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Windows 7: Is my cpu dead

14 Mar 2015   #11

windows 7 ultimate 32-bit

No i dont see any bulging capacitors. Anyway can this happen to solid capacitors?

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14 Mar 2015   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Devlin, a Pentium D is a dual core.

nfsworldrace, you can get another Pentium D for $1 if you look.

Chances are if you hurt the cpu, you hurt the motherboard too
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14 Mar 2015   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Now you can test the PSU quite easily with a digital multimeter in your case (no pun) because if the machine would run then there is an excellent piece of software called HW Info that is brilliant at diagnosing the rail voltages.

So if you are careful use the meter to read the volts on the 24 pin plug on the board use any black cable as ground (negative) and the red lead goes to each of the coloured cables to see what they are - see this for what the volts should be. Now anything that is +/- 5% of the stated voltage is bad.
Here there is a great reference,3061-2.html
The meters can be bought for just a few dollars and come in very handy anyway.

Your CPU well I would suggest trying a CPU that will be compatible with the board but that is up to you really and they can be got for very little these days but you take the chance of course of getting a dud .
note - this psu voltage measurement won't work if the ATX 24 pin is pulled off the mobo for testing. In that situation, you have to short the green PS-ON to ground to soft switch the psu. I wouldn't recommend this procedure to the inexperienced (too easy to short the wrong pin).
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14 Mar 2015   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nfsworldrace View Post
No i dont see any bulging capacitors. Anyway can this happen to solid capacitors?
Capacitors are usually layers of foil and paper with an electrolyte solution in them. There were manufacturing problems in the plant/s making them some years ago that cause the bulging and/or leakage but haven't seen the problem in computers of the last few years, maybe the supplies have finally been refreshed and the issue no longer exists. It could also happen in power supplies. I haven't had to junk a computer because of the problem in the couple of years. Replacing a motherboard may be less cost-effective than getting a new computer if a board that will accept your CPU and Memory may not be available.
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