If your processor is giving you trouble, it’s time to call in the experts. The brains behind your computer are called processors. They do a lot of the work for you behind the scenes, so having a faulty processor is in many cases one of the most frustrating issues computer users have had to deal with.
We wrote this article to show you how to tell if your processor is bad.
This article will also share some of the signs that your computer’s processor has begun to fail so that you can take the necessary steps to rectify the fault, and also options you have if your processor is either fried or just bad.
How to Tell If Your Processor Is Bad [Signs Of Failing or Fried CPU]
If the computer starts up and shuts down immediately, this usually means that your processor is bad.
A processor fault is another symptom of a failing hard drive. If the fans are running when the computer turns on, the operating system has failed to load.
It is possible that your CPU is bad if the screen of your computer freezes after a few minutes of being turned on.
The cold startup could be when the operating system is loading when you’re starting up your computer.
You might also see the blue screen of death. This is one of the first signs that your processor is bad.
If your computer overheats or if the fans are bad or if they are clogged with dust, you should act quickly because even though it’s not always an indication of a problem, it is often an indication that your computer processor is at risk of damage.
If you have a system that continuously beeps, you might need to check your processor.
This little beep is a result of the BIOS that performs a system check of your computer and scans for hardware issues.
The CPU does more than count beeps. The CPU actually does different tasks when it gets into trouble, too. It produces different numbers of beeps, and when you notice five or seven beeps, then the CPU is bad.
It might appear burnt and burnt out, but if you open it, you’ll notice that the whole motherboard is charred, and the CPU looks burnt, and there are marks of burns on the circuit around the CPU, in this case, you might want to change the whole motherboard.
If you plug in a power strip with a surge protector to protect your laptop or PC, there is a possibility that it will go down when there is a power surge. Then if the power goes out you’ll need a way to bring up the laptop / computer.
If you have a backup battery attached to your laptop, there’s no need to worry, because it will last through your battery replacement process.
Why do processors go bad?
Because a processor develops problems at the heat, as you’ve seen.
A good processor lead is important. If it starts to overheat, there is a chance it will get damaged.
If you want a computer that lasts long and runs smooth you better act fast to fix your computer cooling mechanism.
The age of your computer is also a factor. If your computer is less than 5 years old, you’re in the grace period, so it will continue working at a normal level.
Overclocking a CPU may cause it to fail. Don’t give a dual-core CPU the job of an eight-core processor.
Overclocking is good, as long as you’re realistic about what you’re doing.
If a game requires a minimum specification to run, don’t install it on anything below the minimum specification. The same goes for software and video and photo editors.
How to Repair a Dead Processor
If you sense that your processor is not responding or is malfunctioning, we never recommend that you attempt to fix it yourself. Instead, call the manufacturer’s customer service hotline.
We can help you avoid this issue, but first we have to talk about how it’s caused, and what you can do to fix it.
In this case, we recommend a complete replacement of the dead processor.
To replace a dead processor (CPU), start by unlatching the clips that are securing the processor fan and the heat sink, and release the locking lever by lifting it. You’d find a horizontal arm that is securing the processor, release the locking lever by lifting it. hold the processor by the sides with your thumb and index finger and lift it straight up to remove it. Ensure that the new processor is the same as the old, and gently but firmly set it in place and return the locking lever to its horizontal locked position. Put a small amount of thermal compound on the middle of the processor. return the heat sink and fan connections and use the locking clips.