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Hipster_Doofus
Dec 20, 2003

Lovin' every minute of it.

FCKGW posted:

Don't bother, in the 15 years I've spent testing PC components I think I've run across a failed Intel CPU once.

Ohhhh, to test the cpu itself. Yeah save your time and effort.

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Eletriarnation
Apr 6, 2005

People don't appreciate the substance of things...
objects in space.


Pillbug

Hipster_Doofus posted:

Yes, but not for long. Keep a finger on it and if/when it gets too hot to touch, turn off using the power supply switch.
Please don't. Put a heatsink on it, always. There's so little heatsinking capacity in the heatspreader by itself that the chip will be far too hot before it ever gets anywhere near an OS.

walruscat
Apr 27, 2013


Eletriarnation posted:

Please don't. Put a heatsink on it, always. There's so little heatsinking capacity in the heatspreader by itself that the chip will be far too hot before it ever gets anywhere near an OS.

Yeah seems worth spending an extra 15 minutes max.

Hipster_Doofus
Dec 20, 2003

Lovin' every minute of it.

Eletriarnation posted:

Please don't. Put a heatsink on it, always. There's so little heatsinking capacity in the heatspreader by itself that the chip will be far too hot before it ever gets anywhere near an OS.

Oh, gosh... I never meant to go so far as to boot into anything. I thought "test" just meant to see if it powers up.

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