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Old November 10, 2009, 04:57 AM
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OK so i got my h50 water cooling back from the rma and i was cleaning the old thermal compound and i only ******* droped my cpu i was about 1m + off the ground it is wooden floor... are these things strong ? Theres no dammage from what i can see.
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Old November 10, 2009, 05:07 AM
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OK so i got my h50 water cooling back from the rma and i was cleaning the old thermal compound and i only ******* droped my cpu i was about 1m + off the ground it is wooden floor... are these things strong ? Theres no dammage from what i can see.
my guess, if it realy dont have any physical domage, try it...

if it broken and dont have physical domage you can rma it to intel
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Old November 10, 2009, 05:09 AM
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dead. hope it works most will not work after like a meter fall good luck on you. there was a member here a few months ago who dropped he's e8400 form a table it was dead as a door nail. there not really meant to take that kinda g-force
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Old November 10, 2009, 05:18 AM
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I would test it but my CORSAIR Ram in allready been returned and im waiting for the refund.
So far what has broke on my build is my.

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Also my nzxt case... the 2back legs snapped off but i fixed them so not much of a prob.

WOW Now it might be my i7... God this build is really not working out for me is it.
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Old November 10, 2009, 05:20 AM
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May as well try it. It won't hurt anything. Overcurrent protection and other safety features will kick before anything bad happens.
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Old November 10, 2009, 05:22 AM
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May as well try it. It won't hurt anything. Overcurrent protection and other safety features will kick before anything bad happens.
He doesn't have his ram to test it.

I don't think it would've done much, unless of course a bit chipped off. The CPU should be able to take the fall, since it's a solid piece.
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Old November 10, 2009, 05:27 AM
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He doesn't have his ram to test it.

I don't think it would've done much, unless of course a bit chipped off. The CPU should be able to take the fall, since it's a solid piece.
Yea thats what i was thinking it seems solid so i would not o thought anything could bust due to it being coverd in solid metal... the green board as looks in tacked.
yea if the worst comes to the worst ill send it to intel no biggy.
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I can't see any damage so it ain't broken WHAT it's a micro processor the only way to tell is to test it does not matter what it looks like ( unless you have a clean room handy that and some very power micro scopes ) g-force is a chips enemy remember it not the fall that kills you it's the sudden stop ( good lick from the sounds of it you need. how did all the that stuff brake? )
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As long as none of the pins are bent it should be fine as it was not operating during its travel from point a to the floor.
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Old November 10, 2009, 06:28 AM
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Intel chip - no pins on the CPU to bend. If there's no obvious physical damage, it should be just fine. Not like being rubbed on sandpaper for a couple hours, or crushed by an aftermarket heatsink hurts them any.
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