I think I messed up my CPU

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by steveyc27, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. steveyc27

    steveyc27 Master Guru

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    Hi Guru, it's been a while since I last posted but I really need some help. I made a stupid mistake installing my i7-4820k onto my x79 Sabertooth. For some reason I dropped in the CPU the wrong way and latched it down. I heard a cracking sound while latching down, that's when I realized I put it in wrong. I pulled it out and installed it correctly, and carried on. When I started up the PC for the first time I have power and no beep codes, but also have nothing on the screen, monitor is on but is blinking for a signal.

    CPU is toast isn't it...
     
  2. RPGgamesplayer

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    Could be the pins on the motherboarf, is any bent?
     
  3. Pill Monster

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    Prob cracked the socket (or the chip)?
     
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  4. steveyc27

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    Thanks for the reply guys, I'll check it tomorrow and post as I'm not home till tomorrow
     

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    I dont see anything wrong, but the thing about circuitry in your CPU and motherboard is that its often layers deep, so it wont show on the surface. If I was you Id take it to a PC tech place to see if it can get tested, or take them both back to where you brought it and tell them they are DOA. Also, google if anyone else has had the same issues.
     
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    Also, make sure you have all your cables in the motherboard installed in the right slots, perhaps somethings in the wrong position.
     
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    Only way you're going to know is by trying the CPU in another working machine, if it works, put a working CPU into your board (The correct way around)

    Troubleshoot piece by piece using known working machines and hardware
     
  9. steveyc27

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    Well good news, CPU and socket are not damaged and work fine! Just needed a bios update to recognize the 4820k, had to put my buddy's 3820 in just to post, updated bios and it's all good! As always thanks for the help gurus!
     
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    great news mate! lesson learnt too i guess..always read the manual even if you've built PC's before.
     

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    Thanks bud, it's up and working like a charm! I've built plenty of systems, but it goes to show that mistakes can always happen, though this one could have been pretty bad lol
     
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    LOL, no kidding. A few years ago during testing I powered up an Athlon XP T-bird without the HS/F attached. 20secs later it died in a puff of smoke.

    This was back when thermal protection was still a new thing, I knew Intel had it and assumed AMD did too...however we all know what happens when people assume. lol

    Lesson learned. :nerd:
     
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    No dramas. Yeah it could have. I was looking at your specs and thinking "damn hope it isnt messed up". Not to worry, atleast you havnt spilt water on your PSU like me lol.
     
  14. Agent-A01

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    That sucks lol
    Reminds me of this vid i watched many years ago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y39D4529FM4
     
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    Not funny. I did that to 2, XP1600s and an XP2000 trying to install a 5.25" temperature display according to it's included instructions. The XP2000 melted the temperature lead when the processor went up in smoke.
     

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    did you check that your running the latest bios, i recently changed my 3820 to 4820 on my rampage iv formula but had to update my bios
     
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    Good stuff.. Smells like chicken you know.. :)
     
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    The smell is about right for any chicken I cook....lol
     
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    Haha :nerd:. I can cook but too lazy, id rather eat out. I hope your significant other can cook good otherwise foods going to cost some money. OT i reckon lol
     
  20. steveyc27

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    Yup, that's what I had to do
     

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