Cpu broken

January 26, 2011 at 08:13:10
Specs: Windows XP, Amd ? 2 Gb ddr2 667MHZ
Hy. I have a bit of a problem. I have a new gigabit motherboard no matter what kind but it just wont start i got everithing ram cpu powefull enough power suply. My question is how to know if the CPU is broken ? Igot no beeps no anithing ram-s and motherboard 100% ok tested it i had no spare CPU to try. (motherboard gygabite GA-M525-S3P, CPU amd something Its wrote probably under the thermal paste which i wont wipe yet)

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January 26, 2011 at 11:51:18
Find out what CPU you have, your motherboard may not support it or may need a BIOS update to support it.

Its incredibly hard to troubleshoot possible incompatibilities if you dont know your specs.

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January 26, 2011 at 11:53:05
The correct model number would be helpful - GA-M52S-S3P. It's also important to know the CPU model number. Did you confirm the CPU is on the support list? Do you know which BIOS version the board has? It may have to be updated to be able to support the CPU.

Also, whenever you buy a new board, you should always benchtest it before installing it in the case. This saves time in the long run because you'll confirm everything works properly in advance. Obviously it's pointless to install a non-working board. If the board tests good outside the case but then doesn't work inside the case, you can be fairly sure you did something wrong when you installed it. Having a motherboard standoff in the wrong place, shorting out on the underside of the board, is a somewhat common mistake.

It's also easier to remove the heatsink and/or RAM when the board is out in the open rather than inside the case. How much thermal paste did you apply? You should have applied a tiny dab in the center of the CPU, then installed the heatsink. No spreading of the paste is required. If you slobbered it all over like frosting on a cake, that's probably the problem.

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January 26, 2011 at 12:40:41
i have wiped the paste from the CPU it's AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core 4000+ and it's supported by the motherboard about the bios version i know nothing cuse i wasn't able to start it up. What i have noticed that the cpu is not warming i removed the whole grill and kept my hand on it and it was warming reeeealy slow. if the CPU is broken means that it should stay or cool or get hot vary vary quickly ?

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