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Bad mother board

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sckrem, Mar 25, 2010.

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  1. sckrem

    sckrem Thread Starter

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    Have a Question... after replacing a motherboard if you forget to put thermo paste on the processor and it over heat will I have to also replace the motherboard and the processor this time.
     
  2. Alternatech

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    potentially
     
  3. JohnWill

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    It really depends, sometimes it'll take out the MB, sometimes it won't. I've had a number of machines come in where the HS became loose and killed the processor but the MB was still funcitonal.
     
  4. Triple6

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    You could also potentially not damage the hardware at all but just experience slow downs, lockups, and powering off of the system until you fix the problem. If you've done this then apply the paste ASAP and you may not have to replace anything.

    Most OEM heatsinks come with thermal paste or a pad pre-applied and if the motherboard was replaced then the CPU and heatsink would still have the previous paste/pad on there already helping to mitigate the problem - the paste or pad should be replaced whenever the heatsink comes off the processor for it to do its job correctly.
     
  5. sckrem

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    Nothing happens at all just a couple of beeps and the fan rebs up. Then seems to turn off. I pluged in another screen nothing comes up on it. Question how do you check a CPU if it is good or not? it is a HP laptop dv6000
    Thanks
     
  6. Rich-M

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    A lot depends on the cpu. I remember older Intel cpu's I never even used cpu grease on. Newer cpu's that run hotter well yes but the worst that would happen is system shut down from over heating.
    But as long as yoiu know it, take hsf off and add a layer of grease now.
     
  7. sckrem

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    Ya but it won't even boot up
     
  8. Triple6

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    The DV6000's are pure junk, they have major overheating and failure issues and several other issues with power and wireless buttons. You shouldn't have replaced the motherboard in the first place. The DV6000 and several other lines are on a Extended Warranty Service from HP when in fact it should be a recall.

    If the damage is done then the only think you could do is have the processor and motherboard tested by someone who has spares or compatible hardware.
     
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