Originally Posted by Atomfix
Each time you have swapped the CPU's over, did you clr_cmos as well?
1. They are exactly the same CPU, both Propus 640 @ 3.0GHz never OC.
2. You don't need to clear cmos after everything. You get an error message on my motherboard asking for new CPU settings to be entered.
3. Why would I clear cmos whilst starting up the PC? The CPU failed on a computer restart, I don't think there is anybody in the world who clears their cmos on a boot.
I know all of this stuff, the point of this thread is partly me trying to prove the point you don't need to be middle-age to know how to put together a desktop. And you definitely don't need to have any more intelligence that I have to understand you are getting ripped. If I was death I could still understand he was trying to cheat me out of a replacement.
I also have the idea that maybe they work on some sort of a commission idea. - If this is true, he could be losing money by replacing my CPU. This is both immoral and stupid to try, if I can put in a CPU and answer all of his questions - it's quite obvious I'm going to know that it doesn't work and that bent pins don't effect the usage of the CPU at all.
On another note, on the 23rd of December whilst I was putting together my brother's A1X26000+ build I got the CPU chip stuck to the bottom of the fan by hard thermal paste. My immediate reaction was to grab a screw driver and prise it from the fan. I pushed the CPU in the wrong direction and the screw driver hit the top of it, where the pins where - basically crushing around 60 pins almost flat. Within 2 minutes I had them all back into their original positions and the CPU worked as good as ever with no signs of damage.
I think that the bent pin thing is mainly to make sure you haven't been messing with it, but not only is the CPU quite clearly not working for another reason, and the pins werent bent, but if it is broken and you aren't able to repair it, why does it matter what the cosmetic side of it is like? I think he made up his own rule on this one, for the commission reason mentioned earlier.