I just upgraded to an Abit AV8 3rd Eye board and AMD 4000+. Installed everything last week and everything was working perfectly.
The CPU was running a little hot and it was suggested to me that I may have applied too much arctic silver when installing the cpu and that I should remove and reapply a lesser amount.
Thinking this advice sounded reasonable, I disconnected the heatsink and attempted to remove it. It proved difficult but came out (I used the wriggle method and wasn't applying a great deal of force)...with the cpu attached to it, obviously without having the ZIF lever released.
Would this have done any damage to the cpu's integrity? None of the pins appear bent and none are missing.
I cleaned the arctic silver from the heatsink and cpu. As I was getting ready to reinstall, I noticed that one of the cpu pins had arctic silver on it. I'm really not sure how, but I couldn't believe it.
I don't know what to do? Do I try and clean it off the pin or is the cpu toast? I tried to boot up and mobo and everything seemed as though it was working
EDIT: Just tried booting up, having remvoed the AS from the pin as much as possible. Am now getting continuous beeps in a ee or tone.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by KGH, 18 June 2005 - 03:51 AM.