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processor and motherboard

By JayPeeBee ·
How can i know if my processor is damaged if I test it on a new motherboard.

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by dmiles In reply to processor and motherboard

Very options to diagnosing a cpu,other that trying a diagnostic test such as SiSoft Sandra,also you can check to see if the fan is turning on top.

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by wcp In reply to processor and motherboard

If your processor is damaged so the computer does not boot.
If this is what you meant, you need the following known good components.

1. Motherboard (MB) that is compatible to the CPU,
2. RAM,
3. Video card unless the MB has on-board video, and
4. Power supply

Make sure the Front Side Bus (FSB) of the MB matches or sets low to that of CPU. Of course, you may not be able to do this if the setting must be done in BIOS. You need to clear the CMOS by setting the jumper accordingly. This is necessary because, for example, if your CPU is AMD XP 2000+ (133MHz FSB) and the MB FSB was set to 166MHz, the system would not boot.

Install the CPU to the above and if the system does not boot, you conclude the CPU is bad.

If the system boots then your new MB may be bad assuming the MB setting was done correctly.

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by wlbowers In reply to processor and motherboard

When I have a processor that will boot but I am not sure of its health I use a system diagnostic/burnin program.

Do a google search on the following:

self-booting pc diagnostic

I got 964 hits.


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