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Are LGA 775 & 1150 CPU Plastic Socket Covers the same size?

Can I use the plastic CPU socket cover from an LGA1150 mobo on an LGA775 mobo? Are they compatible with each other? Or do I need a plastic cover specifically made for the 775 socket?
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    different sizes as far as i know, but what do you need the plastic cover for?
  2. Very different in size. You should only need them if shipping a bare board without a proc installed.
  3. laviniuc said:
    different sizes as far as i know, but what do you need the plastic cover for?


    I bought a used motherboard and when it arrived, the CPU socket had been sealed with a folded piece of bubble-wrap under considerable pressure. When the bubble-wrap was removed, I saw a small number of CPU socket pins were bent from this messy and unprofessional socket covering technique.

    Now, as you probably know, not all socket pins are actually used for every CPU and motherboard combination, so there was a possiblity that the mobo would still work even with the bent pins, so it was worth trying. It failed.

    The system wouldn't turn on, and the only reason I could think of to explain this weird behavior was that one or more of those bent pins were the cause.

    The Amazon marketplace seller I bought it from absolutely refuses to believe that there could be anything wrong with his infinitely "perfect" motherboard, so he's blaming ME for the problem! But once he finally agrees to accept the return, I'd better damn well have a proper fitting CPU socket cap in place or when it arrives he'll continue to blame me for the bent pins.

    That's why I need the correct cap, and since you and Saberus have pointed out that I need one specifically for a 775 socket, I'm extremely glad that I posted my question rather than risk using the wrong one. I have a 775 socket cover on order from eBay...

    Thanks for your help!
  4. Saberus said:
    Very different in size. You should only need them if shipping a bare board without a proc installed.


    Thanks for the reliable answer!
  5. I hope you took pictures of the bubble wrap cover, I'm sure if it comes down to legal action that one picture will seal the deal.
  6. ambush said:
    laviniuc said:
    different sizes as far as i know, but what do you need the plastic cover for?


    I bought a used motherboard and when it arrived, the CPU socket had been sealed with a folded piece of bubble-wrap under considerable pressure. When the bubble-wrap was removed, I saw a small number of CPU socket pins were bent from this messy and unprofessional socket covering technique.

    Now, as you probably know, not all socket pins are actually used for every CPU and motherboard combination, so there was a possiblity that the mobo would still work even with the bent pins, so it was worth trying. It failed.

    The system wouldn't turn on, and the only reason I could think of to explain this weird behavior was that one or more of those bent pins were the cause.

    The Amazon marketplace seller I bought it from absolutely refuses to believe that there could be anything wrong with his infinitely "perfect" motherboard, so he's blaming ME for the problem! But once he finally agrees to accept the return, I'd better damn well have a proper fitting CPU socket cap in place or when it arrives he'll continue to blame me for the bent pins.

    That's why I need the correct cap, and since you and Saberus have pointed out that I need one specifically for a 775 socket, I'm extremely glad that I posted my question rather than risk using the wrong one. I have a 775 socket cover on order from eBay...

    Thanks for your help!


    that's unfortunate... it's quite possible that the bubble wrap is what caused the bent pins and why the seller actually thought it left in good order from his side...

    congratz to you for doing the responsible thing and sending it back with a proper cover
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