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What do i need if i fried my cpu? urg...

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Posted on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 3:36 pm:   

i recently found out that i fried my cpu and i was wondering what i would need to do? do i need just a new cpu? a new motherboard? both? and if thats the only two that i need to replace. should my psu be alright? drives? cables anything else i forgot? please help me urgent
Matt Weston (Matt12330)
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 8:58 pm:   

First things first.

How did you determine that the CPU was damaged ?
Did it just stop working, did it melt, did it catch fire.......

What were you doing that fried the CPU ? Was it overclocked ? If so, how? - was it just the CPU speed, or was the entire FSB increased ?

Without knowing more info, I think the only way to figure out what can be salvaged is to try the other components in another PC, and see if they work. Keep in mind that if the part you are testing is really toasted, there is a chance of damaging the second PC - so be careful.
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 4:38 pm:   

Well i asked someone else to look at it and i told them that i was curious about the cpu voltage and i changed it and they said that did it. i dont know if it melted or what but i could smell it burning.
Matt Weston (Matt12330)
Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 2:46 am:   

In that case,, I would assume that the CPU is DOA. However, the rest of the system may be OK. If you have another CPU, set the jumpers on the board to the correct voltage settings, and try again.
I would recommend removing any non-essential pieces from the board before doing this - just in case the mobo was burned (use minimum memory, cheapo video card, etc......just to test the components for damage) If everything seems to work correctly after testing, start putting them back on.

Good luck.

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