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VitalLife

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Ok I was using an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ for about 2 years. Recently I noticed my cpu temps climbing so I decided to reapply my Arctic Silver. Well after doing that I started having problems. At first when I booted up I was getting nothing on my screen. Just a straight black screen. Well I cleared my cmos and I got it to boot into windows but it recognized my cpu at 1.00 ghz instead of 2.1 ghz. I went into my bios ( I'm using a Biostar M7NCD Pro btw) and put my fsb from 100 to 200, rebooted and it recognized it as it should. Well then I kept having random restarts and even a couple blue screens. This is where I'm at now, I've since then put in my old 1800+ and it's been working perfect, so I'm ruling my mobo out as the problem. I thought maybe I applied too much thermal compound, so I started fresh again and still no luck. Any ideas? I'm going crazy over this :whistling: . Thanks for any help.
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depending on how hot the CPU got ....you may have killed it...to much paste can be as bad as no paste...its only meant to fill microscopic imperfections between the CPU and the heatsink...because the "old " CPU works without crashing I would bet that the CPU died and you have a funeral to attend... :whistling:
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That's what I was betting on. I *really* don't think that I messed it up because of the thermal compound, as this is not my first time doing it. I've done several builds without an issue like this. I double-checked myself when I reapplied by looking at Arctic Silver's website. Could I possibly have damaged the core? I had to give a little more force than I wanted to get my heatsink on.
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the test would be to reinstall it and try it...because you said you have installed CPU's before....my money's on its dead or mortally wounded :whistling:
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Yeah I'm calling this one dead :whistling: Good thing is that I'll be upgrading soon. Thanks for the replies.

Edited by VitalLife, 01 November 2006 - 02:07 AM.

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