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PLEASE HELP Burn Processor

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January 23, 2010 10:45:50 AM

Yesterday I upgraded from my old 500watts power supply with the 4-pin Atx12volt cable to a 750watts power supply with the atx12volts 4-pin and 8-pin EPS12volts cables. I removed the cap from the 8-pin atx12v connector on my crosshair motherboard and the 8-pin Eps12volts cable into the connector. I powered up the motherboard and it didnt boot and then I got a burnt scent. I carried my PC by a technician and he said the processor burned and I should buy a new one. Can anyone tell me if I bought a new processor will it also burn? :cry: 

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January 23, 2010 11:00:35 AM

You need to have someone else install it for you and check your power supply and board connections. Some folks aren't cut out for building their own, and you can't afford to burn another cpu.
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January 23, 2010 11:05:28 AM

The cpu is probably fine ... more likely you damaged the motherboard.



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January 23, 2010 11:51:39 AM

A fried CPU would probably not make a burned smell. More likely, PSU or motherboard.
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January 23, 2010 1:03:33 PM

^+3
Same as that people said...
BTW, what is your current PSU? brand? model?
January 23, 2010 1:23:04 PM

wa1 said:
^+3
Same as that people said...
BTW, what is your current PSU? brand? model?


I smelt the processor for myself and it really does have a strong burnt scent on it. My new power supply is the Antec TruePower Series 750watts TP-750.