QUOTE(wrxwabbit @ Jan 10 2009, 06:33 PM)
thanks rdc, how long would it take to heat up? its not gonna take over one min to flow right? and leaving the solder iron tip on the pins to long could damage your motherboard?
If it's not reflowing before a minute then ya need a bigger boat.
If it's not reflowing the solder ya can leave it on there all day and it's not going to hurt anything, damage happens when ya have too much heat on a trace/pad that's already reflowed and ya continue to leave it on there anyway. Those joints there really do take a good bit of heat to reflow, and if your iron has a temperature control on it then turn it all the way up (just for this kinda thing) or toss another iron on there as well.