Originally Posted by function8
the whole thing sounds iffy
..a flopping heatsink probably damaged other things on the board like caps and stuff. if it was me and ur going to spend any money at all i would step up..get a board/processor to start and then add good memory ect when u can afford it. u got everything else to get started on a new build. u could probably bring that cpu into a local shop and theyed test it for nothing to if ur cool with them
Yeah...I'm thinking I'll just walk in, place the sealed processor on the counter and tell them I'll pay them 10 bucks for them to put it in a machine and run a quick 10 minute stress test on it.
I just signed a lease and dropped $2000. A 60 dollar upgrade on a board and a free newish processor like this Athlon 3000 is all I need right now. I need to get into this century for cheap....have you seen my current specs?!