+ 0 Votes If you break any of the CPU Pins the CPU is destroyed end of story OH Smeg Updated - 1 year ago If you do not insert the CPU the correct way into the Socket which is a Zero Insertion Force Socket so you don't have to push, it fries the CPU IMMEDIATELY the time to destroy the CPU is measured in a fraction of a second. Depending on the M'Board Chip Set type it can also destroy the M'Board and if you look at the underside of the CPU the side with the pins on it you will see one corner is not all of the way to the corner and this has to go into the socket in the same manner so that the pins line up with the holes in the socket. Col + 0 Votes Reponse To Answer willsbon 1 year ago Thank you Sir + 0 Votes Depends on the Motherboard yeshwanth560 1 year ago There are rare cases is MOBO is going to die. CPU more than 100% + 0 Votes You done... cmiller5400 1 year ago You done fried the CPU and I'd bet $$ the motherboard is toast as well. NEVER force a CPU into a socket. It should just "fall" into place. I remember a story from a professor in college that said he put one in backwards by mistake once and turned it on; the CPU EXPLODED into pieces.