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Have I broken my Opteron 146?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Cody, 5 Mar 2006.

  1. Cody

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 299

    When I first installed my Opteron 146 I managed to bend one of the pins flat causing it not to POST, I managed to straighten it and it now POSTs but it it overheating badly - 51 C IDLE and 80 C after it has crashed when running Prime 95.

    I had to change the heatsink bracket as I broke the one originally on the board (probably due to the screwdriver tab braking off when I tested the processor in another board at work ran at 30 C in BIOS for 2 1/2 hours - this has been a nightmare build) - I used another from another board and the heatsink seems secure.

    I have another board I can transfer the processor to, I am thinking of trying reseating in this board first.

    Also Prime 95 fails immediately with the memory in slots 1 & 2 :confused:

    Any ideas would be gratefully recieved - I've had my kit since Thursday evening and am starting to get frustrated - I was hoping to install my water cooling today but need to find out it the problem is the CPU or Motherboard first. Currently 57 C in Speedfan. :(

    Spec :

    Asrock Dual SATA
    Opteron 146
    Geil 2GB Value Kit
    Akasa PAX Power 460W
    Gainward 6600GT
     
  2. Defcon5

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,424

    Location: Whitwood, West Yorks

    Try ot in the other board to make sure the temps are being reported correctly.

    If youve only had it a few days you could send it back?
     
  3. m3csl2004

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

    Posts: 621

    Location: Sheffield

    if it post and works that ity isnt broken

    overheating, hmmmm, is the cpu fan working, is the heatsink properly seated with a good thermal paste?
     
  4. Cody

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 299

    I removed the heatsink and the processor was stuck to it, I don't know if the Artic Silver 5 has gone off but it had gone really thick.

    One of the pins has come off from the center of the CPU - I found it on the socket - it is intact but I don't know how this will affect performance or how I could reattach it. :(

    Temp is now 43 Cin Speedfan.
     
  5. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 41,549

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Sounds like you've been lucky if a pin's come off and it still works. There's quite a few redundant pins for power and ground.

    Jokester
     
  6. m3csl2004

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

    Posts: 621

    Location: Sheffield

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    jokster not reading the op properly

    what is the world coming to

    edit: nope just me being paranoid

    world back to normal
     
  7. Cody

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 299

    I had a quick look on AMD's website but couldn't see anthing about which pins do what, also google shows places that will reattach but only in the US.

    I will have to have a play with it and see if I can overclock now, the problem is I have just spent £825 on the rest of my components so can't really afford another whilst this is repaired, I paid a premium for the processor from an auction site for the stepping - CABYE 0540 FPMW.
     
  8. ted34

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,738

    Location: Edinburgh

    If the pins still in the socket then it should be ok as it will still make contact with the place it was on the processor. Sounds like you had some dodgy artic silver. Try cleaning it all up and applying new thermal compound.
     
  9. Cody

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 299

    The artic silver is about 2 years old I remember it being difficult to spread.

    The pin was lying on the socket so I have left it out for now - I'll try it when I swap to water cooling.

    Going to see if it will overclock, I cleaned of some of the artic silver and spread the rest thinner - currently 43 C in Speedfan for the last hour - hopefully some good news at last.
     
  10. quadboi

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,606

    Silver is around 2 years old... :(

    But yes.. atleast it is working :D
     
  11. Cody

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 299

    I have it running Prime 95 @ 2.65 50 C - I have the fastest 938 pin processor in the world! :D
     
  12. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    ^ lol, damn you must have big hands with all this pin bashing and bracket breaking :D
     
  13. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    thats good. :)
     
  14. dale1uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,162

    Location: Newcastle

    Seems that you lucks turning after whats sounds like a nightmare build.
     
  15. ACPCUP

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 12 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,165

    Location: Up A Tree

    Get a new CPU mate. Save you having to go down a long road of problem now or in the future!
     
  16. Cody

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 299

    I did this morning, I bought a 148 from an auction site but the seller has e-mailed me to say he has damaged a pin removing it from his PC - seems suspicious to me - I won it at starting price - I think maybe he was expecting more - the auction was ending at 5 this morning though so I didn't think there would be any snipers.
     
  17. (BoG) Napalm

    Hitman

    Joined: 27 Jul 2005

    Posts: 790

    Location: Rochdale, North West UK

    Don't pay... unless you have already. :)

    If he didn't want to sell it to you at the price you won it, he should have the cojones to tell you ;)
     
  18. loltim

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,605

    Location: Wellington, NZ

    Why did you apply the heatsink to the CPU when you knew one of the pins was flattenend? I've bent a couple of pins on my X2 3800+ but they bend back easilly.
     
  19. Clint

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Dec 2005

    Posts: 114

    edited..
     
    Last edited: 6 Mar 2006
  20. james.miller

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Aug 2003

    Posts: 19,407

    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    yes, it is. no selling outside the MM.