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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by J453, 13 Apr 2004.

  1. J453

    J453 What's a Dremel?

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    yes i know, more useless crap from me...

    BUT

    after close examination of my CPU i noticed this..
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    (dont mock the paint skill, my camera is out of batteries)

    Look at this pic, the red bit shows the are of my cpu that is , how can i descrive this, "missing". its not like a big die, its got that bit missing from it from the top as if it were chipped off.

    Although the CPU runs fine and OCs OK. so is that anything to worry about?
     
  2. [cibyr]

    [cibyr] Sometimes posts here

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    If it ain't broke don't fix it - but it does sound worrying.

    [offtopic]Where can I get the wallpaper in the second pic?
     
  3. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    If part of the chip has been broken off, I'd call that a problem. Is the chip new? Try to get a replacement.
     
  4. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    Bro has a 2500 with a chip as well (dropped his slk on it) and it works fine... if theres no prbs and it isnt under warranty then theres no point worrying...
    see [​IMG]
     
  5. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    Can this double post be removed please.. thnx :D
     
  6. J453

    J453 What's a Dremel?

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    Its an OEM processor so it cant be replaced but it works fine i was just slightly worried. thats prob why my sk7 dont work, doin somethin with it. ah well im gettin a 2500 mobile barton next month anyway :D

    [cibyr], i cant remember where i got the pic from lol, ill post it if u want...
     
  7. dom_

    dom_ --->

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    oem doesnt mean you have no warranty. by english law it should still work for a resonable period of time (usually taken as a year).
    oem just means no nice box or manual etc. dont believe suppliers when they say it means no warranty, any trading standards office will tell you it is warrantied.
     
  8. Froggy

    Froggy What's a Dremel?

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    The warrenty on OEM CPU's is very limited. I forgot what it is for AMD but i think its either 1 month or 3 months. Most retail CPU's have at least 1 year warrenty.
     
  9. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    Well, as long as it works fine . . . but if it were me and I still had a warranty on it, I would go ahead and get it replaced just in case (and because I don't want an ugly chip on my chip :hehe:)
     
  10. [cibyr]

    [cibyr] Sometimes posts here

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    Either that or email to cibyr [at] l33treview.com thanks :thumb:

    Oh yeah... and intel retail CPUs have 3 years warranty - or for me 2 days until I overclocked it :D
     
  11. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    believe the AMD retail are 3yr and OEM are 1yr... Both assume you use AMD approved coolers though...
     
  12. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    can you also please email your wallpaper pic to
    lankyjames(at)hotmail(dot)com
    thanks.!
     
  13. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    ive done worse than that when i slipped with a screwdriver........... enough said there, but the cpu worked fine, dont worry.
     
  14. J453

    J453 What's a Dremel?

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    A screwdriver! lol, that sounds nasty. strong little buggers though aint they, even with overclocking lol.


    How about i post the wallpaper as another pic ans u can just steal it from there ?

    EDIT: Done :D pic
     
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  15. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    it was a while ago, trying to remove a stubborn cpu and hsf from a socket a board.
     

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