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 SolvedHelp! I cleaned my cpu coolers dust and dried thermal epox, now my Pc doesnt work properly Forum Solvedwill this heat sink work with this mobo and cpu? Forum reapplied heat sink to cpu, now no video output Forum SolvedNo power to PC after changing CPU heat sink Forum SolvedCleaning CPU heat sink prior to thermal pasting Forum SolvedUpgraded CPU Heat-sink not working properly Forum SolvedNeed help with fans for pc and cpu fans to replace stock heat sink fan Forum Have oozing off 2 sides of CPU after installing heat sink... Forum Inspiron 600m reseated heat sink now cpu temp JUMping around Forum Took the CPU out to clean the heatsink, and now the computer doesnt bo Forum Can't get the heat sink/Fan off CPU-Socket A-AMD Forum CPU runs hot, fan always on even after cleaning heat sink Forum Solvedis contact cleaner good for cleaning heat sinks and other PC parts? Forum Rebooted PC got 'Memory Management' BSOD. Took a stick of RAM out now working smoothly? Forum pc turns on for a half a secound then wont respond after that,, i took the gpu out and it works fine now, bad gpu? Forum HP envy dv7-7332ea high CPU temperatures despite heat sinks being clean. Forum Installed a new CPU/heat sink - PC not starting up Forum When i tight clip of heat sink cpu not working Forum SolvedNew CPU cooler installed, now pc won't work Forum PC was working and then shut off now keeps shutting off Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !