Hi everyone, I have a really bad problem with one of my AMD Phenom II CPUs that I can't seem to fix. The CPU was initially bought with an ASRock AM3 motherboard and has worked ever since. But unfortunately, the ASRock motherboard was damaged when a pair of DDR2 DIMM ram sticks were forced into the DDR3 DIMM ram slots and it eventually bricked the motherboard to the point where it won't turn on. Assuming that since the ASRock motherboard probably couldn't be fix using any of my solutions or tools, I had attempted to use the CPU with another motherboard or desktop. But if I recall, I believe that the CPU didn't work with any of the motherboard or desktop, regardless if it had an AM2 or AM3 socket. I seem to have some memory of the CPU working on a desktop after the incident, but I can't confirm if it was reality or a dream. When I tested the CPU with multiple AM2 and AM3 systems, it didn't really work with the CPU, regardless of having an AM2 or AM3 socket, or regardless of the cooling system, ram, video card, power supply, or BIOS version. What's interesting is when I tested the CPU on a desktop with an AM2 socket, it failed to post, but the desktop also came with a PC speaker built in, and surprisingly, it gave an error code regarding the ram. However, when I tested multiple ram chips with different speeds or brands, or if I tried different ram slots and configurations, it wouldn't post. I finally decided to go on a forum where people would know more about this stuff than I do. If the CPU is truly can't be fixed, I understand.