Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines
Does the CPU you just took out look damaged in anyway ?
Bent pins burns?
Also when you stuck the old CPU back in did it boot right away ?
what was the make of the chip you tryed to install and what is the make of the chip you had taken out originaly
That might be the clue to this thing
No, No, No, and what chip are you talking about?? the only thing i have removed since the re installation is my after market video card...
If you're talking about the CPU the chip that came out is the chip that went in...i didn't replace the CPU i took it out, cleaned the old paste off and re seated the whole assembly because the heat sink was half off when i opened the case....[/QUOTE
Yes I remember reading that sorry for some reason i thought you had swapped chips but remember it was the one you cleaned and put back in
You still said the chip is in tact though ....
If you are going to remove the board and do some testing just check out the back of the board too and the capacitors I recently had that happen to me the CPU and hardware was in tact but the board was done
Good luck and hope to hear about the progress