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Old 02-07-2006, 03:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I put together a PC out of parts that I ordered seperately online to save cash, and unfortunately it fails to boot.

I am using an ECS LGA 775 661FX-M7 motherboard, and I bought a P4 3.0GHz 800FSB 1MB CACHE LGA775 CPU on ebay.

When I attempt to power on the PC, nothing happens, besides every once in a while the processor fan twitches.

I have tried removing all components, except for the processor & fan to only receive the same results.

When I remove the processor, the fan runs and other components turn on.

I'm afraid I was shipped a dead CPU, but I'd like to hear any opinions before I purchase another one.
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it seems either the cpu is a dud or it is your power supply. it would be easier to test the power supply so if possible swap it out with another.
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Have the CPU tested at your local computer store.....
If its bad, get a receipt stating that, and try to recover your
money!
I would never buy from Ebay..... just for this reason.
Good Luck....
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yeah i agree with JKnPA. unfortunately your not the first person who has been in here with a dud cpu from ebay. in fact i don't think you're the first this week.
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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for something as expensive as a cpu or vid card ,you should always buy brand new only. the motherboard is one of the cheapest items in a pc so sometimes its ok to buy used. personally , I always buy new ,because most things are made in china these days.
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