No video after installing new heat sink ....
Hey Guys & Gals,
I just installed a Xigmatek HDT-SD964 heatsink w/Arctic Silver 5 compound. I installed this to replace a CoolIt Eliminator Liquid Cooling system that went bad on me. The pump died and I also needed to top off the anitfreeze.
Instead of repairing the CoolIt Eliminator I opted to replace it with a heatsink instead mainly because of cost.
The PC powers on fine. All fans and HDs run. No beeps. However, there is no video signal.
I've reseated the RAM I took out to get at a cable that was traveling through the MOBOs heatpipes.
I've also swapped DVI cables around as I have four monitors hooked up (actually three monitors and a projector).
The temps are now fine. It's staying under 30c. I'm not getting any beeps. Actually I don't see a case speaker. When the PC powers on I do hear three clicks. Seems to be the HDs starting up. After these clicks, nothing.
All fans are running fine but still no video signal.
When I was cleaning the previous compound off I took out the CPU just to make sure that it was clean. I re-istalled the CPU the same way it was b4. However, I did notice a thin black wire with a flattened copper piece at the end that was under the CPU. I followed the wire and it seems that it is the temp guage in front of the case. I reseated the CPU onto the MOBO with the copper piece sandwiched between the mobo and the CPU.
Could I have screwed up here? If I did, could this be the 'cause for no video?