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What are the symptoms of a CPU dieing?

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Not going to say what i have been experiencing to keep myself from screwing the questionare here. But what starts happening?
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Mine "popped" once. Then it stopped a day or so later.
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never had one die. I use them til I don't want them then get a new one
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I think it just dies. My old computer started freezing randomly for about a week before it finally kicked the bucket, but I don't think it was the CPU. I knocked a capacitor out of alignment accidentally about a week before the freezings started to happen.
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post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
never had one die. I use them til I don't want them then get a new one
Not have i heard of a dead CPU but im running out of answers quick to some issues im having.
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I've only ever had one CPU die. All that happened was the computer shut off and wouldn't boot, and I smelled a slight tinge of burning.

This was with my old Cyrix 6x86. Go figure.
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post #7 of 24
Beep codes help figure things out.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by korosu View Post
I've only ever had one CPU die. All that happened was the computer shut off and wouldn't boot
As an IT guy dealing with hardware for the last few years I can say that while the cpu dying is very rare, what korosu said is usually what happens.
post #9 of 24
If it's heat related for the CPU to toast on you, usually the blue screen of death in Windows happens with a bunch of hex coed number and something saying CPU Halted or stopped at such an address. My P4 Northwood did that a long time back before it croaked.

On an old Compaq I once had, an intel P-IIIchip that died on it was reported by the BIOS to the screen. It never got much further than that.

To tell you the truth, the only two CPU's I ever had die were intels.
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So anyone have a clue why my applications seem to randomly freeze? I've ran extended memory tests 20 passes and HDD checks as well as rebuilt my RAID0 array and reformatted it twice then reinstalled Vista. I tried installing GPU drivers myself and then letting Vista do it, i have tried everything under the sun i can't find a thing wrong with hardware and i wiped the software, the machine just won't stop freezing applications.
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