I was always athlon fan right from that old socket A,and I have never ever had any problems with amd cpus.
Well,now I have this annoying problem,which involves my athlon II x4 640 CPU.I bought this CPU about 2yrs ago and never had any problems until recently.First I noticed strange artifacts on my screen,so I thought it was GPU problem but then I run som stress cpu tests and they all failed.
Cpu was first used in am2+ mb (ecs 780gm-a),which recently went dead for unknown reasons so yesterday I bought new mobo (ASUS M5A78L-LE) which has this feature to manually turn off cores.
Just to mention,I never overclock my cpus,never,so it was always working on stock speeds.
So I did little testing and found out that my 4th core is causing all the problems.If I turn this core off,every stress test is a pass,with no errors,but when this core is on,stress tests are crashing with all other problems emerging too.
So,my question is,how is it possible that 2yr old cpu which was never overclocked,has gone faulty now??
I have very good PSU (Corsair vx450) so I do not thing that the power caused this.Any help or advice is appreciated.
Should I try to RMA this cpu?
Thanks in advance
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