<blockquote><font size=1>Svar på:</font><hr><p>How do you know if your CPU is DOA?<p><hr></blockquote><p>1.Remove your heatsink.
2.Wipe away the thermal paste.
3.If you can read the inscription <b>AMD</b> somewhere on the surface of the CPU, it most likely is DOA.
4.It may require a nasty cleansing solvent to remove the soot.
<blockquote><font size=1>Svar på:</font><hr><p>Rubbing alcohol will do just fine. You really don't know what you're talking about, right?<p><hr></blockquote><p>You're absolutely right, I was just quoting my theory-book. It's better to listen to hands-on experience, I admit. :wink:
This is what happend when I fried my CPU:
Pressing power button makes drives start and fans turning, but you won't hear a beep even if you pull the mem/videocard out before powering up, and ofcourse the motherboard wont POST with a fried CPU. Also I couldn't shutdown the power with the normal powerbutton, I had to shut off the powersupply.
My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground .
Also don't forget to check out the voltage selector switch on the back of your PSU. I built one recently that the selector was set to 220 VAC and was pulling my hair out until i noticed that. It made me feal like an idiot since i have previously built many systems.
"Intel people buy their computers to learn. AMD people build theirs because they already have."