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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Did you bend any cpu pins ?
Did you accidentally disconnect any leads internally ?
This is a PC or Laptop ?
All the best Brett
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.