Overclock.net banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,709 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
As I was installing my EK 240 AIO I forgot to remove the plastic piece that covers the CPU coldplate on the EK block. Only found out because I was installing a new GPU and decided to put new thermal paste on the CPU. To my surprise I forgot to remove the plastic piece. It's been like this for 4 days and the only person using it was my wife doing HW on excel and regular browsing. Nothing that would tax the CPU but I'm still worried that I might have damaged it. Best way to find out if I messed it up?
 

Attachments

·
9 Cans of Ravioli
Joined
·
20,820 Posts
by using it and seeing if it's "messed up" ?

if you didn't disable thermal throttling I can't imagine how you'd realistically damage anything. if throttling lowers temperatures to a normal range then it's irrelevant, and if thermal throttling doesn't get temps down the machine would shut off. if it didn't then I'd imagine you're fine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,709 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
the CPU should be safe..given the pictures you posted..there seemed to be no melted plastic or was there one??
No melted plastic at all, I don't even think the PC restarted. I'm up and running right now, going to run some stress test to make sure temps are okay.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,121 Posts
My brother-in-law had a i7 9700k with the stock cooler where only 3 of the 4 pins where pushed into the motherboard all the way, And on top of that only like 2 where locked in. That cpu was lagging in game's which is why I went to look at it. It was probably this way for 3 or 4 months, And it somehow was still fine. I just tighten the cooler up properly so it was gaming at 50-60c and not sitting at like 100c 1.2ghz :ROFLMAO:
 
  • Rep+
Reactions: littledonny

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,216 Posts
No melted plastic at all, I don't even think the PC restarted. I'm up and running right now, going to run some stress test to make sure temps are okay.
Don’t even bother, it’s fine. Even with the plastic, temps were probably better than an air cooler. Your CPU will automatically throttle when temps get too high and will shut itself down if throttling doesn’t reduce temps.
 

·
Guru
Joined
·
1,153 Posts
Lol yeah I hate when the bit comes off while screwing things...
It's not a good thing though if your mobo still has some residual power (you didn't hold power button once disconnected from AC).

Other than that, as others pointed out CPU thermally protects itself from critical overheating before there can be any damage.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,398 Posts
oops
 

·
Newb to Overclock.net
Joined
·
4,531 Posts
Even if the plastic did melt and mold onto the CPU, nothing a little sanding/lapping can't fix.
 

·
Old and Decrepit
Joined
·
1,877 Posts
Every one screws the pooch at some point. I’ve not done this because I don’t use AIOs but I have been like ***? This block is supposed to kick a$$ and it’s sucking bawlz! Pull it and forgot to take off the protective paper on the face it the block. Pull, remove paper and temps dropped 20C.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
20,338 Posts
As noted it should be fine.

Now back in the day bending pins on a CPU when installing them... That was a huge PITA...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
119 Posts
Your CPU will be fine. The thermal protection on them work very well now, unlike back in the old days of the Athlon/Duron. Haha, and that is if we didn't chip off the edge of the silicon trying to clip on a Dragon Orb or Thermalright SK6 onto the socket.
 

·
Old and Decrepit
Joined
·
1,877 Posts
I killed about 3 of those things
I only managed to fry one. Had built one for my sister and she ships it to me to see whats up with it. Air cooled. Replaced the fan and blew the dust out of the heat sink when what I should have done was pull it off and repaste. Fired it up after the new fan and blow out of dust, one poof of smoke and that was that. Pulled the heat sink off after, all the past that was left was hard as a rock and burn marks on the die.
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top