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post #11 of 44
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Haha, I love some of the suggestions... classic really...

and I agree that its working fine, I don't want to trash the system, I just need an excuse to get the cash from my parents. I would just take it out and replace the heat sink.. they probably wouldn't be the wiser... problem is, they're in Pennsylvania, and I'm in Illinois so they're not gonna be looking anyway

Its running idle in the mid-50s and mid 60s into the 70s celcius at load... does that mean its dying on me? or does that just mean its working harder and not necessarily dying?
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Haha, I love some of the suggestions... classic really...

and I agree that its working fine, I don't want to trash the system, I just need an excuse to get the cash from my parents. I would just take it out and replace the heat sink.. they probably wouldn't be the wiser... problem is, they're in Pennsylvania, and I'm in Illinois so they're not gonna be looking anyway

Its running idle in the mid-50s and mid 60s into the 70s celcius at load... does that mean its dying on me? or does that just mean its working harder and not necessarily dying?
just means its running decently warm. heatsinks probably dirty or isnt mounted correctly.
you could always reseat the heatsink with no thermal paste
if its running at 50c idle now, it would run a little hotter lol
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Lol!
post #14 of 44
What about trying to overload the cpu for 24 hours straight?
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What about trying to overload the cpu for 24 hours straight?
They shut down automatically when they overheat, so that won't work out really.

I think maybe you should just mow a few lawns instead of trying to cheat your way to a better CPU.
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that just means you got dust in your heatsink, or you just have crappy case airflow. Your CPU is not going to die anytime soon.
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post #17 of 44
CPU's last forever, unless you overclock the crap out of them on like +0.3 extra vcore.

Seriously, I'm a dumpster diving veteran, and I have NEVER come across a dead CPU...ever!
    
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CPU's last forever, unless you overclock the crap out of them on like +0.3 extra vcore.
post #19 of 44
Just say that the motherboard is acting funky/ unstable. They will most likely trust your judgment.
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Take out the ram, or cpu....sink it in water, and quickly put it back on the mobo (wear something to protect your hands, dont want them fried now do we.)
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