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      Dec 8th, 05, 6:16 AM
(I meant to say PLEASE help)Ah hello.

Well to be blunt my comp froze and after five minutes of waiting I tried restarting it. Big problems, shutsdown and does nothing, lights are one and fans are going but monitor doesn't have a signal, no post beeps.

I opened up my case and removed the heatsink...bigger problems. My cpu is STUCK to the bottom of the heatsink. At first I thought the heatspreader on the cpu has melted onto the heatsink or something but I managed to take the cpu off and it was a grey gooy stuff, though kind of congealed by now. It looked to me like thermale grease... but I will be ****** I dont remeber putter thermal grease on my cpu! please help, what should I do . I am afraid to do anything else lest I mess up more,
 

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      Dec 8th, 05, 2:53 PM
*groan* Nevermind, I broken one of the pins off when I took it off. I should just not have touched it. I think that the processor itself wasn't damaged, I don't know, is it possible the pins could have lost contact even while in the socket? Either way its dead now, I'm having doubts about it but I am going to try to call in my warranty.

I just don't know what happened, I've never seen the proc run to hot, it wasn't working very hard or anything when this happened.
 
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      Dec 8th, 05, 3:34 PM
The Sambassador was having the same problems but his was because he had the wrong type of proc in his pc. Other than his incident I have never seen a pc do that before.

Yes that grey gooie stuff was the default heatsink thermal grease.

Ive never have ruined a proc by ripping it out of hte socket before but Im sure it can cause damage. It might have been dead before you tool it out.
 

 
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      Dec 8th, 05, 3:49 PM
Well, I did some googling around last night and it seems like the entire stuck to the heat sink problem is common on the athlon64s, maybe because of their massive heatspreader? Anyways nobody has said that it damaged their cpu except bending some pins at the worst, but like I said, I broke a ****** pin off! lol.

Neverminding the borken pin though, it wasn't working before I broke the pins so unless its the mobo there is something else wrong with the cpu.

anyone had dealings with amd/asus concerning warranties? what are my chances?
A thought occurs... they are going to ask me how I know something is wrong with the cpu... how do I know something is wrong with the cpu, it could be bloody anything. oh man.
 

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      Dec 8th, 05, 4:24 PM
Its just not the Athlons I have delt with some P4's and Celerons that have done the same thing.
 

 
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      Dec 8th, 05, 4:26 PM
Where did you buy the processor from? Because if it was newegg or some store like that you can RMA it no questions asked.
 
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      Dec 8th, 05, 4:35 PM
Goober> thats odd, I wish I had known before! You can bet I'll be a **** of a lot more careful next time I have to remove a heatsink.

No I am afraid that I bought it from a local guy. Newegg doesn't ship to Canada! otherwise I'd buy tons from them.
 
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      Dec 8th, 05, 6:54 PM
i have an athlon64 but with an abit board. i changed my stock HSF afte several months of use to a new copper heatsink. the grey gooy stuff is definately the stock thermal grease because i remember scraping it off and applying arctic silver 5 instead.

did you smell anything burning? if not, then it might have been you PSU.
 

 
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      Dec 8th, 05, 10:15 PM
I'd have thought he would smell burning if it were the PSU. I've had a few fry on me, and the burnt-plastic odor is quite unmistakeable. But, since he reported that the fans kept going and the lights were on, I doubt it was the PSU.
 
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      Dec 8th, 05, 11:29 PM
Ya there was no burning, or crackling or sparks or anything really overt. I don't know, its odd for a processor to die so soon isn't it? **** I hope its not
my mother board.
 
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