my old cpu? isit still okay?

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hi, as you have al read one of my previous threads, my bro's pc seem
to stop workign when he repalced his cpu heatsink and fan! can
anybody tell me why this happened? i know the motherbaord is useless
now, aparantly no bios or bios flash or somethign along the lines of
it, but i was wonderign whether the cpu was still usable or whether
it was completely destroyed or rendered useless?

ifit helps, he was changin the fan from a stock fan (akasa) to a
coolermaster fan, it was an amd athlon 2600+, via kt400 mobo, and 512
ram (pc2700) thanks!

oh and both of the heatsinks used thermal pads, no grease, or compund!
 
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Xtreme126 <xtreme126@hotmail-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote:
> hi, as you have al read one of my previous threads, my
> bro's pc seem to stop workign when he repalced his cpu
> heatsink and fan! can anybody tell me why this happened? i

Not easily, but these are some of the things that go wrong:

1) dislodged some card or connector
2) tool slipped while working on HSF & cut a trace
3) CPU damaged during HSF removal
4) HSF installed backwards
5) electrostic discharge (low humidity)
6) other klutziness.

-- Robert
 

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On Mon, 09 May 2005 17:48:34 +0000, Robert Redelmeier wrote:

> 6) other klutziness.

Yes indeedy. This past weekend I changed the HSF on my Opteron system.
Someone (unnamed) was playing with these things, so I thought "that the
hey". A little experimentation is a good thing and the noise was driving
me crazy (though the K6-III system is worse).

The retail backplate I had wasn't compatable with the Zalman7000B, so I
had to scrape the backplate off the back of the board with a screwdriver.
**Scary**, but all survived.

BTW Robert, I used your BurnK7 to load the thing down for testing the
"improvement" (before/after). Thanks.

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Keith