Advice for buying new cpu chip.thnx

bogoctopus, Dec 5, 7:20am
PC got killed in the weekend, 4 yr old son ended up pulling othe cpu+heatsink off, then ruining all the pins by trying to moosh it back into place before I saw. Its just an HP from Harvey N's, Mangled chip is AMD LE-1250 DDR2. Is thereanywhere I can find out what I can replace it with! If I'm replacing it I might as well put some more memory in while I'm up.

r.g.nixon, Dec 5, 8:21am
Pick any CPU that is a socket AM2 type from:

r.g.nixon, Dec 5, 8:25am
Or better still, get an Athlon 64. Some of them fit socket AM2, see

volkier, Dec 5, 8:51am
If the pins are not broken, you can straighten them back and it will work fine.

r.g.nixon, Dec 5, 9:10am
True. I've seen people recommend using a credit card or similar to do that.

boots0016, Dec 5, 10:21am
How did your four year old son get into the box !

ruby2shoes, Dec 5, 10:33am
Oh how ironic

lugee, Dec 5, 10:49am
Judging by the sound of it, most if not all pins are bent. Straightening out 940 pins would be pretty tedious.

volkier, Dec 5, 8:41pm
It's not with the right tool - if anything, it's actually surprisingly FUN! Something thin - along the lines of a paper cutter (no pun intended) would be my preferred weapon of choice ::D

Besides, in the time it takes for them to either order it and for the chip to arrive, or go to the shop. well. yeah. ::D

hakatere1, Dec 5, 11:43pm
Good boy, tap tap tap. Tickles my fancy. Love it how they panic when they know they've been sprung.

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