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Thread: My burnt CPU

  1. #1
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    My burnt CPU

    I have a seriously hampered CpU that works perfectly fine. Its die is pinkish violet (its burnt) and one of its edgews slightly chipped. But it works perfectly fine, would there be trouble in the near future cos its burnt and all that?
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    I can't say I'd be comfortable with that CPU being that it's burnt..

    Chipped isn't a big deal, I have a 1.4 Tbird thats been chipped for almost a year and still running strong even when running at 1600Mhz..

    Run'er till she dies and try to keep your next one in better shape
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    I would look at it like this
    You will replace it someday, ether it eill die or it will fall behind the times.
    Thing is DO YOU FEEL LUCKY?

    I have kept an old 700 duron as a test/backup cpu
    If you replace yours, keep it for testing new stuff
    Last edited by little john; 10-22-2002 at 11:57 AM.
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    well she shows no signs of dying, my com is completely stable, or has there been instances of completely stable CPUs suddenly dying?
    AMD Athlon XP2000
    Coolermaster HHC-001 Heatpipe cooler
    1X256MB Crucial PC2100 DDR
    1X256MB Hynix PC2100 DDR
    ASUS A7V266-E Motherboard
    80GB Western Digital Caviar 7200rpm ATA100
    LeadTek Geforce 4 TI4200 128MB VIVO card
    Winfast 6XSound CMedia Sound 5.1
    Old amp wif old JVC HI-FI speakers
    17" HITACHI CM615 monitor
    40X Diamond Data CD-ROM
    V770 generic aluminium case

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    BTW, a pinkish violet CPU is normal. It's the brownish black thats NG

    Don't worry just run it you'll be fine..

    Also, Are your temps good??
    Gigabyte 890XA UD3, Phenom II X6 1090T,4Ghz 2600nb w/Corsair H50, 2x2GB and 2x4GB GSKILL FLARE 1800Mhz DDR3, PNY GTX570, OCZ Vertex Turbo 60GB SSD, Intel X25 80GB SSD, Klipsch ProMedia 4.1, ASUS DVDRW, Corsair Obsidian 800D, Corsair 650W Professional series, Hanspree 26" widescreen, Cyborg R.A.T 5/Cyborg Gaming keyboard, Win7 64 Ultimate



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    If it is chipped, keeping it cool and not using artic as the heatsink pookie may help it live longest. The artic may be slightly conductive, and may get contact with the die via the chip.
    The chipping reduces the already-too-small core surface and will slightly reduce heat transfer. I have a tb750 that has every corner chipped, and pretty bad too. Keeps on running.



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    My temps are pretty bad, its 63C load/57C idle and case is like 28C. I wasted money on buying an expensive Coolermaster Heatpipe Cooler that did little to lower the high temperatures despite the good reviews about it. BTW its summer here.

    So dont buy expensive coolers, theyre a waste of money unless ur an extreme overclocker. But for the 99% of us a normal cooler (even the stock one) will do. <3C isnt worth $40.

    BTW pinkish violet is Abnormal. It was caused by my clumsyness of not attaching the CPU fan power cable, causing the CPU to overheat badly. I just pulled the power cable out in time so the CPU wont get roasted.

    The chipping was caused by my hand slipping off a power connector while trying to detach it and violently hitting the heatsink.
    Last edited by Tech.KnockOut; 10-24-2002 at 04:13 AM.
    AMD Athlon XP2000
    Coolermaster HHC-001 Heatpipe cooler
    1X256MB Crucial PC2100 DDR
    1X256MB Hynix PC2100 DDR
    ASUS A7V266-E Motherboard
    80GB Western Digital Caviar 7200rpm ATA100
    LeadTek Geforce 4 TI4200 128MB VIVO card
    Winfast 6XSound CMedia Sound 5.1
    Old amp wif old JVC HI-FI speakers
    17" HITACHI CM615 monitor
    40X Diamond Data CD-ROM
    V770 generic aluminium case

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