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How To Tell If Your Cpu Is Dead

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well today i was helping a friend build a new computer he has a amd duron 1.6 with pc 2700 for some reason everytime i would turn the power on it will start to boot up and turn off so i put it my 2400+ and it worked so i turn off the computer then put the duron back in it would not work then i put my 2400 back inand it didn't work this time so how to you tell if a cpu is damageed and the board is a msi km3m whats up with this baord.

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Look for bent pins on the processor, anything that is on the processor that could cause it to short out and simple stuff like that. I know from personal experience that a processor, no matter how mildly bent, can cause small microconnections to break. Has the chip been messed with in any somewhat rough manner? When taking it off / on the HS, did the person who did so force it and stuff like that?

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When i built my first computer, i accidentaly scratched off some of the stock thermal compound on the cpu, and it did exactly what you're describing. Power on for a second, then BAM! nothing. I think this was because of the mobo's auto shutdown on cpu overheat. There was not enough thermal conductivity for it even to start.

Anywho, that's what i found, so you may as well check your thermal compound situation, if not only for kicks B)

 

~Stripe

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You don't need thermal paste on a CPU for it to turn on. My friend's been running without any for 6 months or so. His temps are in teh 60Cs, but that's another story.

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It's possible the board isn't mounted correctly.... I doubt it, but before RMAing, I would build the rig OUTSIDE of the case (on some newspaper or a table) and see if it would POST without any other metal touching the MB so to eliminate the possibility that this is a grounding issue and not a bad proc...

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