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Topic Title: Dead MT-40... what are my options?
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 05/26/2006 10:00 AM
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DamienC
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Hi.

While transferring my Turion 64 MT-40 CPU from my old notebook (an MSI MS-1029) to my new one (MSI MS-1039) the processor for some reason stopped working. I was using the stock heatsink/thermal pad, I have never overclocked, and I made sure I was grounded when doing the installation.

The CPU appears to be in good shape visually, but who knows if some static shorted it out.

I already checked AMD's warranty page, and since my Turion was OEM I'll have to contact who I bought it from. This is my one ray of hope, since I bought the CPU less than a year ago and I always save the reciepts from large purchases.

Basically, I was wondering what could have damaged the processor to the point where it stops functioning, and if there's anything else I should be checking that I missed. The new notebook isn't the problem, because I temporarily threw my old MT-30 CPU in it until I can get this one repaired or replaced and it works fine. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks.

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My notebook:

MSI MS-1039
AMD Turion 64 MT-30 1.6GHz 1mb Cache
1gb Corsair Valueselect PC3200
60gb Hitachi 5400RPM 8mb Cache HD
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 256mb (525/518, 3DMark05 - 4738)
15.4" WXGA
DVD-RW
 05/26/2006 03:55 PM
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kirbalo
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Do you still have the old laptop? You need to see that it doesn't work in the old laptop where it was working to be absolutely sure it's dead. There may be some type of BIOS issue or something else preventing the MT-40 from operating properly, though it's a long shot. I agree, you may have killed it, but you want to be sure before exchanging, etc. only to find yourself in the same situation some weeks later...

Do you have a S754 working motherboard and a HSF that you could test the Turion in? You only want to verify that it will boot, not necessaryly be recognized, etc.

If you properly grounded yourself and your work environment, the CPU may be OK.

I'm suspicious until you "prove", not assume, that the MT-40 is really dead...

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My Rigs:

Athlon 64 3400+ (CG) @ 2.4GHz, Asus K8N-E Deluxe, 2 GB OCZ DDR400, BFG nVidia 6800OC 128MB, Seagate 200GB PATA, Seagate 160GB PATA, Dual Boot XP and x64, Antec 350W Mid-Tower

Athlon 64 3400+ (E3) @ 2.4GHz, Asus K8N-E Deluxe, 2 GB OCZ DDR400, eVGA nVidia 6800 128MB, Seagate 320GB SATA, Vista x64, Antec 350W Mid-Tower
 06/02/2006 06:52 PM
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DamienC
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Sorry for the late reply.

I did put the CPU back in the old notebook, and it didn't work in that one either.

I finally found the reciept for it, and it turns out I only had a 60 day warranty from my retailer. I was pretty pissed at myself for not purchasing the 1-year warranty, but there's not much I really can do.

I might eventually pick up a cheap 754 motherboard and see if that works, but I'm a bit strapped for cash at the moment so that will have to wait.

I doubt pics of the CPU will shed any light on what's wrong with it, but if anybody thinks they will help I could post some.

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My notebook:

MSI MS-1039
AMD Turion 64 MT-30 1.6GHz 1mb Cache
1gb Corsair Valueselect PC3200
60gb Hitachi 5400RPM 8mb Cache HD
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 256mb (525/518, 3DMark05 - 4738)
15.4" WXGA
DVD-RW
 06/03/2006 01:51 PM
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kirbalo
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Originally posted by: DamienC
Sorry for the late reply.

I did put the CPU back in the old notebook, and it didn't work in that one either.

I finally found the reciept for it, and it turns out I only had a 60 day warranty from my retailer. I was pretty pissed at myself for not purchasing the 1-year warranty, but there's not much I really can do.

I might eventually pick up a cheap 754 motherboard and see if that works, but I'm a bit strapped for cash at the moment so that will have to wait.

I doubt pics of the CPU will shed any light on what's wrong with it, but if anybody thinks they will help I could post some.



No, but you can drill a hole in it and make a necklace out of it for your wife/girlfriend... /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" />

Sorry you killed it...though, really. I've killed CPU's in my past for no apparent reason (that I could see)...

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My Rigs:

Athlon 64 3400+ (CG) @ 2.4GHz, Asus K8N-E Deluxe, 2 GB OCZ DDR400, BFG nVidia 6800OC 128MB, Seagate 200GB PATA, Seagate 160GB PATA, Dual Boot XP and x64, Antec 350W Mid-Tower

Athlon 64 3400+ (E3) @ 2.4GHz, Asus K8N-E Deluxe, 2 GB OCZ DDR400, eVGA nVidia 6800 128MB, Seagate 320GB SATA, Vista x64, Antec 350W Mid-Tower
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