my luck I'll break something else doing that).

    • Jeffrey Photonboy
      Jeffrey Photonboy 22 days ago

      edit: heatsink has thermal pads on the bottom not "tape"; I put the heatsink with thermal pads over top the M.2 SSD to keep it in place. So it's stuck to the bottom of the heatsink which prevents the connector end from jiggling out of place.

  • No Name
    No Name 22 days ago

    I bent the pins on my 1600 af and repaired it. just be calm and collected

    • No Name
      No Name 7 days ago

      @thuxu ohhh I bent it by taking it out the socket on the motherboard with the cpu fan still attached. it was stuck together and I was trying to pull it apart. just place it in the socket and you're good but if you want to replace CPU cooler make sure that thermal paste isn't cold and practically glued to the cpu

    • thuxu
      thuxu 7 days ago

      How did you bend it? I’m a little worried on installing it and bending it

  • Deon Spates
    Deon Spates 22 days ago

    Those bent pins scare me Greg...😱

  • Jeremy Powell
    Jeremy Powell 22 days ago

    You can actually get a windows 10 pro key on Ebay for under $4 now no need in paying almost $15

  • Sabertooth_814
    Sabertooth_814 22 days ago

    grabbed a windows 10 home cd key. used you code. went through perfect

  • Spartan Shin
    Spartan Shin 22 days ago

    That thumbnail gave me anxiety!

  • DanMan
    DanMan 22 days ago

    That literally looks gross.

  • Bigtubb
    Bigtubb 22 days ago

    My anxiety at @5:15.....🥴🥴🥴😵😅😅😅

  • Dalius Šidlauskas
    Dalius Šidlauskas 22 days ago

    Omg, that was a brain surgery

  • NUBPC Live
    NUBPC Live 22 days ago

    Just wrap it up and shove it in the V and you should be good

  • Exotic Drift
    Exotic Drift 23 days ago


  • Retro Plus
    Retro Plus 23 days ago

    That thumbnail hurts to look at

  • Todd Simone
    Todd Simone 23 days ago

    I didn't realize Greg now works for The Verge

  • craigbeaton1977
    craigbeaton1977 23 days ago

    Salazar Tech Yes loving

  • Matías Nandín
    Matías Nandín 23 days ago

    This video is so cursed. Great job learning tho

    NICULL 23 days ago

    Same happened to me, 2 snapped off and about 12 bent. I managed to bend some back a bit but I have nothing to solder the other 2 on, and also it's just a shitty athlon x2 340, so I ended up buying a used athlon x4 860k kit and a 1050 ti used in total for bout 130$ and mane its runs most shit so well

  • James Cromartie
    James Cromartie 23 days ago

    Guess it's a good thing that good ol' MicroCenter has the 3900x for $399 right now (vs the original $499). But awesome to see you revive it and that it can be used for a good purpose.

  • PKTV
    PKTV 23 days ago

    Employ a professional?

  • EvilKabuki
    EvilKabuki 23 days ago

    I didn't watch the whole video because my son decided to be a bastard but what I did see made my heart hurt

  • Gagi
    Gagi 23 days ago

    How can someone bend a pin?????? Are you an imbecile??????