CPU damage??

By Hunger_force
Aug 13, 2005
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  1. I built a new pc and everything was working until i tried to install windows xp pro, then the #$@& hit the fan. It posted and everything right befroe it asked me wether or not i would like to install windows it gives me a blue screen saying check for virus damge or hardware damage and shuts itself off. I dont know what the hell is wrong. My freind mentioned that it could be that my cpu overheated but nothingslooks damaged but im sure that it doesnt have to to be completely fried.
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,763

    Make sure the brand of memory you are using is compatible with the motherboard. Also try clearing the CMOS. Did you format the driver before installing the OS? You should always do a full format.
  3. Hunger_force

    Hunger_force Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 116

    Im pretty sure that i did a full format. Ill try the cmos idea as well. I also just realized that i had the pc for about 5 mintues while the heatsink was not conected with all four posts :dead:. Im pretty sure that could do some damage but im no expert. thanks for the advice!
  4. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,763

    It can only take about 10 seconds to ruin a CPU if the heatsink isnt on it. The die can get up to 200*f without the heatsink attached.
  5. Hunger_force

    Hunger_force Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 116

    Is there any way to if the cpu was damaged by heat? I looked at it today and everything seemd fine, but im not an expert with this stuff.
  6. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,763

    You can swap it out or see if there is a computer shop in your area that can test it.
  7. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    Yea it sounds like your CPU has taken some damage. I know my local PC shop will test your CPU for free.
  8. Hunger_force

    Hunger_force Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 116

    Ill see what I can do, thanks for all the help.
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