Athlon 2600+ dead?
Here's my dilema.
I have an ASUS A7N8X that originally had an Athlon 700MHz in it (Don't ask...I got it like that.)
Anyways, I switched the CPU to the 2600+ and, to begin with, the clock speed is set at 1600MHz, which is weird, since it's a 2.1GHz CPU.
Anyways, my concern isn't there; it's the fact that I have the BIOS temperature read at 70C-75C all the time. So, I ended up replacing the heatsink/fan to a bigger one and add some paste. However, what happened is that it posted the GPU BIOS and stalled there. So I reseated the GPU, making sure it was good, and bam! It doesn't post and after X ammount of time, it shuts off. So, for testing purposes, I slapped back the 700MHz CPU back in, and it works.
So, I put the 2600+ back, and it still won't post and sometimes wil lshut down on its own after X ammount of time.
I still feel the CPU is alive, since I can feel it warm up, however, that's not to consider.
Thing I'm wondering is, have I fried it?
Also, to add, the 700MHz would jump to 65C and still go up when I have the CPU heatsink on. What the heck is going on?