Originally posted by omar ismyhero
hmm i cant seem to find my cpu. Im not sure what it looks like but there is a water cooling glass thing that transports the water, would it be under that? also i can find my ram so where would the cpu be in relation to the RAM? thanks.
well, based on my experience, the RAM is always in the top right corner of the motherboard, and the CPU is to the left of the RAM. your CPU isn't visible just by looking at a comp, there will either be a heatsink or fan directly above it. so yes, it's under the "cooling glass thing that transports the water."
remove the cooling glass (it's probably being held down by either 4 pins or 4 screws. once the cpu is visible (it looks like a square), check to see if there is anything that looks like glue on it. if there isn't, go to a computer store and buy thermalpaste and apply.
CAUTION: don't smear your hand all over the cpu, try not to make the pins on the bottom of the cpu touch anything, don't place it around moisture (a.k.a around your mouth).