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Whatever the crap was that came on the stock heatsink.

lol anyways chillax not worth getting a heart attack over a piece of sillicon.
I hope everything still works and will keep working so goodluck.

I have no experience with AMD sockets, i know they dont have brackets that hold down the CPU but dat thermal paste you discribed really sounded like superglue.... when taking the heatsink of my CPU it basically almost comes off by itself when i inscrew the heatsink.
    
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So far so good...

Still really upset though. I dont like the fact that I physically damanged the thing. Midly considering trying to sell it and then buying another. The more rational side of me though is telling that that is a stupid idea if its currently working.
post #23 of 26
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Okay. Now I am really mad.

I got it off using a hair dryer. Loosened it up and I began twisting it slowly to break through the paste. I had to use a bit of force as its quite sticky. Then out of nowhere the thing breaks loose. Goes flying out of my hands and lands corner/lid side down on the tile floor. mad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gif

It split part of the pcb and dented the lid slightly. Fell from about 3ft or so.

Im now heated and mange to get the thing back in the socket(didnt drop right in like it used to. Had to kind of push it in). Went to try and put in my old cooler and the amd bits it comes with dont even work. I dont see how its possible as they arms to too short, either going to sell it or take out my frustrations by breaking the thing(havnt decided). Took that off and then had to re-apply thermal paste all over again and put the old cooler back on.

Running p95 and so far everything seems fine. Any chance I may have done any damage that will effect it long term?

Probably won't cause any long term damage, physical damage tends to take out a CPU right away if it does anything, I've managed to drop a Core 2 Duo down a flight of stairs once. That dented chip worked for 3 years before I sold it off and frankly it probably still works. There is no need to sell and buy another.
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post #24 of 26
I, too, have done this before... just straightened the couple bent pins back and I was good to go.

Any physical damage to your CPU that doesn't kill it right away shouldn't be a problem, as LemonSlice said
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post #25 of 26
I did this once too. Before you go and put it back in the socket make sure all of the pins are still straight. Mine were actually quite bent. All worked fine after too.
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Still operational so I guess Im good. Still cant believe I did that though. Im bothered by it just because I know its damaged. Logically I know its operational. But looking in my case and knowing I dropped that thing irratates the heck out of me. The cpu didnt drop in the socket either. I had to hold it down while lowering the bar else it would pop out slighly.

Anyways, in other news. After I took off that wretched thermal crap, I applied mx-4. So far my temps dropped drastically. Before when playing games the cooler would buzz up to around 4000. It now never goes over 2700. Much quiter now since it runs so much cooler.
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