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Ruthless Jan 28, 2004, 11:26pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 28, 2004, 11:28pm EST

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I was messing with the ram timings and then the computer kept crashing. so I decided to stop for now, so I put everything default, and restarted the computer... Once I got to the windows screen it crashed and it kept on doing so, and I started freaking out, I took out my heatsink and processor and looked at the processor real close.... and I saw these black marks first I saw one I was like whats this. I touched it, it came off so I was like oh its nothing. Then I saw a couple more like right in between most of the bridges... and it was alot... anyways I found out the problem was my hardrive so I reformatted, and everything seems to be working fine. But I dont know if I messed up my cpu or whatever because I got a 3 year warranty and if I have to i'll try to replace it. freaked me out when I saw those little black burnt marks but it seems to be working just fine... im currently using it right now what do you guys think?

what do you guys think?


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Drizzit Jan 28, 2004, 11:33pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: I think i messed up my 2800 barton...
If all you changed was DRAM timings then there is no way that you did any harm to your CPU! DRAM is for your RAM!

Now if you were messing with CPU Freqency or CPU Vcore then maybe!!

Your CPU should be fine!

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>> Re: I think i messed up my 2800 barton...
driz is right....nothing you can do to your ram will affect the processor physically. The markings that you describe sound like the laser cut cache as it comes from the factory....however, if you actually touched the cpu and a piece came off then its likely that in removing the heat sink you damaged the core. It is possible since the amd core is very sensitive to uneven pressure. With your next cpu I might recommend a "NON" conductive shim and if you are using a motherboard which makes it difficult to remove the hsf due to the limited space between cpu and the power supply for the flathead screwdriver to fit then either try a case with a removable motherboard tray or simply remove the power supply to give you more space as you need to.
If you had been overvolting or overheating the core then it would simply melt inward (collapse) leaving nothing to be scooped up by your finger.

Brian Collinson Jan 29, 2004, 06:06am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: I think i messed up my 2800 barton...
I had the symptoms you describe when i baught a bad stick of memory. If your symptoms return try running a prog called memcheck(available on the net,sorry can't remember the site i got it) it will test and dignose your memory.
I aslo recently read an article about CPU's and heat which said that when the CPU is showing signs of heat stress it develops blue ish tinges on the cpu so I think you should be OK.

Bc.

Amir Saad Feb 17, 2004, 05:55am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: I think i messed up my 2800 barton...
www.memtest86.com


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