QUOTE The strange part (when looking at the processor) is that the only inscriptions on the processor are " GB-AMD3 and 00055" There should be a black label with the processors' OPN(Ordering Part Number) printed on it attached to the processor...alternatively, the OPN might be printed directly on the processors' die(CPU-core, the small, shiny, metallic thing in the center of your processor) - make sure you have cleaned off any residue of thermal interface material from the processor.
The OPN will be necassary to identify your processor - should be something like this(Example): 'A1200AMS3C' -or- 'AX1800DMT3C' -or- 'AXDA2000DKT3C'
If you like, you can post a picture of your processor.
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