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how do you know when a processor is bad or.....

by ambernuss / June 29, 2008 12:39 AM PDT

how do i know if i boght a bad processor or if i am doing something wrong? i have a AMD sempron 2400 now and i bought (off ebay) a AMD athlon and it doesnt seem to work. my computer manual says my motherboard can handle that size + some. is there anything im doing wrong? do i need to update anything? should i not have my monitor plugged into my video card? help! this is actually the second one i've bought and same results each time.

if anyone could help....libra_ber@yahoo.com

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In your case, almost always bad.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2008 12:44 AM PDT

The CPUs with exposed cores are too easy to scorch. Just one second of power on without a proper heatsink compound and heatsink and they are smoked.

More troubleshooting? Type THE DEAD PC at google.com for all the replies you'll get on fixing a dead box.
Bob

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Insufficient detail about the components to recommend
by VAPCMD / June 29, 2008 3:37 AM PDT

or suggest anything.

VAPCMD

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how to troubleshoot
by squirtlewa / June 29, 2008 8:59 AM PDT

The way you know if a CPU is bad:

You can't get even to POST, even with just CPU, 1 stick of RAM and video, but nothing else plugged in.

You try a diff CPU in the same configuration and it works just fine.

Myself, I'd read again to be sure the CPU is supported. The failure rate on new CPUs is notably tiny.

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