Solved

damaged motherboard

Posted on 2000-05-08
5
448 Views
Last Modified: 2007-02-13
if i install a working cpu into a damaged motherboard, will i than damage the cpu?

rod
0
Comment
Question by:rodlea
5 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
RoadWarrior earned 50 total points
Comment Utility
Depends on how the motherboard is damaged, if it blew the last CPU, then don't go there! :-)

Apart from overclocking the CPU or running it overvoltage, CPU's are pretty tough really, they mainly succumb to heat induced failures. So power up the board with your fingers on the heatsink and if it gets real hot real quick, hit the button!

regards,

Road Warrior
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:pjknibbs
Comment Utility
Why do you want to install a good CPU in a fried mobo, out of interest? Even if the CPU doesn't get damaged it's hardly likely to give you a working machine at the end of the day.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:bossbruin
Comment Utility
just listening---interested in answer to pjknibbs' comment though i assume MB may not be damaged and rodlea wants to test it----make sure Voltage settings correct and follow roadwarrior's advice
0
 

Author Comment

by:rodlea
Comment Utility
my entire system has gone from working perfectly to nothing.  i think i have narrowed down the problem to either a motherboard failure or cpu burn out.  to me the only way to test which component has died is to insert potentially stuffed cpu into another working board, then if this works the cpu is ok and the other board is stuffed. alternatively,  insert another working cpu into potentially stuffed board.  if this works than the board is ok and the cpu is stuffed. trial and error.  any better suggestions are welcomed

rod
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:RoadWarrior
Comment Utility
That's a usual procedure, figured you were doing something like that.
0

Featured Post

How to improve team productivity

Quip adds documents, spreadsheets, and tasklists to your Slack experience
- Elevate ideas to Quip docs
- Share Quip docs in Slack
- Get notified of changes to your docs
- Available on iOS/Android/Desktop/Web
- Online/Offline

Join & Write a Comment

Is it worth it to buy an Echo? In a word, yes! For me it was definitely worth it. I use mine on a daily basis. Prologue & Privacy At first, I was very skeptical about the Amazon Echo. In general, I don't like voice assistants. I don't li…
In this article you will get to know about pros and cons of storage drives HDD, SSD and SSHD.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now