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Windows 7: motherboard, or BIOS?

1 Week Ago   #11
Richard58

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for the link, the job didn't look all that bad. Maybe I'll just start look for a replacement board and go from there. Thanks for the help and the link. I'll take it from here. Thanks again.
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1 Week Ago   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you are going to attempt that, you need some isopropyl alcohol for cleaning the tof the cpu and heatsink, then some thermal paste - in the video you can see he puts a little bead of tp on the cpu before attaching the heatsink.

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1 Week Ago   #13
Richard58

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
 
 

Yes, thanks, I saw that information from the video and it's comments. I also remember that my unit used to get hot a lot. I often blew it out, and when I opened it up, it wasn't full of dust and debris. Maybe something else was wrong. I admit I would leave it on all day with the electrical plugged in. Maybe I need a new heatsink assembly too. Or maybe I just need to break down and buy a new unit -- my desktop unit is Windows 7 and I liked it with both of them having the same system. And now that I'm retired, I don't need either one for work as I used to use them. I may travel 70 miles to get to a repair shop and have them look at it. Thanks for the help, nice links.
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1 Week Ago   #14
Richard58

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
 
 

So, I did a little dancing on the internet with my desktop unit and saw an issue similar to mine. One of the commenters on YouTube mentioned to pull the memory boards and reinstall them. They had seen that solve the issue. So I pulled both of them and put each one back in individually -- and in both cases, the computer started up. So I put both back in, and the computer is working.
I went on the internet, figured out how to reset and save the bios -- everything seems to be working.
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