I've been working/building computers for friends and family and a few outsiders for years, years ago I had a Intel P4 SKT478 that was bad, it ran but caused all sorts of issues, and it was slower than a P2, lately I got a AMD X2 215 SKT X3 for my wifes computer and it was bad, that's 2 CPU's in 20 years, I was wondering how many bad Intel, or AMD chips have you seen in your life
Never have i had a CPU fail on me. I have seen one motherboard and one Graphics card die in my lifetime, and the motherboard died due to a bent pin and the video card that dies was an ATI x1300 that died due to experimental extreme overclocking
Ive been threw hundreds of processors Everything from Intel 80286, 386s,486s, Pentiums well you get the picture and i have never seen a bad one yet its always a motherboard or a graphics card that is faulty.
I didn't say it failed, I said bad out of the box, needless to say I don't overclock, but my equipment runs 24 hours a day for days at a time, sometimes a week at a time
well, this X3 215 BSOD's, CTD, on a regular basis, don't believe me then give me 50.00 USD and you can see for yourself, BTW I replaced the CPU w/X2 5000+ and it hasn't given me a moments problem since
and I am using a GigaByte GA-MA770-US3 which runs AM, AM2, and AM3, CPU's, on DDR2 memory, actually I have 3 of these motherboards, which speaks for itself