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Phenom II x4 945 good?

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May 5, 2012 1:04:12 AM

I want to ask if this CPU is worth it or not. I will be sticking with the stock cooler because I won't be doing any overclocking. It's on sale for $89 on directcanada. This is one of the highest CPU's I can get to support my motherboard. Will the CPU fry in two days? My AMD athlon II x3 completely got fried in 3days with the stock cooler and the crappy thermal compound.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10360AC9621&v...

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May 5, 2012 1:08:10 AM

Hello fengpwns;

As a replacement PSU for an Athlon X3 it's a pretty good deal.
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May 5, 2012 1:09:31 AM

fengpwns said:
My AMD athlon II x3 completely got fried in 3days with the stock cooler and the crappy thermal compound
Any chance you damaged the socket area or the motherboard as well?
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May 5, 2012 1:12:39 AM

WR2 said:
Any chance you damaged the socket area or the motherboard as well?

That, I'm not sure. My naked eye cannot inspect over 400pins in a small area. Any techniques to do that?
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May 5, 2012 1:17:24 AM

My favorite technique is using an known good working spare CPU - something worth just a couple of $$.
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May 5, 2012 1:30:29 AM

WR2 said:
My favorite technique is using an known good working spare CPU - something worth just a couple of $$.

Yup, tried it. It works fine, does it mean that the CPU has some kind of problem?
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May 5, 2012 1:57:57 AM

That pretty much confirms that damage was to the CPU only.
Socket and MB should be fine.
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