Alright, what to do?
So I have a C2D (on stock heatsink), it was running at 42C idle, I then found out I had put too much thermal paste on... so I took about half of it off... then... lo and behold being the stock heatsing being a cheap pos some of those little plastick attacher things bent and one of the eight broke off... so when trying to get it back in using force (bending the plastic things by biting them then trying to get it back onto the mobo)... when I finnally do get it back in secure and I plug it in... IT DOSENT WORK!
Also, I have this heatsink:
But it was unable to fit in my case due to the fact that my case only had screws to hold the motherboard in place...
So I wanted to see if the problem was the mobo or just the heatsink by testing to see if the Masscool heatsink worked... AND IT DIDNT
So both heatsinks don't work... I know its something with the motherboard but I have to find out if its the CPU fan plug or the whole motherboard...
Is there any sort of GOOD adapter I can buy/ a CPU fan that plugs directly into the PSU?
PS: EVERYTHING worked perfectly before, and now everything but the CPU fan starts up...