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First I apologize as I am writing this from my phone cause my pc won't boot.

My new i7 2600k arrived today but after installing everything, I pressed the power button, all the LEDs and fans work for less then 1 second before the system shuts down. I believe I destroyed my CPU.

When installing it, the CPU bracket was extremely tight and as I was pushing the lever down, I heard some noises...
Being a first time builder, I didn't know if anything was wrong so I continued.


Anyways, my pc only turns on for less then a second and the fans rotate once or twice before it powers down again.

Is my motherboard bad or did I trash my CPU?

Again, apologize for the short post, but I am on a mobile device.
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Was the CPU in the socket the right orientation? Check if the pins are bent, if they are try bending them back with like a toothpick gently. More than likely improper insertion damaged your motherboard though the question remains... why did you keep pushing if you heart noises?
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post #3 of 50
hard to say, assuming you set system up proper, I'd likely think you fried the mobo versus the cpu. are you booting with 1 stick of ram and only one gpu? Can you see any cpu pin damage?
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post #4 of 50
It could be your RAM is in the wrong slots. That sounds like what happened to me when I got the 2600k. Put the RAM in the right slots and it works fine.

EDIT: If it isn't this, it's probably your mobo, I can't think of how the CPU would get damaged as it's pretty much a flat surface.
    
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post #5 of 50
check for improper grounding... i had that a lot lately, just as a hint.
post #6 of 50
A lot of people are reporting the LGA1155 cpu clip hard to close. One bloke even had his lever flexing in the middle from the force required to close it.
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I kept pushing because ice never built a system so I didn't know if it was supposed to or not...the CPU seemed to be in the socket correctly as I read the manual, and the little notches were in the correct spot. It also just sat in nice, easy and flush so I began to put down the bracket.

So if I did put it in incorrectly some how, would the CPU be destroyed or the motherboard?

Also there appeared to be no bent pins
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post #8 of 50
If you have somehow managed to lock socket cover with CPU faulty oriented then there's a 99% chance that you have fried CPU and/or motherboard..

And socket pins are most likely damaged also..

If that's the case then SORRY man..

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post #9 of 50
It's hard to say without seeing the socket and CPU. You may find just 1 pin slightly out of alignment, also if you do find any bent pins do not use a toothpick or similar to straighten them, use a 0.5mm mechanical pencil with no lead. The end of the pencil fits the pins perfectly.
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Originally Posted by Flux View Post
It's hard to say without seeing the socket and CPU. You may find just 1 pin slightly out of alignment, also if you do find any bent pins do not use a toothpick or similar to straighten them, use a 0.5mm mechanical pencil with no lead. The end of the pencil fits the pins perfectly.
I still think it's the RAM. Read the motherboard manual and see what slots the RAM is supposed to go in.

EDIT: You've got a pretty popular thread here, 16 members and 4 guests viewing.
Edited by snelan - 1/16/11 at 3:05pm
    
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