Oh don't worry, it's fine!
My 3.2 GHz dual core cpu now powers the machine.
I've killed it!
Thermal paste got on it-- the gold parts..., I put 50/50 alchohol on it, to try to remove the silver on he gold... Booted.
KEYBOARD not found, it's dead
So... I'm gonna try to reinstall my trusty dual core 3.2 ghz that's never EVER failed me yet, even when I pushed the thermal list to 72+ I hope it runs cooler or at least as cool as it used to... We'll find out
While I let the top of my 3.2 ghz dual core cpu dry...
Do I HAVE to wipe off the old tim from the heat sink?
I JUST put it on, I mean can I just keep the cpu "dry" and put on the heatsink? It's so much tedious work!
I put a TINY drop from the tube on the cpu, the dual core, and it's been fine.
Dirt 2 is a fun game, it has a GREAT demo I tried out, VERY VERY FUN, if only it didn't freeze three times on me!
It as I recall, never froze on me while I RACED, but when I would watch instant reply after I did amazing flips somehow, after a while it would freeze up on the next replay. It for really annoying to have to reboot all the time and yeah... Now I wish I could even BOOT
For dirt 2 you NEED xlive.dll just paste it into the program files folder, it's got AMAZING graphics check it out.
but it would now also start to freeze up, I wish I'd just left it all alone because now I have to find out how to recycle it, it just seems wrong to throw away all of Intel's hard work and research and send it to a dump, no processor deserves that.Edited by timbuck - 9/16/13 at 5:09pm