04-07-2012, 08:17 AM
| | Re: Motherboard/cpu question
On Thu, 5 Apr 2012 14:45:58 -0500, PcGAmeR22
>If a motherboard died due to a power supply fail or a power surge and
>the processor chipset was in the socket of that motherboard at the time
>Does that mean that the cpu is also dead ??
My own experience of this was that both went on a system I had running
a few years ago.
The alternative to assuming this is to get a cheap replacement board,
Last year I used e-bay to replace a 5 year old processor on my main
PC. It was from a reclaim Company and cost £8. The original was about
Unless you can also get an old motherboard you could be throwing away
money (unless your processor is still being used on new boards.)
I needed an exact set up so that I could retain all the software
installed on my Hard Drive.(The Operating System refused to work with
the Hard Drive when I put it in another computer). I was successful in
also getting a used version of my old mobo off ebay for less than £20.
So I was back where I started, with a replacement set up for less than
£30 compared to the original cost of around £130.
Its still going strong tweve months on.