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when buying used i5 or i3 processor what to look for?

I am planning to buy new processor G3240 or used i5-4570 processor(with international warranty which mean nothing in my country, unless u buy locally).
so when buying used processor (including ram, motherboard) what should i be looking for.
I will be getting checking warranty which is few hours but that not really helps.

can processor get burned or damaged like motherboard n power supply does?

and will local psu of 450w handles i5 as well?
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  1. I wouldn't worry about a burned CPU. If it's damaged in any way shape or form there's a good chance it's not going to work from the get go. If you can, have the seller show you that the parts your going to buy are working. Have him or her turn on the pc and show you the parts are being defected. Be careful if you do buy used. If the previous owner ran an overclock on the CPU and or RAM, it could in theory shorten the life of that part.
  2. thunderdan602 said:
    I wouldn't worry about a burned CPU. If it's damaged in any way shape or form there's a good chance it's not going to work from the get go. If you can, have the seller show you that the parts your going to buy are working. Have him or her turn on the pc and show you the parts are being defected. Be careful if you do buy used. If the previous owner ran an overclock on the CPU and or RAM, it could in theory shorten the life of that part.


    hmm.. good idea i will check it on there system first. And they will never tell if they overclocked. so how to check in bios if it has been overclocked. i want to have it last for atleast 3 years.

    and what abt the local psu (standard atx psu made in china) will it be enough to handle playing good games online n offline. as i would like to play batman arkham city n cod ghost.

    As i am getting tired on my ipad 4, due to connecting issue on it.
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    vampelle said:
    thunderdan602 said:
    I wouldn't worry about a burned CPU. If it's damaged in any way shape or form there's a good chance it's not going to work from the get go. If you can, have the seller show you that the parts your going to buy are working. Have him or her turn on the pc and show you the parts are being defected. Be careful if you do buy used. If the previous owner ran an overclock on the CPU and or RAM, it could in theory shorten the life of that part.


    hmm.. good idea i will check it on there system first. And they will never tell if they overclocked. so how to check in bios if it has been overclocked. i want to have it last for atleast 3 years.

    and what abt the local psu (standard atx psu made in china) will it be enough to handle playing good games online n offline. as i would like to play batman arkham city n cod ghost.

    As i am getting tired on my ipad 4, due to connecting issue on it.


    There is no way tell in the bios if someone was overclocking any components. Sorry. That's the risk of you buy used.

    As for that power supply, I wouldn't use it. A substandard power supply can fry your whole system. It's just not worth it.
  4. thunderdan602 said:
    vampelle said:
    thunderdan602 said:
    I wouldn't worry about a burned CPU. If it's damaged in any way shape or form there's a good chance it's not going to work from the get go. If you can, have the seller show you that the parts your going to buy are working. Have him or her turn on the pc and show you the parts are being defected. Be careful if you do buy used. If the previous owner ran an overclock on the CPU and or RAM, it could in theory shorten the life of that part.


    hmm.. good idea i will check it on there system first. And they will never tell if they overclocked. so how to check in bios if it has been overclocked. i want to have it last for atleast 3 years.

    and what abt the local psu (standard atx psu made in china) will it be enough to handle playing good games online n offline. as i would like to play batman arkham city n cod ghost.

    As i am getting tired on my ipad 4, due to connecting issue on it.


    There is no way tell in the bios if someone was overclocking any components. Sorry. That's the risk of you buy used.

    As for that power supply, I wouldn't use it. A substandard power supply can fry your whole system. It's just not worth it.


    alright thanks. so i have old cooler master psu 450 and still working will it work with 4th gen. product no., Rs-430-pcar. by cooler master ATX 12v W/O PFC.

    if not than which one should i go for. 450w or 500w? as they will effect my pc budget.
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