I have been overclocking for a while, but kinda stopped when I got my Athlon 600. Too expensive and I was kinda chicken, but recently I decided to go for it. I did a little research and found this place. (Which is very informative and quite entertaining too
Anyways, I learned how to disasemble the athlon processor, and went to it very carefully, but, I guess I wasn't careful enough!!! While I was prying one of the clips off to remove the heat plate, I slipped and broke a resistor off of the board.
Man did I feel like a moron who just made the most expensive key chain in the world!!!
Well after my heart slowed down, and I was done praying, I plugged the thing back in. (I knew it wasn't going to work, but prayed for a miracle anyways...
I was completely ecstatic, when my computer booted up. It seems to be working fine. Unbeleivable!!
I wish I could post a picture to show you exactly what I broke, but I don't seem to be able to get one up, but as you are looking at the back of the bare processor on the right side slightly above the solder points for the cache there are 3 resistors in a horizontal row(I think that is what they are), well the one on the left is missing on mine.
Does anyone have any idea what I can expect from my processor or why it even works??? Is that cache chip going to not work now? is there anyway to check it ???? I would appreciate any comments
What Mobo do you have?? I have an Athlon 700 on a Asus K7M. It's cool. I have the latest drivers and overclocked it up to 800mhz. I haven't touched the CPU or anything. The mobo in jumperless.
Right now it's at 750. No problems. I mostly use it at those speeds on Q3.
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Well if you hit a cache chip, you might be able to overclock it even higher because there is only 1 cache chip that has to be able to withstand high speeds instead of 2. Then again, it may not. Check it and see!
The 'c' indicates the part is a capacitor. That your processor still works backs up that assumption. This cap is likely on page 1 of AMDs schematic diagram. That's a common way to reference parts. A resistor or capacitor on page two might be labeled r2xx or c2xx. Are there any markings on the cap itself (or is it a light brown blob)? You may want to replace it with another cap (even if you can't find the right value) if you have stability problems.
Jough is right, the component will be a capacitor. Most likely it is being used to stablise the voltage supply to part of the chip, as surge protection etc. Its likely to be mounted in parallel to the other components in the circuit, across the positive and negative rails. So it shouldnt have disconnected any other components than itself. Yes, it might become less stable.
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