to alert people to heat problems and frying CPU's. Did you mount the CPU properly? If you moved it from one mobo to a new one, you should have totally cleaned off any sign of thermal compound from the CPU and the HSF base. Then apply a thin coat of fresh thermal compound and then attach the HSF.
With these models one could actually put the HSF on 180 degrees backwards. Note that the CPU is NOT in the middle of the clamping system.
Also when mounting the CPU, if not very careful to mate the HSF flat, one can crack the CPU. AMD didn't get around to adding heat spreaders to their CPU for a year or two later.
Also note that the CPU is the small, about one sq in device, the remainder is a printed circuit to hold the connections and the wiring to the chip. If you use an electrically conductive thermal compound [such as Arctic Silver], do not let it get anywhere but on the little chip.
I am trying to upgrade an old computer's MOBO. I exchanged my old BioStar for a MSI KM4AM-V. I picked this so i could use my old processor until i can afford a new one. My process is a AMD Athlon T-bird. I think it runs at 100 MHz FSB (but not sure). I set it up and it booted up without video. So i tried checking all the connections, the when i tried again it has not booted at all. I press the power sw and nothing happens. I know the PSU is working becuase when i plug it up the fans spin once. I am not sure what is causing it not to boot after it was working. I have tried changin out the pad thinking the CPU was overheated b/c of not having good conduction. But i basically dont have a clue at this point. Any suggestions? Could it be something else instead of the CPU causing this to happen?