Thread: I think i broke my processor....
May 7th, 2006, 02:25 PM #1
I think i broke my processor....
I was putting on this new heatsink someone gave me, and i noticed it was running really hot, so i took it off and reapplied the thermal paste, and it wouldnt turn back on. All the fans start spinning but no noise from the computer itself. So i look closly at the CPU, and the die has a little bit of chipping on its corner. So yeah, im assuming i broke it somehow, which is strange because i dont recall having any problems with the installation. Am i correct in assuming this is my problem?
May 7th, 2006, 02:43 PM #2
Check for bent or broken pins as well. That's what happened to mine."Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the
foolish their lack of understanding."
May 7th, 2006, 10:13 PM #3
naw the pins are fine, i only removed it once during the whole thing and it worked after i did. Is the die really sensitive, or is it just a heat transfer thing?
May 7th, 2006, 10:53 PM #4
Theres only 2 options...
1. you chipped the core wich will result in exactly what you described...
you have to replace the CPU
2. you chipped the core but did no actual damage...
BUT you used a conductive thermal paste that is now shorting something internal...
IF you have used AS5 or similar, then you will have to painstakingly remove it from the core and chipped areas...
Then reapply a non-conductive paste and hope for the best...
May 17th, 2006, 09:08 AM #5
i really dont know what type of thermal paste i used, it came in the box with the heatsink i was given, in a little plastic bag. Id like that to be the case, but ive cleaned it fairly well and nothing happens. Darn. I hope i can get another chip. I see athlon 3000 A sockets on ebay for 50 bucks, maybe ill pick one up.
May 17th, 2006, 09:16 AM #6
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Maybe this was fate. Fate is telling you to upgrade..
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