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computer doesn't post - CPU is cold on touch

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I'm testing my friends' cpu on an old mobo I had and which I don't know if it still works or not. My friend said that his computer could not post. I tried the cpu (AMD Athlon X2 5200+) on my mobo and it doesn't work either (but it could possibly be the motherboard as well). The CPU stays cold on touch (IIRC, a broken motherboard will still make the CPU hot so I guess the CPU is dead?)
What do you think the problem is?
Thanks
post #2 of 7
I take your motherboard works,right? So it must be the cpu.
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post #3 of 7
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If the cpu is cold, is the cpu broken or the mobo? Generally speaking...
post #4 of 7
if they board is toast enough it may not be sending any power to the CPU which will obviously not heat up because it is basically just sitting in a slot, doing as much as it would being a paper weight.

you really need to have two boards (one being the current and one being 100% working) and two chips (again, one current and one working) and troubleshoot from there. you may have had some power surge that somehow fried both. i feel like if the CPU was working at all it would heat up slightly but no heat could mean its not getting any power.

i probably repeated myself 3 or 4 times there but thats what i do smile.gif
post #5 of 7
Potential issues:

PSU
Mobo
CPU


If you have spares of each this will be a lot easier to test. Either way, the main problem is that the CPU just isn't getting any power. Check the motherboard for physical damage, and test the PSU in whatever way suits you, be that swapping it out with a known good or using a PSU tester.

Finally, remove the CPU and check the pins for damage. If there are no obvious faults after these basic checks, then it's probably the motherboard. I'd personally be pretty interested in the kind of troubleshooting AMD would recommend.
    
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Any word on what went wrong?
    
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post #7 of 7
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No idea. My friend hasn't touched his desktop for a while now. Will report back when he does smile.gif
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