Cpu Core damaged??

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ipatriot

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Hi,

just some info wanted, i have been told that my AMD ATHLON XP2500 has core damage??

Please can someone explain what this is and how it happends??

Cheers ipatriot
 

crjdriver

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Look very carefully at the die; are there cracks etc? It happened either by dropping the chip and damaging the core or most likely by installing the hsf incorrectly. AMD has an excellent video available for download that shows how to install a hsf correctly.
 

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If you installed the hsf, then yes. Check AMD's site they have very good info on how to properly install the hsf. It is not difficult, however if done incorrectly it can damage the chip.

I see this most of the time when people try to install a hsf while the board is in the case. I always recommend pulling the mb to swap processors / install the hsf. It is more work, however you are much less likely to damage either the board or the chip when it is out of the case.
 
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