What would be a good replacement CPU?

August 29, 2011 at 21:29:01
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premum 32-bit, AMD Athlon 64/1 GB DDR2
Alright, so my friend has this Gateway eMachines W5243. What's a good replacement processor for it, because this one seems to be shot.

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#1
August 30, 2011 at 00:19:26
How did u know the processor is bad?

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#2
August 30, 2011 at 21:09:10
Well, it shuts off right after boot. Like, it'll get to the logon screen and *just* shut off like someone's pulling the plug. We know it isn't the psu, because we tested my CX600 in it along with a noncompatible cpu, and it just appeared dead. We tested it with the original cpu and my psu, and it still shut off.
I had a friend who is a computer tech read this topic, and he said to look for bumpy capacitors, and both of my friend's capacitors were bumpy... so now we're thinking he needs a whole new motherboard.

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#3
August 31, 2011 at 08:53:42
Sounds like CPU is overheating, start by checking CPU temp in BIOS.

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#4
August 31, 2011 at 21:32:04
We have, and they're all normal readings.

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#5
August 31, 2011 at 22:25:32
We have, and they're all normal readings
Post them.

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#6
September 2, 2011 at 00:05:25
We could if it would even power up now. I'll ask him if he remembers what they were. I think they were around 90ยบ F.

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