I've recently been given a PC with a load of parts.
So I have a spare CPU which (I think) is 200Mhz faster than the CPU currently installed.
However I'm not sure if the spare CPU works.
So - a few questions.
1) If a CPU is mishandled is it likely to be damaged? I'm not talking about bent pins etc, just the fact that it's been touched on the chip itself and may have been in contact with other parts. DIMM's and also the CMOS battery.
2) If the CPU is damaged will installing it damage the motherboard or any other parts? Can I try it and if it doesn't work just re-fit the other CPU?
As always, any help greatly appreciated.