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Windows 7: I need help with my custom built pc not turning on please.....

15 Dec 2010   #41
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimb0616 View Post
I know I've done this before but, I really need help with this small easy issue. If I'm correct, aren't I supposed to somehow remove the old thermal stuff from the cpu and add new thermal to it? Or can I just add some thermal to it along with whats still on the cpu? Thx

james
Yes. Remove the old paste and replace it with a fresh coating.

Good luck.


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15 Dec 2010   #42
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

jimb0616,
Less is more with this part. Clean both the cpu and the cooler surfaces back to mirror surfaces. Add a very small amount of thermal paste like about the size of a lentil. Align the cooler plate and with a slight twisting movement align and mount the cooler. Tighten down well to spec's and allow to rest 5-10 minutes under pressure for the paste to spread out. This process will continue as heat from the processor is applied and will reach maximum cooling in several hours.
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16 Dec 2010   #43
jimb0616

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well, it just so happens that there are 3 different types of my cpu's (AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition) and only 1 out of the 3 are compatible with this new mobo I bought (Asus M2N68-AM PLUS). I verified many times to make sure that my cpu will be compatible and it even says right on the box that it is, but I got an error saying it's not, so I did some research and some people said to update bios which I then did but to no avail. So finally I read on some website that Asus made a mistake by not stating which AMD Phenom X4 9850 this mobo was comatible with, it's all because of the watts. Mine is 125W (and the 95W is not comatible either) so I have to bring back the mobo today and exchange it for one that will be 100% compatible with my cpu.

Also, to be 110% sure, even though I've tested my original mobo many many times... I will test it 1 more time before I ship it off.

James
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16 Dec 2010   #44
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Boy you are having some type of luck there lately aren't you

Here's wishing you some good luck

Peace
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16 Dec 2010   #45
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Keep the faith jimb0616, It will all pull together and in the process your going to learn even more about your system and other processes. That's the bright side which as your going through it never seems to appear till later.
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16 Dec 2010   #46
jimb0616

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh yea, I love a challenge. I've only taken 1 computer class when I was 14 and it was typing, I learned everything else on my own and got my CCNA cert also. I've been building since I was 15yrs old and now I'm 28 but every now and then I still run into some random issues. good times, I'll let you all know how my new mobo turns out when I go pick it up tonight. I'll be exchanging the one I just got for another one and I'm sure it will work. I'll use this "new" mobo until my RMA'd one comes back in the mail Take care everyone.

Thanks,
James
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16 Dec 2010   #47
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I've ordered a new CPU in your honor so I'll be breaking out the thermal paste one day soon as well. Cheers mate and here's to a quick successful boot every time !
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16 Dec 2010   #48
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Keep the faith jimb0616, It will all pull together and in the process your going to learn even more about your system and other processes. That's the bright side which as your going through it never seems to appear till later.
Well said.

Jimbo, you have been far more succesful than me : last year I mounted my Noctua CPU cooler the wrong way around (didn't bother reading the instructions in my excitement), and of course at boot-up it beeped and shut down. I spent some anxious moments trying to figure it out, until my 6yr old told me to read the instructions.......................
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16 Dec 2010   #49
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

When in doubt RTFM
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16 Dec 2010   #50
jimb0616

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I've ordered a new CPU in your honor so I'll be breaking out the thermal paste one day soon as well. Cheers mate and here's to a quick successful boot every time !
Haha! Thanks for that, and thanks for the other recent posts lol.

I just got home with the new temp mobo. It's better than the one I just returned and I'm very sure it will work however I'm still optimistic. I also realized I put a tad too much thermal on the last time and saw I tiny spec got on 1 of the CPU pins but I got it off, now I'm going to install this mobo which I will then return here to post results when done. be back very soon.

Thanks,
James
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