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Some general Questions..

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1. Will a mobo's LEDs light up w/o a cpu installed but w/ ram/hdd and psu?

2. How can you check if a cpu is DOA w/o a motherboard?

3. What are the chances of a cpu shorting due to some TIM on the Pcb?

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1. Yes they should do. and if you turn on it should give you some kind of error code either via beeper or whatever.

2. Only way is to try it in a motherboard you know to be good and working.

3. Entirely possible. Many TIM's are conductive meaning if some does get under the CPU (not sure how that would happen) then Components will get messed up. Might not be the end of the world though only way to know for sure is to clean it up and see what happens.
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