Originally Posted by Lost Hawaiian
Buys pre-built computers/breaks/uses/gets tired of said computers/takes apart computers/attempts to built Frankenputer/stores dirty CPU's in sandwich baggies/drops CPU/inspects CPU/installs CPU without TIM/Frankenputer no workee/removes CPU/finds dirt in socket/thinks about cleaning CPU with toothbrush/mom leaves for store without him/dumb suggestion/smart remark/finds some part numbers/waits for mom to bring isopropyl alcohol to use with toothbrush/hears beeps/another dumb suggestion/oh, not the right beeps/advice/insults/yadda yadda/recap.
There ya go...
That is about it in a nutshell.
Also Gallien your suggestion made me laugh terribly.
Also I reinstalled the former CPU (CORRECTLY TO MY UNDERSTANDING THIS TIME) and now we have seem to have stopped the freezing, for now. The system upon power being restored will momentarily turn on and then cut off, a major difference from before, but upon starting up the PC for real, it freezes.
Any more bright ideas? What would happen if I wriggled the heat-sink around too much while latching it into place?
EDIT: I cleaned the pins for the CPUs like how should be done before doing all this.Edited by Draton - 8/19/11 at 8:20pm