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Broken pushpin on Intel stock cooler, now it won't boot?

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  • Cooling
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  • Intel
  • CPUs
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January 21, 2014 11:32:02 PM

So, my old motherboard broke, I got a new one, and installing the stock cooler (I planned on upgrading later) for my Intel processor, a pushpin broke. I figured it was tight enough just for a test boot since there were 3 holding it onto the cpu, but after shutting down the computer after about 5 minutes, it won't boot again. It won't even show the logo for the BIOS. Should I be worried or should I just replace the cooler with a better one? Will it boot then?
Added Details: I can hear the hard drive working, I assume the CPU is working then? Is the CPU just going extremely slow so it doesn't fry?

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a b à CPUs
January 21, 2014 11:44:57 PM

Did you re-apply thermal paste?
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a b à CPUs
January 21, 2014 11:51:17 PM

Try re-applying the thermal paste and re-seating the sink first.
If it still doesn't work, get a new cooler.
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January 23, 2014 11:02:50 PM

SimonGranstrom said:
Did you re-apply thermal paste?


Jayxl said:
Try re-applying the thermal paste and re-seating the sink first.
If it still doesn't work, get a new cooler.

I'll get a new cooler this weekend and re-apply thermal paste and see if it works.
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January 25, 2014 10:08:11 PM

Bought an h55 and now it works. Seems like it was just the cooler.
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