Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Installation Fried My CPU

08 Jan 2010   #11
ViperGuy

Win 7 Pro 64bit + XP MCE 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doogster View Post
I got a new power supply to test if it is the PSU or the mobo. But before I start it up I took a picture of my CPU and noticed the grey chalky texture, which can be scratched off. Is this normal?
Yes that's the thermal compound, don't wipe it off. If the CPU works you should clean off that old compound and put some fresh paste on there.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
08 Jan 2010   #12
ViperGuy

Win 7 Pro 64bit + XP MCE 32bit
 
 

I just noticed you built you own PC, didn't you install the heatsink yourself? If you bought a retail CPU that is usually already applied to the bottom of the stock heatsink.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #13
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

i dont really see how a spark could've come from under the CPU HS, unless it was the fan that went pop..??

CPU's are very hardy little beasts, you'll struggle to burn one out..... its more likely you shorted something on the board.

its a C2D so it would've shut itself down before it was damaged, unfortunately the only sure-fire way to know is gonna be to grab yourself a cheap P4 & check the board is still working..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 Jan 2010   #14
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doogster View Post
To confirm I have connected a 24 pin connector and a 4 pin connector to my mobo. Was there anything I missed?

There is one other cable that fits into sys fan but I did not connect it. Could this have been the problem? Is this the cable for the PSU fan? Could the PSU overheated from not having the fan cable plugged in? The PSU was only on for maximum three hours.
Sys fan motherboard pinout is for 3 or 4 pin case fans, and it allows the system monitor to control the fan speed if a smart fan is attached. Do not connect any part of the power supply to this header, it will most likely wreck your motherboard.
The cable from your PSU was most likely a 4 pin floppy drive power cable that outputs 5 volts, and will short out your mobo.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #15
doogster

Windows 7 & XP
 
 

Viper - I bought this cpu a few years ago. the heat sink paste was already applied. I uhh just wiped most of it of (newb) and I dont have any more paste of know where to buy some.


Would it be okay to put the fan on the cpu and try booting up now tha tmost of the paste is gone? is it that big of a deal?

I am trying to determine if the problem was my PSU, CPU, or mobo

Skunksmash - It was not a spark I confirmed it was a light on my mother board.

The cable I am wondering about is the PX cable which is a 4 pin horizontal connector. IT was not connected to the mobo. I actually forgot to install it it was installed on my last mobo. So I though that was the issue. Please advise.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doogster View Post
Viper - I uhh just wiped most of it of (newb) and I dont have any more paste of know where to buy some.
Radio Shack. Includes application tool and instructions. Use precision, patience.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doogster View Post
Would it be okay to put the fan on the cpu and try booting up now tha tmost of the paste is gone? is it that big of a deal?
It needs to have old paste removed, fresh paste applied if you wiped any off or broke bond.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #17
doogster

Windows 7 & XP
 
 

just tried booting up with a new psu. fan does not turn on there is an orange light on the mobo thinking the mobo if fried but i have no idea how..its is brand new!!!

trying my old mobo now
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #18
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doogster View Post
Would it be okay to put the fan on the cpu and try booting up now tha tmost of the paste is gone? is it that big of a deal?
No, make sure you use a fresh smear of thermal paste... like Arctic Silver 5. Without it your temps will go sky high and you will either risk cooking your cpu or it will just lockup and shutdown constantly
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #19
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doogster View Post
Viper - I bought this cpu a few years ago. the heat sink paste was already applied. I uhh just wiped most of it of (newb) and I dont have any more paste of know where to buy some.


Would it be okay to put the fan on the cpu and try booting up now tha tmost of the paste is gone? is it that big of a deal?

I am trying to determine if the problem was my PSU, CPU, or mobo

Skunksmash - It was not a spark I confirmed it was a light on my mother board.

The cable I am wondering about is the PX cable which is a 4 pin horizontal connector. IT was not connected to the mobo. I actually forgot to install it it was installed on my last mobo. So I though that was the issue. Please advise.
but the system was working perfectly until you tried to install the new OS, correct..???

if the system weren't wired correctly it wouldn't of posted in the first place..??

this ''4pin connection'' your referring to, you say it was installed on your old rig.. whereabouts on the board..??, are you referring to the 4pin plug situated near the CPU socket..??

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #20
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

not sure what the PX cable is that you're referring to...
Welcome to Corsair :: VX Power Supply Product Information
shows a horizontal 4 pin cable = floppy power


Attached Images
Installation Fried My CPU-capture.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Installation Fried My CPU




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
fried MB
If I replace my MB, then will I be able to use the same HD and OS? Or will it be void and I have to pay for another OS?
General Discussion
Is it fried yet?
Hello SevenForums. I have this GPU, VTX Radeon HD4830 512MB GDDR3 PCIe 2.0 card (I know, somewhat outdated), but it has given me almost 4 years of great graphics (I bought it at CompUSA, today TigerDirect in 2010). But right now I'm using the onboard graphics, because a couple of weeks ago, the...
Graphic Cards
Have I fried something and is it possible to fix?
Ok, complete nubness. Moved house, set up my PC in a drunken state and... I plugged my monitor into the FR socket on a Logitech X-530 and vice versa. I know the main fuse blew for the 5.1 (I at least now get a token light (I'm alive!) on the system itself since i replaced it) but for the life...
Sound & Audio
SSD fried?
Hi folks, I think I already know the answer to my question, but thought I'd ask just in case! Windows was fine last night. Didn't install anything new or any updates. This evening it boots up fine, I goto make dinner and I come back to the boot screen announcing that I need to load the OS. I...
Hardware & Devices
Fried Laptops
One of my grandson's brought his dead laptop over yesterday to see whether I could get it working. He said it had switched itself off suddenly, would not boot up and smelled "funny". I couldn't smell anything so I tried to boot it from the battery - nothing happened. I then plugged in the...
Hardware & Devices
Fried my MBR
Hey there, I know exactly what I did wrong here, so maybe this'll be a slightly easier problem to fix. I got the bright idea of installing a flavour of Ubuntu on an SDHC card, thinking that I can have my netbook either boot from the hard drive or boot from the SDHC slot. Thinking that I...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:14.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App