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Old 03-05-2006, 10:30 PM   #1
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Ok..so i just built a computer and I have been running an AMD 3800 for about a month now and the processor fan started making a noise. I thought it could be dust or a cord hitting the fan but it wasnt because I dusted it off and inspected the area around the fan and found nothing. The cords under the fan didnt appear to be hitting anything, so I disconnected the processor latch to see if anything was loose. I didnt move, or lift up the heatsink form the processor chip I just unhooked the latch to relieve some pressue, and hooked it back down. I plugged the computer back in, started it up and the screen went black....The screen is getting a signal but its just black, and the moniter led/light turns orange. I didnt unhook any cords and used an air can to dust the computer. Now im stumped because I have no clue what happend. Maybe relieveing the pressure was a bad idea? Help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Also...I ran 3 different video cards in the computer and all did the same thing even though they work perfectly in other computers. And its not the moniter because I tried 2 different ones that work on other comps also.
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Old 03-05-2006, 10:50 PM   #2
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I really hope you didnt take it off with the computer running.. Because if you did, you just fried it.
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Maybe the processor came out of its slot take the heatsink off and make sure its placed in there correctly?
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:42 PM   #4
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I really hope you didnt take it off with the computer running.. Because if you did, you just fried it.
no lol i didnt
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Maybe the processor came out of its slot take the heatsink off and make sure its placed in there correctly?

Im 99% sure that didnt happen but if it did...can i take out the chip and place it back in without reformating it again?
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lol mate i had the same. probelm. just take out, clean and put back ur ram sticks. u should be fine after that.. peace
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I cleaned the ram and checked to see if the processor chip was in place (it was) and I still get a blank screen thanks for the suggestions tho
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OK!..I got it to work..It was my ram. Thanks xcomputer for the general idea. I took out one of my sticks and it started up just fine. So i thought i may have a dead stick but then I stuck the "bad stick" in by itself and it worked....So i stuck both back in and it started up..gg lol..i hate computers. THANKS FOR UR HELP
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LOL nwss champp that wats computer forums r here 4.. to help each other
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