Is the thermal compound that comes with Xigmatek Thor's Hammer conductive (might

I have a fried GA-X58-USB3

while TRYING to see the problem I think I also check the inside of the CPU socket, there was a small thermal compound in there but I didnt take it out and still tried to turn my board on. will it damage my processor (its the thermal paste that came with the xigmatek thors hammer)

before I even droped thermal compound there when I turned my board on it already sparked, is my processor dead?

I went to technicians and they said I think it was like a mosfet or something that prevented my processor from getting damaged. Im not confident that its alive even though they told me it MOST PROBABLY didnt die but just to be sure need your help


1 last thing they got to test my RAM but not the processor (ram was ok)
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  1. Based no my experience with frying motherboard that put on a 4th of July show...I would just get a new board. Have the guys at the shop test your CPU in another board that is compatible.

    Remember: Put the CPU in an anti-static carrier when transporting it.
  2. dogman_1234 said:
    Based no my experience with frying motherboard that put on a 4th of July show...I would just get a new board. Have the guys at the shop test your CPU in another board that is compatible.

    Remember: Put the CPU in an anti-static carrier when transporting it.



    i cant find any shop here in the philippines with an available x58 board
  3. I didn't know where you lived. Being said, it may be harder to so. Get a new motherboard.
  4. Go back to the beginning and don't assume it is some thermal paste (although this could cause a short).

    When you turn the power on to the motherboard, what happens?

    If nothing happens, disconnect everything (RAM, drives, video card, cpu heat sink, etc), everything except the cpu. Leave the power to the mobo and the cpu hooked up. Turn on! You should hear 3 beeps which means the mobo is working and doesn't recognize any RAM. If you don't hear 3 beeps, your mobo or cpu is junk.
  5. ahthurungnone said:
    Go back to the beginning and don't assume it is some thermal paste (although this could cause a short).

    When you turn the power on to the motherboard, what happens?

    If nothing happens, disconnect everything (RAM, drives, video card, cpu heat sink, etc), everything except the cpu. Leave the power to the mobo and the cpu hooked up. Turn on! You should hear 3 beeps which means the mobo is working and doesn't recognize any RAM. If you don't hear 3 beeps, your mobo or cpu is junk.


    theres already a big piece of burnt material on my mobo so I KNOW its dead just dontknow about the CPU


    the people there said since the ram didnt die the CPU is OK cause the short will pass the ram first before the CPU
  6. can't anyone distinguish a dead CPU ?
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