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UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New mobo and ram did NOT fix the problem. I ordered a new fx-6350 and just now dropped it in and whataya know, it fixed it. Now reading all 8 gigs again. Oh yes, for anyone wondering, YES my computer was ONLY using those 3.96 gigs of ram. My ram useage never peaked higher than that number and when it reached it, my computing performace became very slow and choppy. So even though it knew there was 8, it wasnt kidding about only 3.96 be useable.

I wish I knew what combo of damage that I had done that broke it. Curious if it was the drop damage or the bent pins.

Just glad I can call this case closed.

Now.. what to do with a damaged processor? I would sell it on here, but I dont meet the rep count. I guess I could put it on ebay..
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UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New mobo and ram did NOT fix the problem. I ordered a new fx-6350 and just now dropped it in and whataya know, it fixed it. Now reading all 8 gigs again. Oh yes, for anyone wondering, YES my computer was ONLY using those 3.96 gigs of ram. My ram useage never peaked higher than that number and when it reached it, my computing performace became very slow and choppy. So even though it knew there was 8, it wasnt kidding about only 3.96 be useable.

I wish I knew what combo of damage that I had done that broke it. Curious if it was the drop damage or the bent pins.

Just glad I can call this case closed.

Now.. what to do with a damaged processor? I would sell it on here, but I dont meet the rep count. I guess I could put it on ebay..


i'd put it on ebay, and just say it isn't showing up all the ram in my computer. someone will buy it.
post #53 of 56
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Originally Posted by timaishu View Post

UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New mobo and ram did NOT fix the problem. I ordered a new fx-6350 and just now dropped it in and whataya know, it fixed it. Now reading all 8 gigs again. Oh yes, for anyone wondering, YES my computer was ONLY using those 3.96 gigs of ram. My ram useage never peaked higher than that number and when it reached it, my computing performace became very slow and choppy. So even though it knew there was 8, it wasnt kidding about only 3.96 be useable.

I wish I knew what combo of damage that I had done that broke it. Curious if it was the drop damage or the bent pins.

Just glad I can call this case closed.

Now.. what to do with a damaged processor? I would sell it on here, but I dont meet the rep count. I guess I could put it on ebay..

Make it into a keychain like Dimaggio1103 did with his 3570K. LINK
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That would be novel, but it wouldn't really worked due to all the pins. Besides, I don't like the thought of turning a 130 dollar item into a keychain.

To ebay it goes. Not sure how much to start it at, as I would rather throw it in the trash than risk selling it for 99 cents. I figure maybe starting it at half price is fair?
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why didnt you try rmaing it at amd? tongue.gif
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That would be novel, but it wouldn't really worked due to all the pins. Besides, I don't like the thought of turning a 130 dollar item into a keychain.

To ebay it goes. Not sure how much to start it at, as I would rather throw it in the trash than risk selling it for 99 cents. I figure maybe starting it at half price is fair?

How much you asking for it? I doubt you will get more than $20-$50 for it. You can throw it on eBay, just throw me a link smile.gif
 
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