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Old 02-04-2007, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I had some recent problems with my setup. I'm pretty savy on how to fix and do most things on a computer and for some reason my computer had been running crappy lately. The system date wasn't keeping time so i got a new battery, but that didn't help. Then i noticed the CPU was running at unusually high temperatures. 50 degrees Celsius. So i decided last night to clean out the heatsink and cpu. Well I didn't realize you couldn't just reapply thermal compound on top of the original. I booted up the computer to bios and it said the cpu temperature was at 27 degrees Celsius (much better). So i saved the CMOS and turned off the computer, set it up right. And now nothing. No single beep when the computer turns on. No response at all. I'm not sure if my speaker is turned on for the warning signs of processor overheating, but i think since i heard the initial beep before that it is hooked up. But my question is, do u think my CPU is fried now that i've turned it on and applied this new Artic silver without cleaning it first? I took the heatsink off again and i had put a little to much on it had gone off the sides and stuff. I should have probably thought that through a little better before i did it but it was 2 in the morning last night and i was frustrated. I know i probably won't get good news from this but any advice would be great. If i properly clean everything the heatsink and CPU to the best of my ability is it salvageable?

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It's hard to judge that.... The best option would be to clean it, and re-assemble it to see if it works. Worst case, it doesn't work, get a new CPU. Best case, clean it, get it to work, and it only took a few minutes. Pretty much hit or miss at this point.

Are you sure that you didn't bend of the pins on the CPU when you took it out, or did you leave it in the socket. Are you sure the heatsink & fan is properly re-instaleld onto the CPU?

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Old 02-04-2007, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea thats what im going to do at this point just try and clean it. what can i use thats household to clean it. I saw a coffee filter is good but i have a lot of excess on the chip at this point so i dont know what i can use to clean it all off. I read about some arctic silver cleaner that supposedly works good, i may go try and pick it up tomorrow
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