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Damaged CPU ?

I recently bought a used Intel G1610/MSI mobo combo. When I recently looked at the CPU, I noticed what looks like damage on the bottom. I've included a link with a photo. Will this affect the CPU? I've only been able to enter the BIOS. I don't have a hard drive or OS yet. When I entered the BIOS, the CPU was recognized. Below is a link of the photo of the CPU. You can see where it looks like a puncture of some sort on the left hand side.

http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/Cville_1/media/CPU3_zps0430386d.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
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  1. If you are able to enter the BIOS, that means your computer made it though POST, which basically means you shouldn't have any problems. I wouldn't worry about it
  2. Look i wud reccomend u to get the os and hdd
    Then install prime 95
    Run small ftts test for around 12 hours
    This will rigourously test the cpu
    If it passes that test there is nothing to worry about
  3. The picture appears to be a slightly damaged pin. I think it's a scenario where it will either work or not work. If the pin isn't connected there's a very good chance that the PC will not power on at all.
  4. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    Look i wud reccomend u to get the os and hdd
    Then install prime 95
    Run small ftts test for around 12 hours
    This will rigourously test the cpu
    If it passes that test there is nothing to worry about


    Do you know if I could run this test with a bootable Unbuntu USB? Or maybe some sort of bootable Linux CD/USB? I was building the PC to sell (mainly for hobby since I really can't make anything); however, if it didn't sell, I was going to load an Unbuntu OS....didn't really want to waste $80 on another W7 computer since I already have a good one.
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  6. Sn1992-1361850 said:


    Thanks. Sorry for the long delay in reply. I read about the above solution after posting this. I'll have to do some Youtube searches as I've never run a stress test on a CPU.
  7. Thats not a big deal just run it for few mins to be sure and then run long tests


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