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 02/21/2004 09:09 PM
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kumargk
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Hi,
I bought a ECS K7SEM motherboard adn a duron 1.3 ghz cpu, installed everything as mentioned, but didnot install the cpu fan correctly, i got the POST but lasted for 3-4 seconds and i heard a noise and the video went off and the system wont give any video output at all. it was silly of me not to install the cooling fan appropriately, but is it possible for the cpu to get fried so fast ?(within 3-4 seconds) because of faulty fan installation??
Now the motherboard powersup and the fan and everything work as well, the cou gets slightly hot ( i tested after i shut down the syste,), and i dont see any burnt signs on the cou as well.
how do i test whether the cpu is not burnt??
is there anything that i could do to findout whether cpu is burnt or not?? i am still waiting for another motherboard/cpu to arrive, i guess the current one is alright, but cpu is not.
please tell me how to findout whether cou is burnt or not?? cna it burn so quickly when fan was not installed properly?? (within 3-4 seconds)?

thanks and have a good day
kumar
 02/22/2004 11:36 PM
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Aubrey
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Most new m/b have a cpu overheat protection circuit on them and just shut down. Have you tried reseting the cmos on the m/b.

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 02/23/2004 01:45 AM
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Hello,

I just hope you didn't forget to apply thermal paste between the heatsink and cPU die, too.
 02/23/2004 01:57 AM
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QUOTE how do i test whether the cpu is not burnt??
is there anything that i could do to findout whether cpu is burnt or not?
If there are no visible burning marks on the CPU, you should test it in another computer or a known working motherboard.
QUOTE cna it burn so quickly when fan was not installed properly?
Depends on how the heatsink was installed...if it did not make any contact with the die or only very little contact, then it is possible that you fried the CPU...
If you just forgot to plug in the fan, i doubt the CPU would've been damaged.

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 02/23/2004 06:49 AM
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So now your computer won't POST at all? They are correct if you burnt your cpu, there would be physical evidence of it like change of color, odor, melted chip (extreme case)

You could do a test to confirm that the cpu is bad. Get a "known good processor" that is compatible with your motherboard and install it. If it works then it just means that your CPU is bad.

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