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Thread: How would I know if I blew out my chip?




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    Would it be obvious, aka the computer just wouldn't start and BIOS wouldn't POST, or would it start up act funny and then shut down?

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    Are you talking about the chipset on the motherboard? I would imagine that the system wouldn't even POST at all. I can't say for sure, though, since I haven't had the opportunity to blow up a motherboard (yet).
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    It would most likely startup and start beeping beep codes at you.
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    That's if power was even getting to the board....
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    I'm talking about the cpu. If my pentium chip was blown out. Sorry for the confusion.

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    Black screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tweak
    Black screen.
    :laugh: :laugh: LOL :laugh: :laugh:
    You sound like one who speaks from experience.
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    :laugh: That was funny.."Black Screen" ...can't get any simpler than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yohhan
    I'm talking about the cpu. If my pentium chip was blown out. Sorry for the confusion.
    If your CPU is blown...The Mainboard will give you a series of codes, known as "Beep Codes"

    Depending on what BIOS your mainboard uses will determine what codes will be sounded..

    For more information on the codes visit...


    http://www.pcmech.com/show/troubleshoot/14/


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    Yup, if it is JUST the CPU, you will get beep codes... If it is damage from improper HSF attachment, then you wont get jack, as the Mainboard is dead as well.. power surge... well.. it might spin the fans, but not much else..

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