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    I was wondering were I can go to get my processor tested. After waiting almost 1 1/2 months for my MoBo, it turns out it wasnt the MoBo, but the processor instead, or at least i think it is. Basically when I power on the MoBo, everything turns on but nothing comes up, no post screen, no beeps, no nothing. I have to assume the processor over heated and died somehow. Wonder why the MoBo doesnt say that the processor is bad, in the past most MoBos do that.

    Does Best Buy do that?
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    if the processor is bad, it cannot process anything, so it cannot do anything like warn you the processor is bad. The CPU is needed to even POST because it does the processing.

    If it is not starting though that can be many things.

    It can be the BIOS doesnt support the processor even though the motherboard does. In that case you need to download the new firmware, put in an older processor that is supported, flash the BIOS and then put your new one in.

    It could be that your RAM isn't supported. If the RAM isnt supported some motherboards beep some dont. Some error out, and never initialize the video.

    Which brings another point, how are you testing nothing happens? Just by trying to watch the monitor?

    Anyways, only way to test the processor is to put the processor in another known working, known stable system with an equal processor. If the system doesnt work then it is the processor. If it does work, then it is something else on the PC.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
      if the processor is bad, it cannot process anything, so it cannot do anything like warn you the processor is bad. The CPU is needed to even POST because it does the processing.

      If it is not starting though that can be many things.


      It can be the BIOS doesnt support the processor even though the motherboard does. In that case you need to download the new firmware, put in an older processor that is supported, flash the BIOS and then put your new one in.
      I checked with IEI before buying the processor. Remember the system was running before with this processor. On my old MoBo the BIOS was version 1.4... Now on this new more advanced version, its BIOS v2.0

      It could be that your RAM isn't supported. If the RAM isnt supported some motherboards beep some dont. Some error out, and never initialize the video.
      Can some type of surge kill the RAM? I am going to buy new RAM sticks and see if that helps, i know that the GPU uses some of the RAM. I know it was the right RAM because it worked before and was recommened by IEI.

      Which brings another point, how are you testing nothing happens? Just by trying to watch the monitor?
      I am listening for beeps (there are none) and i see everything power on, DVD Rom, HDD, USB hubs and what not. The screen will come out of stand by then immediately go back into stand by.

      Anyways, only way to test the processor is to put the processor in another known working, known stable system with an equal processor. If the system doesnt work then it is the processor. If it does work, then it is something else on the PC.
      OH wow, dont know anyone that has a Turion based system! I'll just buy a new processor.... even though I paid 100.00 back then, I can get a new one for 45.00 nowadays. I will try that, also order a new processor fan. If that doesnt work, I'll try the RAM. If none of those work, i will be forced to switch to a Intel based board. There arent to many AMD boards that have all the features i want.
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      • #4
        OK, I did a ton of ready and it turns out AMDs are prown to death if you use to much thermal grease. I most def used to much. The thermal greese, especially if it has silver in it, will short circuit the processor. Now that I know how to properly apply the greese, I have ordered a faster processor (not by much). I use to have a AMD Turion X2 TL-56 1.8 GHZ, now I going with a AMD Turion X2 TL-58 1.9 GHZ. Only cost 45.00 which includes shipping.

        I had a question though. i wanted to replace the GPU passive heatsink on the board, do you think i can put one of these on there?

        Its made for NorthBridge chipsets, but it is the smallest one that will fit in the small space on the MoBo. GPU fans are all too big.

        Ive also decided to replace the IEI heatsink with this one from logic supply, which uses a blower fan. i have never seen a blower fan on a CPU, are they any good?

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        • #5
          Most laptops and a lot of small form-factor desktops use blower fans on the heatsink. Make sure you know where the air is being blown. It wouldn't be helpful if it blew right on the gpu.
          xb_mini

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          • #6
            Originally posted by scatebase View Post
            Most laptops and a lot of small form-factor desktops use blower fans on the heatsink. Make sure you know where the air is being blown. It wouldn't be helpful if it blew right on the gpu.
            I intend to have it blow towards the back of the case, were 2 fans will draw it out. I am more concerned with the GPU, I wonder If I can use that heatsink.
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            • #7
              I checked through your worklog, but still had a hard time isolating what Mobo you're using (you've changed quite a lot since last I looked). Is it running onboard graphics or is this a Graphics Card you're wanting to actively cool?

              I checked the link on your picture for your desired GPU heatsink and fan, but Tigerdirect is a big website and I couldn't figure out which heatsink/fan combo that picture was. Could you provide a link to the heatsink itself?
              Bonus points for links to the motherboard or graphics card.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Neophyte_1984 View Post
                I checked through your worklog, but still had a hard time isolating what Mobo you're using (you've changed quite a lot since last I looked). Is it running onboard graphics or is this a Graphics Card you're wanting to actively cool?

                I checked the link on your picture for your desired GPU heatsink and fan, but Tigerdirect is a big website and I couldn't figure out which heatsink/fan combo that picture was. Could you provide a link to the heatsink itself?
                Bonus points for links to the motherboard or graphics card.
                My bad the graphics card is embeded (onboard). Its a ATI Radeon Express 1250 series. I think there is a flaw with the way they made the MoBo. For the GPU heatsink, they are using thermal tape, it literally wasnt making proper contant, its hard as a rock. I have carefully removed the tape off the GPU. I am having issues finding a heat sink that will fit the area. I may fight and get the paste off the original heat sink, but its really on there. I may soak it in alcohol. I think maybe I will just go with the blower CPU fan.

                Here is the link to the Thermaltake: http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1305&ID=1610

                Here is the picture of the MoBo... The black heat sink is the GPU....

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