ar1stotle wrote:Geez, what are the chances??
If that's the case, I doubt I could get another 939 Athlon except like off ebay... AMD won't RMA those, will they? Maybe I should just find something else that'll take DDR400 and PCIE? The best option here would be to do something that doesn't cost them any money out of pocket though :-/
There's a small chance you might be able to find someone with a stock of s939 Semprons, they were the last CPUs produced for socket 939 -- socket 939 motherboards on the other hand are probably still available from some people, my first search turned up one available here in France
Do you have another s939 system you can test the components with ? The motherboard is more likely to fail than the CPU
You are unlikely to be able to obtain replacement components from the manufacturers, as even in the best case scenario they are VERY unlikely to have any such s939 products in stock...
Having said that, it sounds like a typical case of lightning damage, so that the motherboard, CPU, and RAM should all
be considered suspect