|Here's the scoop. Built a PC tonight with an EVGA nForce 730a Motherboard for a customer.|
I HAD an x4 9550 cpu for it but busted some pins trying to get it out of the package. Oops.
Anyways, the only other AM2 cpu I had laying around was a x2 6000 which I figured I'd pop in just to get the system up and running.
However, upon trying to install Vista Ultimate (I tried 32 bit and 64 bit) it would hang in random spots, sometimes the screen would go black, sometimes white.
I ran diagnostics from Hiren BootCD 9.8 and used PC Check. Everything passed except under "stress test" it would fail when hitting "CPU 2 of 2".
Soooo my question is, can one core on a dual core CPU go bad? I tried googling it but can't really find anything, but I think it would explain this issue if it was possible.
**As a side note, the x2 6000 cpu was a pull from another system that was having random crashes, but I never investigated them.