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How Can I Tell if Used CPU is Already Shot?


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#1 F-1DeskLamp

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 05:44 AM

If I have to go in blind on a CPU buy that is used without testing, is there any way to know it's shot or not?



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 05:46 AM

Generally there is no visible indication that a CPU in non-functional.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 06:31 AM

Considering all the components of a system...my thoughts would be that the CPU is the most reliable component for performing properly.

 

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:30 AM

Apart from obvious physical damage, probably not really.  Bent or missing pins, or scorch marks on the contact pads in the case of LGA processors.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:10 AM

I guess I can't really add anything new, the guys have covered it. In all the years I have been in IT (now retired) I have had only two CPUs blow out on me. That's a pretty good record. I have a drawer full of old CPUs going back to the Windows 95/98 days that still run perfectly. Just no equipment to go with them any more!  


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:40 PM

Alright.  That sounds good.  Thanks






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