How to tell if CPU is fried

Hi just wondering how can I tell if a CPU is fried? thanxs
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  1. The best way is to run your index finger of the die and see if it's coated in oil. Or run the processor under the kitchen faucet and see if water "beeds" up.
  2. just stick ur nose closer to the case n smell it ! i`m sure u can tell the difference between fried n unfried cpu !
  3. Plug it into another MB and test. I’ve seen processors with visible physical damage on them work.
  4. Quote:
    Oh wait, you can't see the core with IHS on modern processors now. :(

    IHS is the next worst thing to Prescott.
    Ineffcient piece of annoying crap that should be peeled off on every processor.

    Only a uber-clumsy F*ck can damage the core.


    ease of m8 i got a presscott lol :(
  5. earthling said:
    just stick ur nose closer to the case n smell it ! i`m sure u can tell the difference between fried n unfried cpu !


    will it smell diferent if it's ''roasted'' ??? :bounce:
  6. LOL..probably not.
    Best bet=find compatible mobo and try chip in it.
    or get same chip and try in mobo you have.
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