Small circular golden contacts of an AMD barton cpu

Hi everybody, I have a problem with my Athlon XP 2600+ (Barton) cpu.
When I checked it last time had some sticky substance.(Probably from thermal paste)After I cleaned it and put on some new thermal paste, never worked again.
I noticed that one of the small circular golden contacts (I don"t know how they are called) is discollored. 90% is the reason of the not fuction of the cpu.
How can I fix this? And what these circular contacts actually do?
I hope somebody help me on this.I have a picture of the cpu but I don"t know how to attach it.
Thank you.
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  1. To attach an image, you can use http://www.freeimagehosting.net/upload.php and then use the link to insert the image in a forum post.
  2. Yep. Need a pic.
  3. GhislainG said:
    To attach an image, you can use http://www.freeimagehosting.net/upload.php and then use the link to insert the image in a forum post.


    Thank you very much!
  4. jaguarskx said:
    Yep. Need a pic.


    Sorry, I read your "motto" as a remark! :P
    Thanks for your remark, I put a photo right away!
  5. jaguarskx said:
    Yep. Need a pic.


    GhislainG said:
    To attach an image, you can use http://www.freeimagehosting.net/upload.php and then use the link to insert the image in a forum post.


    I tried to paste every code it gave me. but nothing.. is says "You are not allowed to edit this message!"
  6. First you need to upload the image to freeimagehosting.net. Click Browse, select your image on your system and upload it. Then you'll be provided with the links to paste in your post. Next you add a reply to your post and paste the link to the image.
  7. Sorry for the low quality of the photo. Has been taken from a cellular.
    The discolored contact is the one marked on the top.
    Does anyone know what exactly do this part of the cpu?
    And how is called?
  8. You didn't embed the image in your post. To add the link to your image, you need to click the Insert image icon and then paste the correct link that you got from freeimagehosting.net after uploading your image.
  9. Raptor00 said:
    Hi everybody, I have a problem with my Athlon XP 2600+ (Barton) cpu.
    When I checked it last time had some sticky substance.(Probably from thermal paste)After I cleaned it and put on some new thermal paste, never worked again.
    I noticed that one of the small circular golden contacts (I don"t know how they are called) is discollored. 90% is the reason of the not fuction of the cpu.
    How can I fix this? And what these circular contacts actually do?
    I hope somebody help me on this.I have a picture of the cpu but I don"t know how to attach it.
    Thank you.

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  10. done
  11. Goodness. I thought that I was the only one around still using a Barton core CPU.

    I'd take mine apart and look, but now I am afraid that what happened to you will happen to me.
  12. You probaly ripped off by accident the transistors which were possitioned there, otherwise I 've got no clue due the quality of your picture.
    Sorry.. but it seems your cpu is dead.
  13. tijmen007 said:
    You probaly ripped off by accident the transistors which were possitioned there, otherwise I 've got no clue due the quality of your picture.
    Sorry.. but it seems your cpu is dead.


    No ripped or burnt transistors. The transistors of any cpu are inside.This is something superficial.
    I know that even cpus with broken pins have been fixed...so..this isn"t so bad..and 99% can be fixed.
    I just don"t know the way. I will try to put a better photo.
    It"s a matter of honnor for me to get this fixed..
    Thanks for your message.
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