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Windows 7: not posting after replacing heat sink


02 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate(Build 7100) / Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 
not posting after replacing heat sink

I had just recently replaced my stock heat sink.I'm sure everything went where they are supposed tobe.everything is plugged to where they are supposed to be pluggedin to.it was working fine still yesterday and last night. No errors or bsod or anything.

My specs are:

Phenom II x2 3.2GHz stock
Msi 870a-g54
6gb ddr3 ram
sapphire 5770 vapor-x
Thermal take tr2 500 watt
And my new cooler master hyper n5260

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02 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Did you use any thermal paste? If you did, did you use too much? While changing out heat sink on CPU did you use a(n) anti static wrist band and ground yourself. Will it power up at all? Check the PSU to make sure the on/off switch is on...easy to turn off and not realize it...done it myself.
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02 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nemo17 View Post
And my new cooler master hyper n5260
Pal I can't find any info on the hyper n5260 are you sure you have the correct model ?

But anyways, make sure that the CPU is 100% correctly seated and that the CPU cooler fan is connected to the correct power connection. Did you disconnect anything else when you fitted the new cooler ? If so make sure everything is connected back where it should be, before booting up.
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02 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate(Build 7100) / Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Yes I did use thermal paste, and I didn't use too much.. I didn't have an anti static wrist band but I was touching my case the whole time..it does power up.. The lights on the motherboard are on all the fans are on all components are on, but my keyboard's num lock and caps lock and scroll lock don't go on like they should just before the post..post screen thing doesn't show up actually nothing shows up on the monitor.

When I press my power button everything goes on as if it would boot up normally but doesn't post..
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02 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate(Build 7100) / Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Sorry meant 520..typing on a phone..

I did make sure it was seated properly..it only goes in one way and I made sure it was secured with the bar thing..the cooler is connected to the cpu1 connector on the board. I did remove everything for cleaning and redoing the cables but I made sure every thing was connected after .. As I said everything was working yesterday and last night it just stopped working today..

And thank you guys for the quick responses
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02 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Double check your your wire connections along with all your hardware connections to make sure everything is fully seated. Sometime a piece of hardware that is not fully seated will work for awhile then the system will just wont load, boot or post...I'd start there.
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02 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Double check your your wire connections along with all your hardware connections to make sure everything is fully seated. Sometime a piece of hardware that is not fully seated will work for awhile then the system will just wont load, boot or post...I'd start there.
+1
Many times when people install a new heatsink, they may remove the ram just to have more area to work with. I'd make sure that the RAM is fully seated, as Bassfisher6522 stated. Even if you didn't remove it, it's a good place to start.
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02 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate(Build 7100) / Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

lol believe me ive tried the RAM thing already.. ive tried placing my RAM in different slot and then back and still nothing .. my GPU is fine, my front panel stuff are in the right place, all of my fans except for the rear fan are connected to PSU 4pin ,hard drives on SATA and their power are good, network card is in, dvd drive is in (power and the other fat cable thing). 8pin beside the cpu is on, 24pin is on. did i miss anything?
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02 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

That board has many BIOS updates. Do you have the latest one?
MSI Global ? Mainboard - 870A-G54
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02 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate(Build 7100) / Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

I have no idea how to update my bios lol..walk me through please?
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