I had a corrupted hal.dll file and while trying to patch that my pc would just turn off , so I finally checked the temp on the CPU and it was way above average (110-130ºC range)
So I took of the heatsink...cleaned the cpu and heatsink and reapplied some AS5 paste to the cpu and put the heatsink back on. Went to power on the system and heard what sounded like a pop (no spark or smell) and now the motherboard led never comes on.
I know something had to have fried , but I am wondering what and why.
Asus M2N32 - SLI Deluxe MOBO
AMD X2 5500+ Black Edition CPU
1x 750gb Samsung Sata HDD
1x NEC DVD-Burner
1x Nvidia 5800gt GFX card
Any help at this point would be greatly appreciated , I am afraid to take the power supply and hook it up to another system and cause a bad voltage spike.
Is there any other way I can deduce what is actually wrong with the system?
Much thanks in advance for any informative replies.
+1 to trying a new PSU. That sounds like the most likely cuplrit. However, if the PSU blew and fried any other components, that's when it gets really fun, because you don't know which. Then you're down to testing each individual component one by one.