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Damaged CPU

Discussion in 'AMD Thunderbird' started by Brian, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest


    I recently purchased a 2500+ Barton. My motherboard would not post so
    I tried my old AMD processor for verification on a bad motherboard.

    I was having trouble removing the heat sink so I had someone help me
    by using a small screwdriver to pull outward on the clip so it would

    When I went to put the chip back on the board I noticed there was a
    "dig" in the chip on the outside edge from the small screwdriver.

    How much damage can a cpu take to the outside edge of the wafer?

    Will this thing work fine for a while and then start crapping out?
    Brian, Jul 17, 2003
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  2. Brian

    Wes Newell Guest

    Sounded like you meant the outside edge of the package. The wafer (core)
    is the little part in the middle. You could probably use a hacksaw on the
    outside edge without much damage. it's only that big for the pin array.
    I'll work or it won't.
    Wes Newell, Jul 18, 2003
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