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Would my CPU still work


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a.jenery

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Hi,

Situation: Dropped old PC (main reason why I'm doing a new build; currently I'm using Net cafes) and cracked m'board which I know is now totally useless, but the CPU was still firmly in the socket, etc, and there are no bent pins or any apparant damage.
Will the CPU still work and how can I test this?
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Hi :unsure: a.jenery :)
There is no reason why the CPU will not work if not damaged but unfortunately without a known good MB you cannot test or prove this, consider purchasing a used MB to test the CPU and if successful resell them as a bundle when the time comes, here is an example http://www.ebay.co.u...=item35b3da1730 notice that it has an integrated video chip, this will make it easier to resell if you choose this option, the other option is to sell the present CPU as untested.


EDIT: The link is only to show what type of MBs are available and I am not endorsing the purchase of the item there.

Edited by phillpower2, 24 July 2011 - 04:41 AM.

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Quote: ...but unfortunately without a known good MB you cannot test or prove this...' So, in other words, if I used this CPU (Athlon 64 x2) on a new m'board I would be taking one 'ell of a risk? This is my main concern, I must admit. So, I'll take your advice and sell it as untested and prob' get an Athlon II triple-core...

Many thanks for your help :)
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You are welcome and good luck with the new build :)
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Thanks! :)

These are on their way to me already (amounts in ££):

Case X-Case X601 Midi Tower 25.49
H.Drive BARRACUDA 320GB SATA 23.89
M'board Asus M4 Socket AM3 DDR3 29.85
Memory G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 48.33
CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.00GHz 36.38
GFX Card MSI HD 5450 1GB 64bit DDR3 24.42
PSU Antec TruePower 650W Modular 66.65
Total 229.52
Incl' tax and delivery 300.95

The case has a 120mm fan lower-front which should create good airflow with the PSU fan top-rear, and I may put an additional fan on the side panel to cool the CPU even more.

Edited by a.jenery, 30 July 2011 - 06:54 AM.

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The case has a 120mm fan lower-front which should create good airflow with the PSU fan top-rear, and I may put an additional fan on the side panel to cool the CPU even more.

Good to see you recognise the importance of adequate case cooling, adding an additional side fan is a sensible idea :)
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