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Running Cpu w/out back plate(not heatsink)


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i am running an el paso 1 mobo and went to replace the 1.4 P4 with a 2.8P4. But the board wont handle it, so i want to put the 1.4 back in but when i took the 1.4 off it was baked on to the heatsink and the metal backing came off. leaving the processor exposed (blue chip) i was wondering if i could reinstall the 1.4 with the heatsink directly on the cpu without causing a fire or something? and if not does anyone know where i could buy a 2.6ghz P4 / 478 pin cpu... thanks in advance!!!
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Its a good question. I am wondering if you really have to have the gray paste too. I see it for sale on the websites selling motherboards and parts. I put a little anti-sieze for aluminum on my heatsink and it hasn't caught fire or anything. My computer doesn't boot up, but that was already a problem. the processor is getting heat, like before, so it must be getting power right? But no it hasn't caught fire, and it doesn't "bake" on the heatsink like the first time I took it off with the factory glue on there.
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If your processor is physically broken which it sounds like it is, do not use it. If it was designed to be run without what is effectively it's coat, it would have gone out without it.

Anyway Socket 478 processors are hard to buy brand new now. El Paso 1 seems to be a Gateway motherboard and and realistically the machine is so old (pre 2002) I'll be surprised if it sees anything above 2Ghz for a machine of its age.
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re: signature line John Lennon quote. If there were no computer problems, that must mean Microsuck has been replaced.

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