I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with an Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor. I am interested in buying an i5-2430M processor on eBay for a friend but I need to test it on my laptop. The problem is that the seller has no feedback so I can't trust him but this also means that the price is much lower than normal.
The processor he sends me might be faulty so my question is: Can a faulty [in any way] processor break anything else in my laptop?
P.S.: I know how to install it / apply thermal paste / not bend the pins / protect against static discharge so you can take this out of consideration. Thank you!