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does fried MB = damaged cpu and ram?

by dmjohnson3 / March 24, 2004 3:08 PM PST

If you fry your motherboard does that necessarily mean that your cpu and ram stick is damaged (or fried as well)?

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Re:does fried MB = damaged cpu and ram?
by sheilakmcd / March 24, 2004 5:30 PM PST

Not necessarily. You will have to test them in a otherwise working machine to know for sure. One of the computers on my LAN took a lightning hit which fried the power supply and motherboard, but the cpu, ram, and hard disk were fine, and now working in another machine.

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Re:Re:does fried MB = damaged cpu and ram?
by tomlclements / March 26, 2004 5:58 AM PST

You could compare it to being like organ and tissue donations where ability and compatibility still remain necessary for the items and other dependencies to work properly.
The comparison is remarkably the same. TLC

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