I chipped my chipset...do I just toss the mobo?...

Luciano

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Ok, here's "my supreme master builder" story...I've had an older system with an Abit NF7-S and Athlon2500+ for about 3 years with nada problems until the chipset fan died.
I bought a passive Zalman and installed it.BUT in the process of removing the old fan and base I got lazy and did not take out the mobo to properly cut the 2 plastic spacers from the other side,so I clipped them ith a pair of small scisors.And...yes I chipped one of the corners of the chipset,just a little bit-there is no metal circuitry exposed.
Tried to boot the system and all I'm getting is an intermittend buzzing sound about a second long withe 3 sec delays in between.Tried to reboot per Abit manual instructions and nothing.Any suggestions?

PS Thank God for my new E6600 and Evga 680i(wich make a great pair btw).
 

babaghan

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Sorry to hear that, dude. I'd say it's toast :(

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Raeven_Zero

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See if you can get one from the manufacturer or from another board that might have met it's demise. De-solder the old one and solder the new one on in it's place. You can get everything you need at radio shack....besides the chip.