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Computer will not go on after cleaning CPU HELP!!

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March 26, 2012 8:06:21 PM


I am only after taking my computer apart to clean my cpu. I applied thermal paste all correctly using the card method. I cleaned old paste with alcohol I got from the computer shop and then used toilet roll to dry. This is my first PC that I built and I am so worried that I have damaged my CPU in someway. Can someone please help me!

Intel i5 2500k

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a b à CPUs
March 26, 2012 8:12:45 PM

Hi :) 

Did you bend any cpu pins ?

Did you accidentally disconnect any leads internally ?

This is a PC or Laptop ?

All the best Brett :) 
a b à CPUs
March 26, 2012 8:14:00 PM

You took your CPU out to clean it? WHY!?
It can be very likely that you killed it with electricity. If you weren't grounded/neutral when you touched it, your static electricity could have easily fryed the CPU.