[Techtalk] no boot after replacing cpu cooler
Wim De Smet
kromagg at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 08:36:09 UTC 2010
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 4:42 AM, Carla Schroder <carla at bratgrrl.com> wrote:
> This is driving me batty, now it does not post at all. I tried the old
> heatsink again, then tried the old CPU. Nada. Power up, fans, no post. I took
> out the motherboard and examined it all over with a magnifiying glass and did
> not see scorches, blown capacitors, or any other apparent defects. The new
> heatsink has a much stiffer clamp than the old one, and applies more
> pressure. Could it have done some kind of not-visible damage?
> Dangit, this is my shiny new Phenom, and I only got to use for a couple days.
Did you go over the CPU with a magnifying glass? You might have broken
one or more of the contacts. Any other damage would likely look like a
big huge crack in the CPU itself.
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