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How to troubleshoot cpu - repair guide and tips

Basics of computer CPU

CPU, central processing unit, is an internal component of the computer. They are small and square and contain multiple metallic connectors or pins on the underside. The CPU is inserted directly into a CPU socket, pin side down, on the motherboard. Each motherboard will support only a specific type or range of CPU so you must check the motherboard manufacturer's specifications before attempting to replace or upgrade a CPU. Modern CPUs also have an attached heat sink and small fan that go directly on top of the CPU to help dissipate heat.

The speed of your computer CPU, central processing unit, is usually measured in gigahertz (GHz). This number indicates how fast your computer can load and run programs and applications.

You can find out the speed of your computer CPU through "System Properties". It displays basic information about your system, including your CPU speed. To open this window, click the Start button, right-click on the My Computer icon and select Properties in the pop-up window. Under the General tab, you can see your CPU speed as well as details about your version of Windows.

CPU related symptoms

1. Your System will not boot.
2. System will boot but no Operating System.
3. Unexplained crashes during startup and operation.
4. Errors that indicate parity problems.
5. System freezes after just minutes of operation.

The following are some tips and guide for troubleshooting CPU:

1. Disconnect power.
2. Take off the computer cover carefully so as not to damage the inside wires.
3. Make sure to touch power supply to rid yourself of static electricity.
4. Check CPU and its fan to see if the heatsink look broken or missing.
5. Gently check the heatsink for any movement or see if it is seated firmly.
6. Check if ZIF socket arm is in a locked position.
7. Turn on the computer and check if the CPU fan is running.

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