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Help!!! cooked up my athlon 1000

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November 15, 2004 9:16:39 PM

My athlon 1000 died after half an hour of work. i dont know about what happened but the cpu is dead.

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November 15, 2004 10:45:36 PM

Nothing like the smell of fried CPU.
November 16, 2004 2:00:45 AM

Get a 1.3ghz. much better chip anyway.

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November 16, 2004 6:29:09 AM

how do you know it's the CPU? What are the symptoms exactly?

It's unlikely your CPU would just spontaneously fry after months/years of faithful service, unless the HSF fell off, but if that was the case then it wouldn't work for half an hour. more like 5 seconds.

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November 16, 2004 8:53:46 PM

i forgot to tell ya. the hsf was at the bottom of the case and the die was cracked
November 16, 2004 10:13:00 PM

Sound like a problem with the RAM. Make sure that pushed in all the way.

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November 16, 2004 11:40:31 PM

If you use too big a battering ram, the die will crack, and make the hsf fall off. Personally, I like the ones with the gargoyle heads.
November 17, 2004 8:58:56 AM

bit odd that it'd just fall off like that (without being dropped or whatever)...

Have one or more of the little plastic lugs come off the socket? if more than just the one in the middle are missing then it's new mobo time. Besides, it's always possible that the chip cooked something else while it was toasting and the mobo's dead anyway...

I've only ever seen this happen as a result of Heavy-handed couriers. the bastards.

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November 17, 2004 8:59:57 AM

And flames coming from the nostrils. They always help.

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November 17, 2004 9:24:35 PM

So what kind of assistance are you seeking? You know the chip is completely toast from what you said in your second post... so you can't be asking if it's dead or of it's repairable...

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November 22, 2004 1:56:27 AM

good damn point. what happened was that the clip went loose, the hsf fell on the ram knocking it out and making the die crack
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