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Unhooked processor cooling unit. Now computer won't start.

by Everett464 / March 28, 2013 6:26 AM PDT

Made a bad decision. I unhooked processor cooling block to get a better look at the ram. Now the computer won't start. I'm not sure what I need to do to fix the issue.

Athlon 64, windows xp

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The computer was off.
by Everett464 / March 28, 2013 6:34 AM PDT

Would it still be fried?

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Depends on luck.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 6:37 AM PDT
In reply to: The computer was off.

That model, if there is an air bubble in the heat sink compound can fry in well, just a few more seconds. It was really unpopular with the owners for this and other reasons. I don't want to upset you but you can't remove heat sinks without a little more compound or replacing it altogether.
Bob

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Bad news. Many would burn in seconds. Video shows it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 6:30 AM PDT
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