Hello,I read somewhere cleaning around the heat sink for dust would help my pc run cooler so I did just that. But I did a Bonehead Move and pulled the heat sink out and the chip came out with it I placed the same chip back locked it back in place and now I`m dealing with a at least 3 BSOD a day My pc is a Acer Aspire M3100 AMD anthlon 64X2 dual core processor 5000+ it came with vista but I up graded to windows 7
I am surprised that the CPU came out with the heatsink. That should not happen if the CPU is locked in properly.
It is possible that you damaged the CPU or socket in the process. Maybe broke a pin?
Did you clean off the old thermal material and apply new thermal material before replacing the heatsink? If you are running with the old thermal material, or none at all, then the heatsink won't be working as effectively. Perhaps you are running hot and you are BSODing because of the heat? (That would be unusual - thermal issues don't normally produce a BSOD)
BSODing because of the heat? (That would be unusual - thermal issues don't normally produce a BSOD)
Actually, BSODs appear so as to prevent any further damage to the components, or in this case, the overheating CPU. But, the problem is , its a hardware. So BSODs will keep ocurring without stopping. So, the problem here is his heat sink. Its damaged. The OP should get a better one.
The cause likely is overheating caused by not replacing the thermal paste. If you just stuck it back on top of the old dried thermal paste, obviously it isn't making good contact with the heatsink and overheating.
The Temps range from 46-53 I use fan speed to watch them I will try the paste; I checked the pins and they look just fine I used a magnifying glass to look them over. This is the first major error since I bought my computer 4 yrs. ago all problems started that day when the cpu left the motherboard. And thanks for the replies