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Last night, I decided to take my CPU out and apply some Arctic Alumina that I had laying around in my drawer to try to up its overclock. While I had the computer on the desk, I took out all the cables, and redid the cable management (Which I might add, looks quite nice for factory sleeved cables). Now, when I try to turn on my pc, the fans start spinning, I hear the hard drive spinning, but I don't get a POST or any beeps. I checked the speaker to make sure I had it in correctly, in case I was missing something, but still no sign as to what is going on. When I took the HSF off the CPU originally, the OEM heatpaste was like glue to the CPU, ripping it out of its socket without undoing the clasp. Could I have torn something? I've tried reseating the heatsink, graphics card, RAM, and checking all plugs. I tried resetting CMOS by jumping the pins with a screwdriver, but I'm not sure if it actually cleared. No wires are running between the motherboard and the tray, and those behind the tray aren't interfering with anything. I haven't seen any signs before now of a failing motherboard or PSU. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Check 12v atx cable.I have forgotten that dozens of times!biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post

Check 12v atx cable.I have forgotten that dozens of times!biggrin.gif

24 Pin main is connected, as is the 8 pin EPS CPU. Graphics card is also plugged in with 2x 6pin, hard drive is plugged in with sata power and data, CD drive is unplugged from power and data, as it was making weird noises during startup. CPU HS fan is plugged in to CPU fan header, rear fan is pluged into system fan header, top fan and 2 front fans are chained together on one molex pin (causing issue?), and side fan is plugged into separate molex. That's all I've got plugged in, hope I'm not forgetting something, as I would feel really stupid -.- Front panel connecters (power, LEDs, USB, audio, etc) are plugged in too, in the correct direction.
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Unplug all of your periphials. Optical, HDD and all fans except CPU fan. Try to boot. If that doesn't work make sure you didn't bend any pins on the CPU. And also be sure to completely remove the battery from your MB for a little while.
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Unplug all of your periphials. Optical, HDD and all fans except CPU fan. Try to boot. If that doesn't work make sure you didn't bend any pins on the CPU. And also be sure to completely remove the battery from your MB for a little while.

I figured out that it was a bent locking arm on the motherboard that was causing the cpu to not lock in place. Fixed the arm, and it works. Thanks for the help, would've never figured this out if I wasn't checking for bent pins smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by piemasterp View Post

I figured out that it was a bent locking arm on the motherboard that was causing the cpu to not lock in place. Fixed the arm, and it works. Thanks for the help, would've never figured this out if I wasn't checking for bent pins smile.gif

Nice! Glad to hear it.
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