I cleaned my cpu heat sink " took it off" and now my pc dont work Tags: Heat Thermal Compound CPUs Last response: May 3, 2010 12:08 AM in CPUs Share Anonymous a b à CPUs May 2, 2010 11:53:02 PM ok i was cleaning my pc and removed my heat sink and now my shuts down about 15 secs or less after i start it up. do i need new thermal compound and is the shuting down a saft thing? More about : cleaned cpu heat sink dont work aford10 a b à CPUs May 3, 2010 12:07:45 AM Did you remove the old thermal paste? Assuming nothing else was changed, you either didn't mount the HSF correctly, or you need new thermal paste. Your CPU is likely overheating, causing the PC to shut down. aford10 a b à CPUs May 3, 2010 12:08:55 AM This topic has been moved from the section Tom's Hardware Forum related to section CPU & Components by Aford10 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCPU is idling hot w/ new heat sink ForumCPU runs hot, fan always on even after cleaning heat sink ForumHow to Cleaning the heat sink and.. ForumCpu stuck to heat sink ForumHeat sink doesn't appear to be even close to touching CPU ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumHow to separate CPU from Heat Sink ? ForumHow do you reinstall a processor thats stuck to the heat sink ? ForumWill plumbers silicone heat sink compound work with a cpu ForumNeed help choosing an heat sink ForumThe heat sink plastic connectors broke ForumNeed help with fans for pc and cpu fans to replace stock heat sink fan ForumPC slower after installing new heat sink ForumInstalled a new CPU/heat sink - PC not starting up ForumTablet dropped on CPU heat sink ForumIs a heat sink that necessary? ForumCPU + Heat sink attachment error ForumPush+Pull or Push+Push Dual Fans on Heat Sink ForumNeed Help finding After Market CPU Fan / heat sink More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !