how to check a defective processor

i am building a computer and have bought a amd fx 8320. is there any way to check if it is defective without using it in a computer
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  1. guy123 said:
    i am building a computer and have bought a amd fx 8320. is there any way to check if it is defective without using it in a computer


    except checking for bent pins and scorch marks... Nope!
    but the probability of the MB taking damage from a defective CPU is low.
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