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Replaced CPU, now PC wont boot BIOS.

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August 28, 2013 1:04:35 PM

I just replaced my AMD Phenom II x4 965 CPU with an AMD FX-8350 x8 CPU. Unfortunately the Phenom II was glued to the damn mobo! (ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0) Which I had to carefully cut off with a stanley knife. There is no visual physical damage to any component, but after putting the new CPU in with my heatsink the PC would not boot. No POST beep and there is a red LED light on the mobo. 

So we put the old Phenom II back in so we could update the BIOS to the latest version which is compatible with the new CPU. Unfortunately the same problem has occurred.

Has my motherboard had it?

My GPU is an MSI GTX 770, 8GB Kingston RAM (untouched) during the swap.















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August 28, 2013 1:08:11 PM

does clearing the cmos once the new cpu is in the machine make a difference?
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August 28, 2013 1:11:55 PM

Looks like the socket itself got damaged by the force when you tried to take out the 'glued' CPU.
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August 28, 2013 1:54:11 PM

mauller07 said:
does clearing the cmos once the new cpu is in the machine make a difference?


Ive cleared the cmos with the Phenom II back in, still no POST beep.

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August 28, 2013 1:57:25 PM

if putting the phenom back in and the pc does not boot then you most likely damaged the socket while removing the glue.
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