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I totally screwed up my new CPU (Maybe)

post #1 of 90
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There is a combination of steps in-which I have majorly messed up.

An hour before my more severe idiotic actions I dropped the new CPU and bent some pins, none broken though. I spent the next half hour correcting and then ensuring they were corrected enough that I could attach it to its corresponding location on what would be the motherboard it would be located on without breaking the pins. No pins were broken, thank goodness.

I idiotically then decided to install the new CPU & heat-sink without any thermal grease or material to transfer heat from the CPU to the heat-sink. I then proceeded to connect any / all unplugged necessary wiring inside / to the tower, and started it up. It powered on, and nothing functioned as it should. The CPU fan was off. The back fan that plugs into the motherboard (Not the power supply fan)(The power supply was working fine and the fan was running as well) was running to my remembering of the event. The tower just powered on, and that was it. I totally screwed up.

I then take the CPU and heat-sink out after cutting power from the power strip I had the tower and monitor plugged into.
I have noticed that there is material between the pins, dirt and stuff. Just wait, this gets worse.

I then finally get the thermal grease, apply it correctly during installation of the CPU and heat-sink, and the tower still does not function.

Now can someone please tell me if I have burned out the CPU or if its just dirty space between pins. I really need some advice on this.
post #2 of 90
Probably ruined your mobo by shoving dirt into the sockets.
    
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post #3 of 90
well you DIDNT burn it out.
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It wasn't really dirt, but I could say it was considering its wasteful stuff that I don't want around. It was thermal grease.
post #5 of 90
well depending on the grease it could short out..

what cpu? what board?

i would try... ehhh. cleaning it.. but..


perhaps somone has a better idea to get thermal grease out of the pins...
post #6 of 90
If you only got a few pins dirty with paste I don't think you have anything to worry about. I ran a 4600+ for a while with a few dirty pins. I don't think that is the source of your problems.

Did you get thermal paste on the pins or in the socket itself?
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post #7 of 90
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I don't know the much information about the board that would certainly pertain to this except the socket. AM2 Socket.

I was installing an AMD Athlon II x4 adx620wfk42gi CPU.

EDIT: It was on the pins Dala.

EDIT EDIT: I think I found the motherboard model number. I dunno. MS-7283 VER 1.0.
Edited by Draton - 8/19/11 at 4:19pm
post #8 of 90
Why would you put thermal grease on the pins?
Is it conductive?
post #9 of 90
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The thermal grease ended up on the pins probably because of where I was storing my extra CPUs. I am fairly new to this and I ended up putting them in probably the worst possible place. A ziplock bag, stacked atop one another, with just about everyone one still partly coated (On the metal caps) with thermal grease. I don't know what I was thinking.
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i call troll
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