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July 27, 2012 11:01:51 AM

I installed a new cooler and its working but when i turn on mafhine it usually makes a beep and shows mb screen. Thats not happening . is the mb broke??? its a 77ot gigabyte.

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July 27, 2012 11:10:56 AM

Examine the board for damage.
July 27, 2012 11:11:09 AM

the heatsink i installed is artic cooler 7 rev 2. please help.
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July 27, 2012 11:12:48 AM

***. the gigabye logo has come loose. ill take a pic...
July 27, 2012 11:13:50 AM

i know what heat sink you installed.
Look at the board around the heatsink, can you see any cracks?
July 27, 2012 11:17:23 AM

this is a bits wobbly i50.tinypic.com/a29d1v.jpg and yes that is my mb
July 27, 2012 11:20:59 AM

Did you check if all the wires are connected properly?
July 27, 2012 11:31:00 AM

yes the fans are running
July 27, 2012 11:31:37 AM

Did you connect all the CABLES to the motherboard?
July 27, 2012 11:35:50 AM

yes.
July 27, 2012 11:39:33 AM

Have you tried putting the stock cooler back?
July 27, 2012 11:44:31 AM

it took me 2 hours to install it. there has to be another way. besides i have no thermal paste.
July 27, 2012 12:23:00 PM

Why on Gods earth did it take 2 hours even using 1 hand thats a 10 minute job.

Also this is actually your motherboard http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

Anyway did you at any point remove the CPU? If you did did you put it back properly? Make sure the lever arm was put back down properly?

What exactly is happening when you turn it on? It is sticking on the gigabyte BIOS screen? or does it display a message after that screen? If it is sticking on that screen how many beeps is it making and what type of beeps?
July 27, 2012 12:25:50 PM

Why did it take 2 hours? Did you remover the cpu form the socket? if so have you put it back the correct way around?

If you haven't you will get the symptoms you have explained.
July 27, 2012 12:35:20 PM

i did not remove the cpu. when i turn on the fans start and lights come on but no bios screen or beep.
July 27, 2012 12:36:53 PM

i over exagerated it took about 1 hour as the screws where tricky.
July 27, 2012 12:42:51 PM

Verify all power connections to the motherboard are correct
July 27, 2012 12:44:30 PM

everything is plugged in :( 
July 27, 2012 12:58:40 PM

ok just to be sure you have quadruple checked all connections to the motherboard? none are at a slight angle or anything?

Reason being if its not a power ssue its likely your mobo is screwed.
July 27, 2012 1:00:21 PM

:o  omg please say theres a fix . all connections are in. is there something i can do to reset mb or smething?
July 27, 2012 1:03:02 PM

you can but its not likely to help in this situation. If you want to reset it pop out the cell battery wait a while then pop it back in. To be honest though as its not posting at all so no beep codes and as all youhahve done is replace the cooler my best guess is you have damaged the board itself somehow while doing the cooler.
July 27, 2012 1:03:46 PM

well my motherboard has a button i can press that resets bios to default and it also has settings that check the ram is installed and evrything else required to boot and if not it will boot to a black screen with white writing explaining wehre a problem is, in my own expieriance i belive you may have knocked the ram as when a pc doesnt do anything at all its usually the ram as it needs that to work to do anything at all so just take them out and put them back in move them about into different slots :) 
July 27, 2012 1:09:52 PM

a memory issue should give a beep code, 1 long continous beep if i remember right
July 27, 2012 1:54:51 PM

nope. what about the loose componenet in the pic?
July 27, 2012 2:06:35 PM

d4l3 said:
I installed a new cooler and its working but when i turn on mafhine it usually makes a beep and shows mb screen. Thats not happening . is the mb broke??? its a 77ot gigabyte.


Why did you change it?
July 27, 2012 2:14:09 PM

to improve tempertures and noise.
July 27, 2012 2:34:32 PM

would i have to buy a new pc??
July 27, 2012 2:40:42 PM

congrats you succeeded in both! [/fridayafternoontroll]

In all seriousness I'm sorry to say it sounds like something has been damaged on the motherboard or CPU socket. I'd try putting your old cooler back on in case it is just the mobo warping with weight/pressure of the cooler - obviously get some paste first!
July 27, 2012 2:55:48 PM

OK..so do it methodically..

