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Warning Signs of a CPU's demise

post #1 of 44
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Anyone know of any? I'm looking for a legit excuse to give my parents to build a new rig, and the Computer is 4-5 years old right now and unfortunately for me, its running perfectly fine. I'm not looking to destroy it so I can get the cash to build a new one, but is there a way of telling if your CPU is close to its death?

I have a p4 3.0 (as it says in my system specs) but thats about all I know about it..

Thats what I get for asking a company to build it for me, they know what parts they got and for the most part, I don't
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post #2 of 44
Meh it seems alright. Has some life in it yet.
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post #3 of 44
seriously..its not bad
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Just take it out. Chances are they won't look.

Since I came up with the idea, just send it to me.
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post #5 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
Just take it out. Chances are they won't look.

Since I came up with the idea, just send it to me.
Lol

Take out the CPU and put the heatsink back on. No one will be wiser hah.

Even if they took it to a company to fix it, would anyone ever suspect a CPU to be missing?
post #6 of 44
why do you want to replace, seems like a good rig to me?
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post #7 of 44
use a pencil and draw a heavy line across a few resistors turn it on the kill the power and wipe the graphite off
post #8 of 44
boil the CPU in oil...hehe
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSubtleKnife View Post
boil the CPU in oil...hehe
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post #10 of 44
Take the cpu cooler off of it and let it run for an hour and then let it cool down and put the cooler back on. That should help you out.
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