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ok so i was bored and had a lot of spare parts around and decided to put them together into a small rig mostly to see if the parts worked. only thing i lacked was some memory so i ended up using a 256mb stick from this computer. lets just say the parts didnt work as i had hoped. i iknow the psu is good and it did turn on so that wasnt the prob. there was an image on the monitor so i assume the video card works atleast to some extent. i believe the problem was with the cpu which is a AMD Athlon 1000 i turned it off after it was on for bout 3 sec because i started to smell an awful bunring smell, similar to melted plastic but with a hint of something else. well my idiot brother came in cause he smelled the burning and while smelling around accidently put his finger ontop of the cpu, he said iot was like touching an oven and then he ran to get ice and that was after it had already been tunred off for like half a minute so im thinking that the burning smell was caused by the cpu, agree?

oh and if ur wondering the mobo is a Abit KG7-Raid
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I'm guessing you didn't have a HSF on it, those CPU can die very quickly without cooling.
    
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well i didnt have the thing set up in a case and my ceiling fan was on, so i figured just having the thing on for 5 min to load windows wouldnt heat it up too bad, but if u think that with a hsf on it than it would be ok than ill give it a try
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Some say it only takes 7-9 seconds with out any cooling to kill a socket "A" ... never tried.
    
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well i didnt have the thing set up in a case and my ceiling fan was on, so i figured just having the thing on for 5 min to load windows wouldnt heat it up too bad, but if u think that with a hsf on it than it would be ok than ill give it a try
Burning smell = CPU is probably already dead.. but its worth a shot I guess... That was a pretty dumb thing to do IMO.. If I do anything like that with chips that have IHS on them, i put my finger on the chip and my other hand on the psu plug.. if the chip is too hot to touch, pull the plug,,
post #6 of 6
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ok i just putting on a vantec hsf that i wasnt using and fortunatly i happened to have some AS5 lying around as well. so im gonna try it again unless anyone can give me a reason not to or something im forgetting
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