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I recently purchased a I-7 4770k for my first computer build. The first time I tried to boot it, I had motherboard issues. I ended up replacing the Mobo, but kept the CPU. Never did get it to boot. I ended up frying everything attached to the motherboard except for my SSD and Ram.

Putting the parts into a new system and it was working great, until I tried to use a USB hub that was fried from the first MOBO.

I replaced everything on the build and it's all working great now- however I am curious about the CPU. It was brand new in box, and for all I know still works. However I do not want to put it into my system, for fear it may damage something.

I get a lot of mixed answers on the question. Everything from "you can't damage anything with a bad cpu" to "you'll damage it all and cause world war three."

Regardless, i've got to know if it's O.K.
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    If you fried anything, frying comes from a bad PSU or mobo. You could have fried your mobo with a bad PSU, and fried your CPU with a bad mobo. Definitely try to tell Intel about this issue, and get them to replace it for you. It can't hurt. But it definitely sounds like you had a LOT of issues...

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  2. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/19792/Intel-Processor-Diagnostic-Tool-64-bit-
    and
    Memtest www.memtest.org

    The INTEL test will confirm any issues with the CPU. It will stress, and run a serious of commands to verify all the parts of your CPU. Running MEMTEST requires a USB or DVD burn and possibly for you to change the BIOS boot order.

    *run MEMTEST first. If it was defective then the CPU could also report errors when running the Intel test.
  3. Prozon said:
    I recently purchased a I-7 4770k for my first computer build. The first time I tried to boot it, I had motherboard issues. I ended up replacing the Mobo, but kept the CPU. Never did get it to boot. I ended up frying everything attached to the motherboard except for my SSD and Ram.

    Putting the parts into a new system and it was working great, until I tried to use a USB hub that was fried from the first MOBO.

    I replaced everything on the build and it's all working great now- however I am curious about the CPU. It was brand new in box, and for all I know still works. However I do not want to put it into my system, for fear it may damage something.

    I get a lot of mixed answers on the question. Everything from "you can't damage anything with a bad cpu" to "you'll damage it all and cause world war three."

    Regardless, i've got to know if it's O.K.


    just install it too another pc and check it how its work if pc install windows 8 then go to task manager and see all the readings .
  4. Damn, I did not mean to select that as a best answer. Sorry about that.

    space55 said:
    If you fried anything, frying comes from a bad PSU or mobo. You could have fried your mobo with a bad PSU, and fried your CPU with a bad mobo. Definitely try to tell Intel about this issue, and get them to replace it for you. It can't hurt. But it definitely sounds like you had a LOT of issues...

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    Space

    The issue stemmed from my original MOBO. Lol. Not really a lot of issues, just from the same root issue.

    Quite possibly damaged the CPU with the old Mobo, but like I said.. I want to get it tested lol.


    My whole point here is that I do NOT WANT TO PUT IT IN MY PC! I can't run tests on it if I don't plug it in. Kind of curious if there's a "tester" you can buy similar to a PSU tester or the like. I just don't want to fry a mobo because the CPU is bad.
  5. Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool Hot CPU Tester install both hardware into different pcs then see what it not working
  6. Hey,
    I don't think you would fry a motherboard with a bad CPU.

    I've never heard of anybody frying a system with a modern defective CPU.

    I've encountered them before and it simply prevented the PC from starting or depending on the model I might get an LED or digital code displayed telling me the problem.
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