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August 6, 2013 2:25:40 PM

I recently bought the Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler because my old stock one was too noisy. The removal of my old CPU fan turned out a bit messy because I ended up pulling it off the mobo along with the processor instead of twisting it back and forth so it separates from the processor like I found out later. I put it in the oven to soften up the thermal paste as I read from another thread on this forum because the two were stuck together (it was the cooler that came with the cpu with the pre-applied thermal paste).

It worked, and after I finally got the two separated I noticed that some of the pins on the cpu were bent. I straightened them out with tweezers, but in the process a pin ended up breaking off. :(  I read in another thread here that there still is a chance the cpu might work so I put it back in, applied the thermal paste according to the instructions that came with the Noctua cooler, and mounted it on.

After plugging everything in, I turned on the computer. All the fans were working, including the new cooler. The problem is nothing was showing up on my monitor. I tried plugging the DVI cable into my motherboard instead of my graphics card with no avail. I then tried it with another monitor with a VGA cable and also no luck.

My specs:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black edition 3.4 GHz
ASUS M4N78-PRO motherboard
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 memory
Thermaltake TR2-430 PSU
Samsung 1 TB HDD (not sure which model specifically)
Galaxy GT430 graphics card
Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow Edition case

I'd greatly appreciate if someone were to help me out with this.

Thanks,

Daniel
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August 6, 2013 2:41:58 PM

Probably going to need a new CPU, the best way to remove the CPU cooler is to run the machine a bit before attempting to remove (make sure it's not too hot to touch though), that will loosen the TIM enough to safely remove. How did you manage to pull it off with the socket cover on? Might be MOBO damage too.
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August 6, 2013 4:05:58 PM

chugot9218 said:
Probably going to need a new CPU, the best way to remove the CPU cooler is to run the machine a bit before attempting to remove (make sure it's not too hot to touch though), that will loosen the TIM enough to safely remove. How did you manage to pull it off with the socket cover on? Might be MOBO damage too.


I tried using my old processor (AMD Phenom X4 9600) and it worked. I guess I'm gonna have to say bye to my Phenom II Black Edition. And I've had it for only about 8 months. ;_;
The motherboard I currently have is actually an AM2 socket, but it has AM3 support which is the reason I bought a processor that was already fairly outdated when I was upgrading.
I guess it's finally time to upgrade my motherboard so I can at least have DDR3. Might as well get an Intel this time.
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