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Oh! No! what have I done! did I kill the CPU!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ecpool, Jan 11, 2003.

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  1. ecpool

    ecpool Thread Starter

    Jun 4, 2002
    Heres the scoop. Working on a freinds computer. It was acting very strange. Found fan on cpu not working. temporarily install a different size fan on heat sink. Worked great. Tried to find a new
    fan but none available accept with heat sink. installed heat sink and fan (heat sink came off extreamly hard....had to pry off) Now nothing works! does not preform POST. I can hear everything powerup ect. I am getting the 12v and 5vs. it is a K6-2/550 AMD in a socket 7 board. How can I check tell if I cooked the chip or motherboard...has anyone else ever done such a thing? I don't have a spare chip or motherboard to try.Help!
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    The bad news is that there's very little you'll be able to do without parts to swap. The good news is that the processor is $42 at Accubyte shipped. I think when you pried the heatsink off you probably killed the chip. You can't pry on that package that hard and not expect damage. Unless you physically abused it, it's unlikely to be the MB if it was working before you starting working on it.
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