Unfortunately, you can't run that version of Prime95 from a floppy. It would have to be run from Windows. The version on UBCD is Linux-based. To clarify Prime95 is a stress test to max out your CPU. You're already having heat issues at idle (low load), so I'd watch it carefully if you can get it to run.
You might have seen UBCD4Win, which is a different project from plain UBCD. UBCD is a collection of floppy based diagnostics combined into 1 CD. All you do is boot from the CD, and pick your diag from the menu.
The demo on Win UBCD was Chinese to me, and justa bout everyone in the workshop. The instructor is a professional, and we're mostly hobbyists or use comps at work.
Borrowing a CPU is not do-able.
There's no other reliable program for testing CPU defects? Otherwise, since it wasn't the memory, and we've ruled out the mobo and PSU, I'll just send it back to Intel. The other question was, would you recommend a better fan/sink with the new CPU? This one is not doing the job, with the temp at 138. Something not too pricey but reliable.
Bon Jovi didn't invent it. My Jewish mother used to say that. It's part of Jewish Mother "Woe is Me" Syndrome, and a very old joke. You'll see it in Woody Allen's Hannah and her Sisters and possibly Crimes and Misdemeanors.
The bottom linet: I probably damaged the CPU myself by not having the fan/sink flat. Those pegs are not a problem just with me. It's part of learning, unfortunately. I had these old clunkers for far too long, and wasn't careful. But I feel better knowing what the disease is, doctor, rather than wondering.
Look, I paid $200 for the whole thing because that's what I could afford (see my original post.) If it costs me little more now for better fan or whatever, I'm still ahead of the game. Dell wanted $450 for a comp with XP, not even any programs, and I avoid their comps like the plague anyway. I have a good backup system and a backup comp. Life doesn't come with a warranty.
I just went to a funny page at one of the computer mags where users were asked to tell how they screwed their computers through stupidity or carelessness. The answers, even from experienced users, were varied, amazing and some incredible. The article goes on to how to avoid each one of those mistakes. Midknyte, I know you're in the business, so maybe you wouldn't it funny. But we're all human, and we have to laugh at ourselves and the foibles we have in common. Maybe you would screw up with carpentry or painting rooms, something I do professionally.
Why DO you people (men and women?) spend so much time volunteering here, and probably at other forums too? I help others at forums, but I'm not immersed in it all day as a profession. Don't you have enough aggravation with your clients? Can you give me an answer without a joke?
And, BTW, Shinma, you just helped me at another forum where I use a diff ID. You DO get around.
Why DO you people (men and women?) spend so much time volunteering here, and probably at other forums too? I help others at forums, but I'm not immersed in it all day as a profession. Don't you have enough aggravation with your clients?
I know, but my son used to play a Bon Jovi song about that constantly, so that is what I thought of.
As to the other, frankly I enjoy it. I am by trade a business lawyer, not a computer technician at all, but this really satisfies the inner engineer in me. I get plenty of aggravation from my business clients, so this is stress relief as much as anything.