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Testing a bad CPU with a good motherboard. Can I screw it up?

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July 24, 2012 6:04:00 PM

So a couple of days ago (for those of you that saw the thread) I managed to destroy my motherboard and I think the CPU. I was looking over it, tried cleaning off the messed up part and the only problem it seems to have is that it's missing one of those gold connector patches. I tried looking for a diagram for LGA 1366 CPU's but couldn't seem to find one.

This picture shows that there are a couple of problems but after taking a second look, the only one is the big one you see towards the middle right.

http://cheesin.org/pics/CPU2.jpg

Will this function? Is it worth testing it in a new motherboard or can it possibly screw up the motherboard as well?

Thanks
Peter

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July 24, 2012 6:20:33 PM

Hi :) 

We NEVER test a bad cpu in a NEW motherboard...its too expensive a risk...and yes, it can take out the new board...

All the best Brett :) 
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July 24, 2012 6:24:58 PM

oh yeah! i remember you now. I would take it to a store and have them test it for 30 bucks or w/e it is truthfully. No risk that way!
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July 24, 2012 6:43:09 PM

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July 24, 2012 6:43:41 PM

cool thanks a lot
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July 24, 2012 8:53:33 PM

Hi :) 

Most shops like mine will NOT test CPU`s ....as the only way is to possibly ruin a new motherboard....you may well not find a store that will even consider testing it....

All the best Brett :) 
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July 24, 2012 9:01:09 PM

is there a diagram that tells you what pins/patches do what? something i can look at? I've seen posts that can tell ya whether you're screwed or whether you'll be somewhat ablet o run
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