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I really messed up this time....

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May 9, 2005 9:02:31 PM

Well the other day I decided to get rid of all the dust that was in the fan and heatsink sitting on top of the cpu... so I take it off and get the dust out then put it back on again... thinking about it I did use a fair amount of force.. well, those things are hard to get on. Anyway now when I try to turn the computer on the only thing that happens is the cpu fan turns. aaagghhh. Where do I start?



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May 9, 2005 9:06:38 PM

LOL You took your HSF off? How did you get the dust off?????
May 9, 2005 9:12:37 PM

I took the heatsink off with the fan still attached to it... didnt take the fan off. Dust was between the two, got it out with a pointy thing.
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May 9, 2005 9:13:36 PM

If you didn't reinstall your heat sink and fan properly, the CPU will overheat very quickly and the thermal protection will shut it down almost immediately.
May 9, 2005 9:18:28 PM

Did you reapply thermal compound?
May 10, 2005 12:21:47 AM

Don't listen to Wusy - he's just a pot-head.

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May 10, 2005 12:40:25 AM

no, not the new pothead, just the new board ASSW___LE!
May 10, 2005 4:31:52 AM

Did you hear a crunching sound as you put the HSF back on?

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May 10, 2005 10:07:02 AM

Your sig is just... ... ...

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May 10, 2005 4:03:35 PM

THermal compound? Ahhh nope.. no I didnt... Guess I fried it then?
May 10, 2005 5:21:36 PM

Maybe not try applying the compound and then try it again. I don't know what kind of protection it has but my understanding is that it shuts down if it overheats, hopefully this is the case.
May 10, 2005 7:54:50 PM

1) What CPU is it?
2) Did you scrape the CPU with the "pointy thing"?
3) Did any of the dust look like a thin coating of dry black paint or grey/white squidgy goop?

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