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 01/10/2006 09:20 AM
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I have an older computer which has been upgraded innumerable times. I recently noticed a small pile of dust on my graphics board, and traced it up to the AMD 950MHz CPU. The lower edge of the CPU is slowly crumbling away! /excl.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='excl.gif' />

Is there any way to get help for this problem or do I just need to replace it?

I believe I was told that this motherboard can not support a faster CPU. Where can I find another one of these?

Thanks for your help!

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 01/10/2006 09:37 AM
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QUOTE(frankboston @ Jan 10 2006, 08:20 AM)I have an older computer which has been upgraded innumerable times.  I recently noticed a small pile of dust on my graphics board, and traced it up to the AMD 950MHz CPU.  The lower edge of the CPU is slowly crumbling away!  /excl.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='excl.gif' />

Is there any way to get help for this problem or do I just need to replace it? 

I believe I was told that this motherboard can not support a faster CPU.  Where can I find another one of these? 

Thanks for your help!

Frank Boston
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That is strange, I remember awhile back I read about someone else (a different website) that claimed their Duron was crumbling, no one believed him though.

You should post what type of motherboard you have, if it supports a Duron it should support Athlon cpu's as well. As far as finding another one you can try www.ebay.com

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 01/10/2006 02:33 PM
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QUOTE(aetius @ Jan 10 2006, 10:37 AM)That is strange, I remember awhile back I read about someone else (a different website) that claimed their Duron was crumbling, no one believed him though.

You should post what type of motherboard you have, if it supports a Duron it should support Athlon cpu's as well.  As far as finding another one you can try www.ebay.com
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I should take a photo and post it, it's very strange. Also unmistakable!

I'll check the mobo specs when I get home. Thanks.
 01/10/2006 04:13 PM
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QUOTE(frankboston @ Jan 10 2006, 11:33 AM)I should take a photo and post it, it's very strange.  Also unmistakable! 

I'll check the mobo specs when I get home.  Thanks.
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Actully I've seen this, just didn't tell anyone, who would belive this, I had an XP 1700+ from the first batch that late in 04 i notced was falling apart literly. It wasnt in a computer though, just sitting in my desk drawer, the CPU was fried, i know cause I had turned the core black. But this is possible, but rare as this is the only time ive heard of this other than my XP chip doing it. Look on ebay but see if you can find a thunderbird 950, its alot better.

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