Uh oh... my AMD is bad.. what do I do?

I purchased a retail 1 Ghz AMD Chip this summer. The other day I couldnt get my computer to boot so I tested all the parts and I cannot get my processor to run in any system so I think it has gone bad. It was a retail model so what do I do now? Will AMD replace it? Has anyone had to go through this ??? Please help who do I contact etc...

thanks

Madison Major
ECE University of Illinois
mtmajor@uiuc.edu
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  1. Your vendor will provide info on this, alernatively try <A HREF="http://www.amd.com" target="_new">http://www.amd.com</A>

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  2. That's most unlikely; an AMD CPU which just stops working without any reason ??? Just like that, unprovoked ???

    Come on man, pull yourself together.
  3. OMFG, casting call for all flamers!


    *sheesh*

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  4. My thought exactly.

    I suspect that as long as the core isn't chipped, there should be no problem returning the thing. Last time I saw something like this happen, a faulty SunPower PSU was to blame. At the time, it was just one of those weeks. =/

    Kelledin
    <A HREF="http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/" target="_new">LFS</A>: "You don't eat or sleep or mow the lawn; you just hack your distro all day long."
  5. From looking at the posts since I've been here, it looks like a lot of problems can be attributed to shoddy or insufficient PSU's.

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  6. Absolutely true.

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  7. We must be good guys. We share the same first name.

    <font color=blue>Remember. You get what you pay for. All advice here is free.</font color=blue>
  8. correct.

    generally, you dont need a powerful PSU, just a QUALITY one.

    ive personally seen an example where a 350W generic PSU cauzed ALOT of serious stability issues. replacement with enermax killed 95% of the problems.

    Excuse me for a moment. I need to drive my ergonomic wheely chair over a sheet of bubble wrap!
  9. enermax is god!


    FREE POST!

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    No Overclock+stock hsf=GOOD!
  10. enermax 550W mmmmm
    had to get the best...
    now add a swiftech MCX462...

    my PC is a work of art

    Excuse me for a moment. I need to drive my ergonomic wheely chair over a sheet of bubble wrap!
  11. lol nobody need a 550W PSU, lol.
    you guys are crazy, cut that PSU crap.
    a nice 300/350 is anough, althogh if you use alot of colling or your planing to, get a 350/400W PSU, enermax are good thogh expansive.

    i for one, bought my 300W psu from a friend which is stripped off an OEM box, it works just fine!

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  12. What all does the warranty cover? I am not sure what happened to the processor because it was not in my care when it messed up. What if it over heated or the fan came unplugged? Does the warranty still cover this?

    Thanks

    Madison Major
    ECE University of Illinois
    mtmajor@uiuc.edu
  13. Can you play dumb?

    defrage is child's play-fdisk
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