Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-22-2008, 11:04 PM   #1
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 19
Default I put to much thermal compound on my processor now my computer wont work!

This was my first time using thermal compound on my new heatsink and fan. I tried to turn on my comp and my motherboard wouldnt post! I think that it killed my mobo but I do not know. I took out my processor and found thermal compound on the pins. Is there a way to clean the pins so I dont have to buy a new processor?
__________________

F4T4L FL4W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 11:16 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
cavemangrinder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 1,540
Default Re: I put to much thermal compound on my processor now my computer wont work!

whoa, how much did you put? All that is needed is about a grain of rice size application. Anyway, if the thermal paste has gotten onto the pins, then you may have done some serious damage to he cpu. I'm not sure though, you'll have to see what others say.
__________________

cavemangrinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 11:21 PM   #3
Fully Optimized
 
A True Folder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,789
Default Re: I put to much thermal compound on my processor now my computer wont work!

Which TIM?

Which socket type?
__________________
E8600@ 4.25GHz, 1.325V | Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme + Scythe Slipstream 120 | Asus Rampage Extreme| 4GB Corsair 2000MHz 8-8-8-24 @ 1600 6-7-6-24| ASUS 9800GTX| Pioneer 18X SATA DVD-RW | 320GB + 500GB WD SATAII | Antec True Power Trio 650W | Thermaltake Sonata | Vista Ultimate x64 SP2/Win7 Ultimate
A True Folder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 11:29 PM   #4
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 19
Default Re: I put to much thermal compound on my processor now my computer wont work!

It is an amd 64 x2 duel core. I found a little on the side pins but I didnt find any cosmetic marks usually saying that I fried it.
F4T4L FL4W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 11:31 PM   #5
Golden Master
 
Cabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,912
Send a message via AIM to Cabbs
Default Re: I put to much thermal compound on my processor now my computer wont work!

First get that stuff off the pins. I wanna say Q-Tip, but that may cause static issues, maybe someone else can chime in.
Cabbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 11:34 PM   #6
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 19
Default Re: I put to much thermal compound on my processor now my computer wont work!

I blew most of it off with compressed air but I dont want to touch the pins without someone saying how to.
F4T4L FL4W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 11:35 PM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
bullzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: US
Posts: 3,283
Send a message via Yahoo to bullzi Send a message via Skype™ to bullzi
Default Re: I put to much thermal compound on my processor now my computer wont work!

q-tip would be fine. just make sure you are in contact with something that is grounded, and ground yourself before touching the processor to avoid any static problems.

ok, so let me get this figured out.
what model is the X2? (i.e. 4600, 5200, etc.)
what model is the motherboard?
where all did you put thermal paste?
how much and of what brand did you use?
how did you apply the paste? (did you just put a dab, or did you physically spread it out.)
did the computer EVER post?

if the computer didnt post at all the first time that means there is something else going on. if the processor is overheating the computer will come on but will shut itself down to protect the processor from overheating and melting itself. most likely you wont be able to see any physical damage on the outside of the processor, if anything was fried that'd be on the inside...
__________________
-Desktop- Dual Monitor, Q8200 2.34Ghz, 8GB, 1TB, XFX 6850, 7 Ultimate
-ASUS UL50- SU7300, 4GB, 500GB, G210M, 7 Home Premium 64, XP Pro
-HP NC6400- Core Duo 1.86Ghz, 2.5GB, 64GB SSD, x1300, XP Pro
bullzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 11:39 PM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
hascet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,218
Default Re: I put to much thermal compound on my processor now my computer wont work!

Don't bend any of the pins when your trying to clean them! Some isopropyl alcohol will help get the thermal compound off a little easier, just dip the q-tip in it first.
__________________
www.crazycomputers.org
hascet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 11:40 PM   #9
Fully Optimized
 
A True Folder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,789
Default Re: I put to much thermal compound on my processor now my computer wont work!

AS5 is electrically conductive, if you used that you may have fried the cpu/board.

I have cleaned a Skt 775 with Isopropyl alcohol (99.7% pure) and a q-tip with no ill effects
__________________
E8600@ 4.25GHz, 1.325V | Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme + Scythe Slipstream 120 | Asus Rampage Extreme| 4GB Corsair 2000MHz 8-8-8-24 @ 1600 6-7-6-24| ASUS 9800GTX| Pioneer 18X SATA DVD-RW | 320GB + 500GB WD SATAII | Antec True Power Trio 650W | Thermaltake Sonata | Vista Ultimate x64 SP2/Win7 Ultimate
A True Folder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 11:40 PM   #10
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 19
Default Re: I put to much thermal compound on my processor now my computer wont work!

ok I have an old MSI motherboard.
It is amd x2 I do knot know the auctual socket type.
I put the thermal paste on the processor
I used thermal paste from compusa i think it is thermaltake
I just dabbed it
My computer has been working for about 6 months since I built it.
__________________

F4T4L FL4W is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0