Nothing appears on screen at startup.?

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  1. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    I finally installed my new heatsink and fan and now when I start up my computer, it does not beep and nothing appears on screen when it starts up. I applied a very thin layer of compound glue too. Help please.
     
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    Did you reapply the cpu to the motherboard?
     
  3. Little Spunky $#!T

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    Yes, several times :dunno:
     
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    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    Just went through that same problem. Replaced the CPU, still didn't work, replaced the mobo and then it began working.
     
  5. Little Spunky $#!T

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    I don't see why replacing the mobo would have any affect :dunno:
     
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    Its not a good sign when the motherboard is not beeping. I can't remember off the top of my head if a motherboard will beep if the CPU has been removed. I know it will if the RAM or video card have been removed (which you might try doing).

    Without spending money, all I can say is check that the CPU has been installed ok and there's no physical damage to the CPU (bent pins, etc). Sounds wacky but make sure you have power - the power cable is plugged into the power supply and the power supply is plugged into the motherboard. After that, I would suggest you start swapping stuff out with stuff that you know works (which might mean a trip to the computer store, unless you have spare PCs laying around).
     
  7. z y i r o

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    also did you allow the cpu to cool fully before removing the heatsink and fan from it ive heard stories where someone removed there cpu without allowing it to cool and it ended up frying to chip....


    -garrett
     
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    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    it is possible to mess up the mobo while installing a new heatsink, somehow I did it. :dunno:
     
  9. Little Spunky $#!T

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    No I didn't allow for it to cool. But I guess its possible for it to me the mobo. I guess I will have to send it back to newegg for a replacement :mad:
     
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    anymore ideas?
     
  11. JazzHound

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    If you haven't RMA the board yet, try reinstalling just the bare essentials. CPU/Ram (vid card). If it ain't happening, it's likely one or more of those components are damaged.
     
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    depending on the retention mechanism, and what kind of chip you have, you could have damaged it. they dont take well to being crushed
     
  13. Little Spunky $#!T

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    Ya I figurd it out. The core on the proc. is damaged. I can tell there is a chip that has been taken out of it.

    I guess I get to buy a new one, along with a CPU Shime so I don't make this mistake again.
     

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