Solved Serial No. & Year of Manufacture of AMD Processor?

May 19, 2012 at 06:15:04
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, AMD Athalon
Please can anyone tell me how can I find the Serial No. & Year of Manufacture of my 2.70 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ ? Is it written on the CPU ? Or is there any Software which will tell me this information ? Or will the AMD Website tell this to me ?

I Only want the above mentioned details for the PROCESSOR & nothing else .


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May 21, 2012 at 18:49:55
I doubt there is anything wrong with the CPU. As kuwese said, they either work or they don't. There is no in-between. That fact that it boots for a few seconds means the CPU is fine. The problem is probably the CPU cooler. Either the fan is bad, it's all dust clogged, or the heatsink got knocked loose. Why don't you open the case & have a look? All the tech has to do is fix the heatsink/fan & charge you for a CPU, even though you still have the exact same one!


#1
May 19, 2012 at 07:24:43
If you want to know exactly which CPU you have, remove the heatsink & get the model number from the top of the CPU. However, there were only a couple versions of the X2 5200+ that ran at 2.7GHz but the stepping code (revision) may vary.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-...

http://www.techpowerup.com/cpudb/47...

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AM...

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AM...


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#2
May 19, 2012 at 07:45:46
You can't get the serial number of modern cpus. You could do this on Pentium IIIs but the facility was withdrawn because of privacy concerns. Perhaps if you could explain why you want this information an alternative solution could be suggested.

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#3
May 19, 2012 at 08:40:17
Sometime back my System started immediately shutting off within 2 to 3 seconds after I started it . I called up a technician & after checking the system , he told me that the CPU had become faulty and needed to be replaced . He said this happened very , very rarely . He said he would courier the CPU to the Company & would ask for a replacement since it was still under warranty . He said he would call me once the Replacement arrives .

Either he could be telling the truth or he could be lying . My doubt is that It could simply be just a simple motherboard issue resolvable quite easily by repairing the motherboard . In this case he would be able to charge only U.S.$ 7.5 . However , by inventing this story of the CPU having to be sent to the Company & a replacement ordered , he will be able to charge me U.S.$ 15 . Moreover , what if my CPU was in excellent condition & he replaces it with a much older one ?

I have the Serial Number of the Original CPU which he says he has sent to the Company for a Replacement . If , the Serial Number of the new CPU turns out to be the same , then he has definitely lied to me .

Therefore , I would also like to have a name of some site where I could know the Year Of Manufacture of a CPU when I punch in it's Serial Number .

Hope I have made myself clear .


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#4
May 19, 2012 at 10:38:22
If you have the serial number of the CPU then you must already have some means of getting this information!

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#5
May 19, 2012 at 13:52:37
I doubt there's anything wrong with the CPU or the motherboard. My guess is the CPU is overheating & immediately shutting the system down to prevent itself from burning out. That would mean there is (or was) a major problem with the heatsink installation.

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#6
May 20, 2012 at 04:11:41
Slap the technician.
CPU - They either work or don't work at all.
I agree with riider.

iJack
Are u sure? i remember this info is printed(serial, manufactured date & place) on top of the heat spreader. I saw this in P4 chip.

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#7
May 20, 2012 at 13:06:13
I must admit that I was thinking about software retrieval.

What puzzles me is that the OP knows the serial no. of his original processor. How? And why can't he use the same method to find the Serial no. of the new one?

Personally I would say that if the computer is repaired and it costs only $15 that's an amazing deal.


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#8
May 20, 2012 at 14:39:15
http://translate.googleusercontent....

Personally I would say that if the computer is repaired and it costs only $15 that's an amazing deal.
In some places $15 is a lot.

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#9
May 21, 2012 at 07:14:41
I am from India . My system is an assembled one . I have the Serial Number of the Original CPU because it was printed in the Bill when I bought the P.C. Hope I have removed ijack's Confusion .

Well , I agree that even for me , 15$ is not a huge amount by any means but my concern is that what if the technician has fooled me and replaces my Original Processor with some older one .(Although from somewhere on the Net , I found out that the "2.70 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+" was first released in October ,2007 .) So , my sense is that once I run Belarc Advisor on the repaired P.C. , and if it says that the Processor is "2.70 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+" , then obvoiusly , he couldn't have put a processor older than October , 2007 . (My Original Processor was manufactured in 2009 - That's what the technician told me . He said there is some website in which , when you type in the Serial No. of the Processor , it gives the Year of Manufacture ) .

I think what I will do is , when he calls me up & tells me that the new Processor has arrived & tells me to go to him with the rest of the system so he can install the Replaced Processor on the P.C. , I will first check the Serial Number of the new Processor (some one told me it is printed on the back of the Processor ) . If it is the same , then he is DEFINITELY fooling me . If not , I will tell him to type in the Serial No. of the Replaced Processor in the website that he was telling me , so that I can know it's year of manufacture !


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#10
May 21, 2012 at 14:59:55
He said there is some website in which , when you type in the Serial No. of the Processor , it gives the Year of Manufacture
http://www.cpu-world.com/info/AMD/A...

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#11
May 21, 2012 at 18:49:55
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I doubt there is anything wrong with the CPU. As kuwese said, they either work or they don't. There is no in-between. That fact that it boots for a few seconds means the CPU is fine. The problem is probably the CPU cooler. Either the fan is bad, it's all dust clogged, or the heatsink got knocked loose. Why don't you open the case & have a look? All the tech has to do is fix the heatsink/fan & charge you for a CPU, even though you still have the exact same one!

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#12
May 22, 2012 at 01:10:21
Gosh , wish I knew more about Computer hardware (For e.g. , how to open/refit heatsink , cooler , fan ,etc ) . In that case , at least no technician would have been to fool me . Also , I wouldn't have been pestering you guys just to save 7.5$ !! Guess one should be prepared for these sort of things when one by himself does not know how to diagnize & repair his own device .

Anyway , as I said I still have a way of checking up what Processor he's giving me (The website he says that gives the Year of Manufacture of the Processor) . Otherwise , it's fine - I'll just reconcile to the fact that I was duped of 7.5$ & now have a Processor that's probably older by about a year or so than the one that I originally had .


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#13
May 22, 2012 at 01:15:24
By the way , I tried putting in the Serial No. (9196944C90091) in the Link that kuwese mentions . However , it simply returns - " 0 matches " .

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#14
May 22, 2012 at 06:18:04
When you don't know anything about computer hardware, you're at the mercy of the tech/repair guy. Personally, I don't think there is anything wrong with your CPU. It's almost impossible to diagnose a problem over the phone, so I'd be suspicious of anyone who tells you the CPU is bad without actually testing the computer. I suggest you find another repair shop. BTW, here's what the top of a CPU looks like:

http://www.techpowerup.com/cpudb/im...

If you google that model number, you'll find that particular CPU is the older Windsor 5200+ that runs at 2.6GHz:

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AM...

http://www.cpu-world.com/info/id/AM...


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#15
May 24, 2012 at 07:59:13
Thanks all of you for your answers .

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