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dont buy amd
January 20, 2010
1:36 am
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BalDy
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had massive problems over the holidays.

fried my motherboard, my cpu and one stick of ram.

moral of the story – dont buy crappy CPUs that overheat at 65 degrees.

i mean ffs, thats only like 20-25 degrees hotter than room temp on some days.

your cooling equip will be far better utilised on an intel that has some tolerance for heat.

January 20, 2010
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You obviously haven’t owned a P4 then :p

And I always thought AMD were meant to be more tolerant to heat (being why they overclock better)? I’ve got both and wouldn’t recommend either :D

ANYWAY! Your CPU can’t blow the rest of your components. It’s take alot of explaining…. surfice to say, the dying of one component cannot lead to the death of another. Except for one. Your PSU.

The CPU has no control over the voltage current. It cannot cause a spike which travels across your mobo to graphics/ram. That spike travels from the PSU, which should have cut it off. Sometimes, even the good ones don’t. Strange to say, but it they don’t, usually everything blows, leaving the PSU working. If the PSU kills itself (eg blows its fuse), it should save the rest of your machine.

January 21, 2010
2:23 am
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unfortunately the PSU is fine.

would have been cheaper to replace it instead of the mobo (the other bits i canabalised from another cactus computer i had around)

February 1, 2010
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it could have pure coincidence that the stick of ram and mobo died at the same time the cpu did.

I have seen it happen before :/

February 1, 2010
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hale bopp?

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