My Athlon 939 - 3200 CPU is dead. One of it's pins coroded (rusty) and stayed in the socket (ie broke off the CPU) when I removed the heatsink and CPU (the thermal paste held tight). I know that removing the CPU without raising the lever is not a good idea but there was no other option. The rusty pin shows there was a problem anyhow. I removed the pin from the Socket but there is discoloration in that sockethole.
1) I wonder if this will affect performance or means the Mobo is ready for the landfill?
The sensible thing of course would be to test it with a new CPU, which I'll do pending answers below.
I run two SATA 120 Gb hard drives in a RAID 0 array on a GA-K8NSC-939 motherboard.
The OS is on the Raid 0 array (XP Pro).
Here are my questions:
2) Can I replace the CPU with a faster one eg 3500+ as opposed to the 3200+ without reinstalling the Operating system? For example there is a AMD939 3500+ CPU available that is faster AND cheaper.
If the motherboard is a goner then I would like to upgrade CPU and motherboard. However I do want to salvage the data on the RAID 0 array. So lets say I get a faster chip and gruntier motherboard, and then use another (IDE) drive for the operating system.
3) Can I still retrieve the data from the two disks in the RAID 0 array even though I'm not booting off them? If yes what steps/ software are needed?
Thanks in advance
Edited by digikiwi, 17 November 2006 - 07:55 AM.