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  1. #1
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    Dead Duron?

    Hey, My Duron is chipped on 3 sides of the core. I know this can kill a AMD,but surely not mine.
    System won't start, diagnostic LED's indicate malfunctioning CPU but the old Duron still heats up. Is this normal?
    I did the old ram r & r, video card,cpu r & r,cleared cmos,pressed insert while booting, 12 + voltage is good, 5+ likewise.

    Has to be it finally died.....huh? Anyone here kill a AMD by chipping it to death? Did it still heat up?
    I don't feel like removing my H2O block from my Athlon to test this darn thing.But,I may have to do it.......

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    yup they still pump heat if chipped to death

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    Awwwww s****tt, don't tell me that ! lol

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    unfortunate but true, only when fried do they ususally remain cold.

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    I've had more than a handful of these die on me, and all had the same signs as you

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    The expert at killing Durons has spoken.

    R.I.P.

    MuFu.

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    I have a chipped one that still works ; however, I was nice enough to only chip one corner not 3...how the heck did you do that?

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    Trying to make it symmetrical again?

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    Well my friends, its like this....
    When I bought the Duron about a year ago,I purchased a Vantec HSF and installed it. Then I switched to watercooling. Its just been around the block a few times.

    The first chip was just a sliver along one side, no problem. Smaller pieces,just tiny fragments seemed to flake off of the original chippage.
    I'm not a clumsy oaf and I do practice safe HSF installation,but **** happens.

    I'm curious what is the deciding factor in the chip dying due to cracked core. I mean it worked fine until the last tiny fragment came off. What was so special about that piece and not the other ones? Hmmmmmmm? Perhaps I can perform surgey on it.
    Oh wait.. I forgot that I lost the damned Duron somewhere. I've looked everywhere to no avail.

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    Originally posted by crane:
    Oh wait.. I forgot that I lost the damned Duron somewhere. I've looked everywhere to no avail.
    ROFL! You lost the damn thing? Then forget it.. dead Duron goes bye-bye.

    I've oc'ed my duron so that it wouldn't boot, but it always comes back. It seems every time I get drunk, I mess with it, but it is still living. Highest I ever had this little crapster was 1020MHz.

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    Update: Duron found !

    I think the cat had it....it was under the sofa. Only thing I can think of as I didn't put the chip there.
    How he managed to smack it under there without it flipping over and the pin side snagging the carpet I don't know.

    Anyway, I'm going to try to make it go one mo time. If it fails to post,Then I will go tommorow and pick up an XP. A moderate priced one, perhaps a 1700 or an 1800.

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    Well I say you make a keychain Duron keychains are stylish!

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