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*** SOLVED*** I think I may have killed my 1100t AMD CPU

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Aright guys i hate to say this but I was taking apart my entire rig yessterday. I was cleaning off the paste with no glove on and i got a bit dynex thermal paste on 4 pins of the cpu. I was thinking oh this is not going to really do anything so i put everything back together and turn the rig back on. The motherboard light goes off and on. After that I took the cpu out again and cleaned it off ..it looks somewhat clean now ..so i put it back and the same thing.


Before I even did that I also took the heatsinks off the motherboard and reapplied thermal paste in those areas. Now I am thinking there is a possibility that might be also be an area I should look into as well..

The computer was just fine right before I did this. Let me know if you guys can come up with anything because I would really appreciate it. I would hate to waste a 6 core 1100t. BTW i do have a warranty still on that cpu but I lost the box. I can retrieve the invoice though



update 12/13/2012

Ordered new cable wires for my old 850 watt psu. The system boots UP but the red CPU indicator LED is solid and that means my CPU is fried.

Solution: get new CPU , or clean out cpu somehow.

Motherboard socket still could be messed up so i might have to RMA it .

THank you for everyone who helped me appreciate the quick support.
Edited by Tux007 - 12/13/12 at 3:28pm
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Just to make sure, have you rechecked your cable connections (4-pin or 8-pin CPU, 2x 6-pin or 1x6-pin & 1x8pin GPU, hard to tell when you don't list the h/w) ?
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Aright guys i hate to say this but I was taking apart my entire rig yessterday. I was cleaning off the paste with no glove on and i got a bit dynex thermal paste on 4 pins of the cpu. I was thinking oh this is not going to really do anything so i put everything back together and turn the rig back on. The motherboard light goes off and on. After that I took the cpu out again and cleaned it off ..it looks somewhat clean now ..so i put it back and the same thing.
Before I even did that I also took the heatsinks off the motherboard and reapplied thermal paste in those areas. Now I am thinking there is a possibility that might be also be an area I should look into as well..
The computer was just fine right before I did this. Let me know if you guys can come up with anything because I would really appreciate it. I would hate to waste a 6 core 1100t. BTW i do have a warranty still on that cpu but I lost the box. I can retrieve the invoice though.

If you can post a link to the exact paste we can know for sure, but certain TIM's are conductive and if you did indeed get it on the pins and powered up, you may have shorted out either your Motherboard or CPU
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corsair hx 1000 psu
asus crosshair iv extreme mobo
amd 1100t
h50 cooler (was using h70 before but switched to h50)


Going to take the power supply cablies and try again.

will let u know how it goes

Here is the link to thermal paste
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dynex%22+-+Thermal+Compound/9609458.p?id=1218152478854&skuId=9609458
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Can't really find any good info on this paste, but it's silver-based, so it's probably slightly capacitive. If it still doesn't work for you, I'd try to clean off any remaining paste off the pins carefully with alcohol and cotton swabs.
   
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I cleaned off the paste with artic silver thermal compound remover with a cotton swab.

I think the problem might be when I opened the north and south bridge heatsink covers on the CHIVE . Maybe I put to much thermal paste on the small heatsinks there.
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Well, you could have discharged a capacitor or shorted something if you handled your motherboard not too carefully or did not ground yourself with it while working on it. I've never used any thermal compound removers, so I'm not sure if that was enough--I always just use straight up high concentration alcohol, so I can't advise there. Too much thermal paste wouldn't make your system not boot - it'd at least boot and then overheat and maybe then shut down after some time.

I would just go through every connection and make sure it's secure. Unplug everything extra and use only the basics, like one stick of ram, PSU, motherboard, CPU, CPU fan, and that's it. See if you can get a boot from that. Or even take the RAM out and see if your system gives any no-RAM warnings.
   
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As soon as I click the power button . The motherboard lights go on for literally just a second and flick off. I'm going to take another look at the motherboard tomorrow as I took everything out of the case except the mobo.
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So it turns on then. What does it have connected to it at the moment?
   
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when it turns on for just a second everything is connected. 1 stick ram gpu cpu h/d psu bluray drive

i tried taking the gpu off. even the ram off. same thing. the asus rog logo and the start led flashes on and off in 1 second.
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