First post, by dirkmirk
I recently purchased a gainbery 586 120 cpu off ebay.
This is an exerpt from the seller
The item comes in original retail box and has never been used. It is assumed to be in perfect working order but given its age is being offered as a collectable only.
This is what I received
Now its obviously been used or taken out of its package, whats worse is their is at least one broken pin.... And I paid WAY too much money for a "collectable only" item, I sent an email requesting a refund.
ON 2nd thoughts, the above photo shows the gainbery on the left(IBM branded which Im pretty sure is a cyrix 586, on the right is a cyrix 5x86-100.
I guess the cpu is attatched to some kind of voltage regulator board thing, their does appear to be a voltage regulator on the side of the adapter package.
Would the cpu simply unhook from the adapter?
This is a bummer either way, I cant use the cpu because my mainboards voltage regulator is faulty and only woks in 5v mode, if the gainbery package was in good working order I could've set the mainboard jumpers for 5V, cyrix 5x86 settings and the uprade cpu would regulate the voltage down to 3.3V??
What should I do?