Is processor failure?

By soubins ยท 8 replies
Nov 6, 2009
  1. When I switched on my computer is not booting upand mo display comes.But CPU fans runs and other leds will glow.But no display appears.
    I have checked monitor and RAM first.It does not have errors.Then my technician told that it will be due to mother board errors.Then I serviced mother board by sending it to its authorised service centre.
    But after getting back the repaired mother board the same problem was found.
    Then I gave back it to authorised service man.But now he telling that it will be due to processor failue.
    I dont know what I have to do.My processor is 4 year old only.but it is now hard to replace since it is old model....please help me.....what i do???

    processor: AMD sempron 2500+ 1.40GHz
    Type : Athlon 64
    mother board: ASUS K8VMX
    RAM: 512 MB
  2. Anasazi

    Anasazi TS Rookie

    Processor error is extremely rare... and the AMD Sempron 2500+ through AMD Sempron 3000+ are most reliable.
    Of course anything can happen...
    I cannot figger out how the repair person could fix the motherboard without using the processor. How did you test RAM? In another computer?
    A power supply that has a bad third will do this. Have you tried replacing the power supply as a test.
    Does the motherboard have any fat or swollen capacitors (Those little barrel-like devices that stick up in many places on the motherboard?
    eBay has seven AMD Sempron Processors available today, and on most days... The prices range from $4.99 to $8.95 for most of them.
    That seems like a good price to test whether your CPU is bad.
  3. soubins

    soubins TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did nt check the SMPS...So i will check it...i will inform you after that....ok sir...thanks..
  4. angelic00

    angelic00 TS Rookie Posts: 35

    Try leaving your computer running for a few minutes and see if you hear the system sounds from your speakers, such as the Windows Startup sound.

    If you hear that after a few minutes, then your video card is shot. You'll have to buy another one. If your computer has an open PCI Expansion bay, I'd recommend a FX 5600 or above for your computer. Good performance, and can handle decent games.

    Good luck.
  5. soubins

    soubins TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Video card no pblm

    I cant find any sound....So i think video card not damaged. Can you specify some ways to identify proccesor failure??? pls help me..
  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    See if you can borrow a CPU from someone or from another computer to pop into the motherboard to check if your CPU is shot, or bring the computer in to a shop and have them check it for you.
  7. soubins

    soubins TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Already tested

    Yes, I hav already brought it to authorised asus service center.They made a rough and fast test and told that processor will be damaged...But still i dont think so..because my local technician in the shop from where i brought is telling that it may not be due to processor....

    But my computer will work as normal most of the times.But it shows some times .When i use it regularly for two days it shows problem.Otherwise no problem....Regular use only showing error...Otherwise work as normal.

    If proceswsor is error ,then it works as i told above???? pls help me...
  8. jarjay

    jarjay TS Rookie

    You too?
    I am having this same problem: No display with no boot.
    This happened after my CPU fan fell, reseated it. CPU heating too quick = new TIM.
    Got TIM, applied it and now having the same problem as you.

    Processor failure? OMG NO. I really hope not.
  9. soubins

    soubins TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sir pls give me a reply for my last thread...
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