CPU broken?

Asus P5n-e sli motherboard
April 9, 2010 at 12:06:19
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3.4 GHz / 3070 MB
I use a core 2 quad q6600 and it has worked fine in my p5n-e sli for about 6 months now.

I tried to test my old core 2 duo e6600 (my previous processor, used in the same motherboard) in my motherboard to see if it worked as i couldn't remember if it was broken.

When i hit the power button after setting it all up everything lights up and the fans spin as normal but the cpu fan didn't quiet down after a few seconds as it usually does and i had no ASUS boot screen. The computer just didn't boot, just a blank screen forever.

I assumed the e6600 was broken but i didn't mind because finding that out was the point of me doing it.

However when i put my q6600 back in, the exact same thing happened. I've replaced it 5 or so times now to make sure everything is in the right place and I'm currently using an old 3.4ghz Pentium 4 in the same board and the computer works fine.

Does this mean that my q6600 is broken? I can't think of anything i did which would break it.

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April 9, 2010 at 13:07:39
"Does this mean that my q6600 is broken?"

No, it probably means you're not installing the heatsink correctly.

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April 9, 2010 at 13:11:45
I'm sure i've installed it properly, i've done this before using the same motherboard and heatsink quite a few times.

It only works when i have my p4 in. I only experience the problem with the e6600 and q6600.

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April 9, 2010 at 14:39:34
ESD damage?

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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April 9, 2010 at 15:51:56
i was worried about that.
would that mean the cpu is completely dead?

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April 9, 2010 at 19:12:21
I guess it could also be some bios issue with voltages or timings. Might recheck that just in case.

Without more tests I couldn't say. ESD is never good.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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