PC Hardware guys I NEED your HELP!

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  1. airbrat

    airbrat Swollen Member

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    OK, I finally decide to lap my heatsink and apply a generic version of Artic Silver. This pretty much is a no brainer. I removed the heatsink, did some sanding, cleaned the CPU, apply the silver and reattach the heatsink. I think I spent a whopping 10 minutes doing all this and when I powered on the rig nothing happened! It just powers on and thats it, no distinct beeps, nothing! Arrgghh! I was so frustrated so I disconnected everything from the 'puter, opened up the case and checked for the obvious. I made sure nothing wiggled loose and put all back together again. Still nothing! I power it on and just get a black screen. No error beeps, nothing.

    Anyone have any idea? :( :( :(
     
  2. Wolf68k

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    dead RAM maybe
    Does the power and drive active lights light up (same goes for the dvd/cd drives)?
    Fans spinning?
     
  3. airbrat

    airbrat Swollen Member

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    The RAM is brand new and when I powered it on for the first time I left the case off so I could make sure the fans and LED's would light up. They all did.

    Damn I am so short for ideas :(
     
  4. Stev

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    heatsink is on backwards :p
     
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    Evil_Gemini New Member

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    Sounds like you have crushed your cpu while installing the heatsink.
     
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    airbrat Swollen Member

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    how is that possible? I can only attach the heatsink one way.
     
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    What did you "sand?" And if you say the processor core, you should have someone chop your nuts off.
     
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    airbrat Swollen Member

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    no, just the heatsink.
     
  10. Evil_Gemini

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    It depends how you were putting it on.

    If you were putting it on from an angle, or put to much preasure, the clip in the middle isnt above the core, to much thermal paste, etc.

    Check for dust in the socket, bent or broken pins on the cpu, leaking die.

    Damn that Murphy and his law.
     
  11. Stev

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    no u can put the heatsink on backwards, seen it done... had ppl on other forums do it as well. If ur not looking u can just put it on backwards and ur machine will not boot. Its worth a look at least.

    send me ur stuff, i'll give u $25 + shipping and i will take it off ur hands.
     
  12. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    You spent 10 minutes lapping your hs? What grain was the sand paper that you used? Did you do it by hand? If you lapped it wrong then you could have easily fried your cpu.
     

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