What did you remove to install the new fan?

check all of these one by one

if its still not working remove the new cooler and re seat the cpu.

put cooler back on

try it.
July 27, 2012 3:01:53 PM

but i didnt touch the cpu.
July 27, 2012 3:10:07 PM

You pulled off the old fan from the cpu and put a new one on.

so YOU may not have but the old heat sink and new one certainly did.
July 27, 2012 3:15:14 PM

so i need to take out the xooler and cpu and put them back in?
July 27, 2012 3:17:38 PM

Yes,
Examine the board while your at it.
just remember if you have an AMD CPU, be careful of the pins.
July 27, 2012 3:23:42 PM

The loose thing in the picture with a logo on it is a heatsink. It shouldnt be loose as in wobbly and floppy but it should be removable (with a bit of effort).

You can try swapping the coolers back around I doubt it will do anything but for arguements sake it rules out any issue there.

When you changed the coolers did the old one come off easy or take alot of pulling?

When you put the new one on at any point did the screwdriver jump out the screw as you screwed it and hit anything on the mobo?

Please tell us all you didnt do this with the PC case on the carpet or something.

If the motherboard is fried you will need a new one unless its within its RMA period and you get creative with the RMA form (not that I would advocate that). Goodish news there is AM3+ boards can be had cheaply. A 7xx chipset board like that can be had for under £40 ($70) a higher end 9xx chipset can be had for double that.
July 27, 2012 3:36:47 PM

nope still didnt work
July 27, 2012 3:40:49 PM

removing the old cooler did take a lot of force. a screw did land on the mb but i got it out with a magnatised screw driver.
July 27, 2012 3:45:45 PM

Did you plug the fan in the right fan socket (should be label something like CPU_fan).
July 27, 2012 3:54:20 PM

yes.
July 27, 2012 5:53:06 PM

wr6133 said:
The loose thing in the picture with a logo on it is a heatsink. It shouldnt be loose as in wobbly and floppy but it should be removable (with a bit of effort).

You can try swapping the coolers back around I doubt it will do anything but for arguements sake it rules out any issue there.

When you changed the coolers did the old one come off easy or take alot of pulling?

When you put the new one on at any point did the screwdriver jump out the screw as you screwed it and hit anything on the mobo?

Please tell us all you didnt do this with the PC case on the carpet or something.

If the motherboard is fried you will need a new one unless its within its RMA period and you get creative with the RMA form (not that I would advocate that). Goodish news there is AM3+ boards can be had cheaply. A 7xx chipset board like that can be had for under £40 ($70) a higher end 9xx chipset can be had for double that.


so how would i fix the mb heasink woobbly-ness?
July 27, 2012 5:55:43 PM

super glue?
How did you manage to get it wobbly.
July 27, 2012 5:57:10 PM

also, the cpu fan is working so the mb cant be bust?
July 27, 2012 6:11:37 PM

You dodged my question.

The board can still be faulty even if the fans spin.
July 27, 2012 6:52:59 PM

sorry, when i was trying to screw the screws i must have put some force against it.
July 27, 2012 6:53:59 PM

Surely you could push it into place?
July 27, 2012 7:15:08 PM

its already in place its just loose.
July 27, 2012 9:07:54 PM

It's not installed properly then d4l3 is what hes trying to get at. Anywho...

From your mobo manual.
Beeps and meaning
1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long, 1 short: Memory or motherboard error
1 long, 2 short: Monitor or graphics card error
1 long, 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long, 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: Graphics card not inserted properly
Continuous short beeps: Power error

Since you aren't getting any beeps / errors. My personal opinion after reading the thread is two things. 1) Your not ready yet to be messing around with the guts of a pc, i suggest taking it to a professional or a friend whom is qualified and watch/learn from them. To many mistakes were made that are evident from this post. 2) In my opinion it's your mobo or proc that's shot.
July 27, 2012 11:46:14 PM

So did you reset the BIOS with the button? Or did you remove the battery to get to default BIOS? Or has it not been done yet?
July 28, 2012 12:24:37 AM

how do i do that? i have gigabyte 77ot
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