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March 18, 2010 11:02:00 PM

ok so i used this program CpuID to check my processor after a pin broke off it. the processor is a Phenom ii x4 @3.2ghz and this is what i got

CLOCKS:
Core speed 800mhz
Multiplier x4.0
Bus Speed 200mhz
Ht Link 2000mhz

is this normal?
everything seems to be running fine and iv had no crashes or anything. but im wondering about the core clock

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March 18, 2010 11:05:07 PM

Did you try running Prime 95 or something CPU intensive it might be AMDs cool and queit it should jump up to full speed with a cpu intensive program running.
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March 19, 2010 4:50:10 AM

If the processor passes stability tests, then it's probably fine.

Most processors have some redundant pins--those used for power or electrical grounding, perhaps. Occasionally, a broken pin will not result in any malfunction. Consider yourself lucky.
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March 19, 2010 4:53:36 AM

well for one, thats the cool n quiet running it at 800 mghz, i have the same proc, turn it off and see what it says
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March 19, 2010 6:12:37 AM

You lucky son of a gun... One broken pin and mine was a gonner...
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March 19, 2010 9:10:38 AM

Well the missing pin might become a issue in certain cases, but if its booting and running it looks like you are safe. So far thats 800MHz, as said before is just Cool'N'Quiet down clocking for lower temps and power usage.

I would keep an eye on it though. Any weird behavior or crashes could result in something worse.
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March 19, 2010 12:27:57 PM

Back up your data just in case, but if it looks fine, think yourself lucky!
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March 19, 2010 12:55:06 PM

ok what i tryed doing is running Crysis, and immediately it jumped to 3200mhz. so i guess its all good. thanx for your help everyone. and i must be crazy lucky because it turns out i have 2! broken pins. not just 1
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March 19, 2010 9:28:45 PM

Here's a question: does your ram check out?
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March 19, 2010 10:13:41 PM

As long as your CPU can pass Prime95 you are safe and a very lucky individual.
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August 3, 2010 11:53:40 PM

Best answer selected by CrysisComa.
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