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Windows 7: CPU change and now can't boot

14 Oct 2011   #11


I didn't flash my BIOS, this BIOS came with the motherboard.

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14 Oct 2011   #12


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post

I had a bit of a quick hunt around, and found this. Does it look/sound familar? How does your thermal paste look?

[Solved] First build gone wrong: NO POST - General-Homebuilt - Homebuilt-Systems

You mean the 8-pin connector or the paste? I put a pea sized drop, I heard it's better for the cooler to spread it. And I have a 4-pin connector connected, should I connect the other one? Or is that dangerous?
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14 Oct 2011   #13


How would too much thermal compound prevent passing POST? And should I connect the other 4-pin CPU connector? (I already have 1 put in)
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14 Oct 2011   #14
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Thermal paste should be a rice-grain size, pea size is enough for 4 CPUs. If there is an 8-pin connector near the CPU socket, both need to be connected.

I have heard of issues of non-post because the heatsink was tightened to much and warped the motherboard.
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14 Oct 2011   #15


I tried pretty much everything now. I loosened the cooler, tried it with 1 4-pin CPU connector, tried it with 2x4-pin CPU connector, and I read that my mouse can prevent boot so I disconnected that but it still won't past POST.
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