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

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November 23, 2001 7:00:13 PM

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...

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Madison Major
ECE University of Illinois
mtmajor@uiuc.edu

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November 23, 2001 7:53:17 PM

Your vendor will provide info on this, alernatively try <A HREF="http://www.amd.com" target="_new">http://www.amd.com&lt;/A>

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November 23, 2001 8:01:19 PM

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

Come on man, pull yourself together.
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November 23, 2001 8:09:58 PM

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November 23, 2001 8:15:28 PM

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. =/

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November 23, 2001 8:19:23 PM

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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November 24, 2001 12:27:51 AM

Absolutely true.

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November 24, 2001 12:33:35 AM

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

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November 24, 2001 6:56:19 AM

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.

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November 24, 2001 10:12:09 AM

enermax is god!


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November 24, 2001 10:32:13 AM

enermax 550W mmmmm
had to get the best...
now add a swiftech MCX462...

my PC is a work of art

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November 24, 2001 11:40:56 AM

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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November 24, 2001 5:03:17 PM

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
November 24, 2001 9:45:37 PM

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