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Update: I got a new motherboard under warranty. Made me feel good and saved my some cash. Seems like it was not lightning but a bad capacitor. At least that is what the phone rep told me. Now I just have to put it all back together and do the part I fear most. TIM application. I am going to use mx4 as that is what I have on hand. I just hate not knowing if it spread good. Only other time I put a heat sink on it was reapplied on the h50. I am going with the pea method as online that seems to be the most favored. I just cant figure out how big of a pea. lol
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Originally Posted by Nakattk View Post
Update: I got a new motherboard under warranty. Made me feel good and saved my some cash. Seems like it was not lightning but a bad capacitor. At least that is what the phone rep told me.
Most want to blame surges or heat only due to hearsay. Most electronics failures are manufacturing defects. Such as capacitor failures. Routine is for a manufacturing defect to appear even years later. To say more means defining which capacitor. A motherboard has maybe 50.

That pea of thermal compound should never expand to an outside edge of the heatsink. Most all heat from CPU to heatsink transfers in the center section. If a heatsink is properly manufactured, then thermal compound reduces thermal resistance to lower CPU temperatures by single digit degrees. Two reasons why no thermal compound on outer edges causes no problems. Too much thermal compound may even increase thermal resistance. A third reason why too little thermal compound is better than too much.

Also defined was a heatsink quality test.
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I have another question. I replaced my mobo with the exact same one just a different serial number. I have my windows 7 install on a ssd. When I first installed windows I had to change the bios settings to ACHI. Will I have to reinstall windows on my ssd and set the bios to ACHI with the new mobo or can I just make the bios changes without reinstalling windows?
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