How to tell if if youre processor is broken

Pcfail Posts 5 Registration date Saturday June 13, 2009 Status Member Last seen June 15, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009 at 03:04 PM
 bubbyroller2000 - Jul 17, 2010 at 10:17 AM

How can I tell if my processor/cpu is broken

my pc comes on psu/fans/gpu/mobo/ but it seems my cpu might be nackard but im not sure has anyone seen this problem before and by the way I have took almost everything out and tested mostly everything except my cpu :) thankyou for reading much appreciated

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Jul 17, 2010 at 10:17 AM
Changing up your processor is not complicated but very fragile. If you were to heavy handed you can damage the pins. You can get dust, grease, grime in between the contacts. In addition you can apply too much or too little termal compound between the CPU and the heatsink (shorting motherboard/ overheating respectively). You can even have a pocket of air between the CPU and heatsink causing it to overheat or burn out. Static is a silent killer, you don't see, hear or feel the discharge but it can screw your CPU.

Your system may boot a few times but will crash after a short period. The length of time between boot and crash will gradually deteriorate.
earthlymatter Posts 1 Registration date Sunday May 10, 2009 Status Member Last seen June 15, 2009
Jun 15, 2009 at 03:06 AM

to be sure what is the real faulty part, you will have to test each part in a working computer.

then you will know if they are working or not.

test the processor as well and if it is working, this means that the problem is from the motherboard.
Pcfail Posts 5 Registration date Saturday June 13, 2009 Status Member Last seen June 15, 2009
Jun 15, 2009 at 05:47 AM
Thats impossible because my mobo is brand new :) I replaced it only 5 days ago
lifesgood Posts 1 Registration date Monday January 4, 2010 Status Member Last seen January 4, 2010
Jan 4, 2010 at 10:39 PM
Hi guys,

I'm new in this forum. Hope someone could lend me a hand...

I had recently bought a new processor and hope to replace an old one from my PC. But after changed, the system couldn't boot up, not even the initial screen. I wonder what is the important information I need to know before replacing a new processor.

I had replaced an old processor of Intel Pentium D 930 (LGA775, FSB 800MHz) to Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 (LGA775, FSB 800MHz), both are for 64 bit computing. Not sure the new processor can match with the old one...

Best regards.

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DJ AKSHAY Posts 160 Registration date Sunday December 21, 2008 Status Member Last seen April 26, 2010
Jun 15, 2009 at 03:12 AM
Follow this link and you will be able to determine what is faulty in your system. 27227 computer powers on but does not boot