Amd athlon X2 7850 black edition is a mess !!

July 6, 2011 at 00:47:02
Specs: Windows xp, amd athlon x2/2gb
Bought a AMD athlon X2 7850 ,gigabyte S2p mobo, 2Gb ram .From the day one the processor heated to an extent were it made loud noise . I sent the processor for replacement and came back with a enhanced heatsink,then SMPS which exploded replaced it,.Next up hard disk made clicking noise and the PC restarted and again got it replaced.The whole systemis brand new except for the mobo .But unfortunately the ram clicks ,restarts again !!!! PLEASE HELP

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#1
July 6, 2011 at 03:25:43
Why do u blame athlon x2 7850?
Looks like u don't how to apply thermal paste correct or don't know how to install heatsink or both.
"SMPS which exploded" that what happen to cheapo power supply.
System memory doesn't make any noise, the only thing that click is hdd.
Better check the cpu temp in bios.

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#2
July 6, 2011 at 04:53:09
Look:
http://www.arcticsilver.com/amd_app...
When building your own computer it should be with the intent to get something better at a reasonable cost, you should avoid getting the cheapest of anything and you should always look at consumer opinions on the products on sites like TigerDirect and NewEgg to avoid products that are typically problems. If it does not have four or five stars (or 'eggs') or has two people with a similar problem, then ignore that product.

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#3
July 6, 2011 at 05:03:16
I think he is from India.

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#4
July 6, 2011 at 06:55:37
"I think he is from India"

Calling the PSU an "SMPS" is a pretty good clue. lol. They're about the only people in the world that refer to a Power Supply Unit as an SMPS. And based on numerous posts from India over the years, that SMPS is probably cheap junk. Here's a list of several the garbage brands available in India that should be avoided: PowerSafe, iBall, VIP, Odyssey, Power3, Zebronics. The PSU that exploded was probably one of these brands. From what I've been told, there are quality brand name units available (Antec, Corsair, etc) but they're very expensive & no one is willing to pay the price.

The processor/heatsink was probably installed incorrectly from "day one" which caused the heat issues. That obviously was NOT a processor problem, it was an assembly problem. Whoever installed the heatsink on the processor did it wrong - too much paste, too little paste, no paste, heatsink not fully locked down, etc.

It appears that all the problems you've had with your system are related to poor assembly & the cheap power supply. There's nothing we can do about either one. You need to learn how to properly build a computer & you need to learn that "you get what you pay for".


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