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Did I just fry my CPU?


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Krinthalas

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E Machines W3400 AMD Athalon 64Bit Processor ATI Graphics card.

I first troubleshooted the long continuous beeps by taking out everything includinging the cmos battery for it to reset.
Which it did just fine. I noticed that the had drive was failing so I ran Hiren's Boot CD to diagnose it. Upon going through
this I hard and notice the fan was making noise. It and the heat sink was filthy with tar and dust. The previous owner
was a heavy smoker. I removed the fan and tried with compressed air and to brush some off of the heat sink. That didn't
work. So I thought to thoroughly clean it was to take it off of the CPU and clean the vanes. On doing so the CPU
managed to come with it. I replaced the CPU correctly or so I thought, lining up the arrows and notch in the pins. I
replaced the heatsink and fan,WITHOUT pasting it. I got everything squared away and when I turned on the computer it
didn't start up. The fans were running full blast without any video, which I had before.

To make a long to short, did I justfry the CPU? Or is there something else I've over looked. I didn't have it on more than 20 secs total. 10 seconds at first,then when I tried to make sure the CPU was seated properly. I know this is an old computer but, it has sentimental
value to the pesron that gave it to me. I was going to give it back after I had fixed it. (Her father owned and has since passed) Now I believe I've fragged it. What are my options at this point? Salvage parts? Paperweight? Thanks ahead for the help.
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phillpower2

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:welcome: Krinthalas

E Machines W3400 AMD Athalon 64Bit Processor ATI Graphics card.
did I justfry the CPU?


Possibly, but hopefully not.
Do not do any further testing until you have applied either a thermal pad http://www.sidewinde...s.com/shpc.html or paste http://www.geekstogo...rface-material/ you must thoroughly clean off the old paste first with pure or industrial alcohol.
Let us know when you have done this.
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