cpu overheated

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by kev59, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    i have just had my cpu fan pack up and the computer shut it self down so i fitted a new one. but my comp will not boot up .there is power there but nothing happens. will my cpu be dead or is there any thing i can do as i cannot afford to replace it
     
  2. Daviepants

    Daviepants Guest

    When you turn the computer on, is the fan running? Is everything else in there running? And what are your specs?
     
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    does the monitor turn on? do you hear any beeps? you try clearing the cmos?
     
  4. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

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    give that a go. and if you hear a number of beeps post how many. also is the heatsink installed properly and are you using thermal grease or pad.
     
  5. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    only takes a few seconds without a fan to kill your cpu
    sorry but I think its dead
    you may have damaged your mobo as well

    :(
     
  6. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    What kind of processor? If it's an AMD does the MB have a fast thermal shutdown.

    Loss of the fan may be survivable.

    If the heat sink was off (like a broken clip) survival chance is 0.

    Survival chances are supposed to be better with a P4 than an AMD but from posts I've seen in here I wouldn't bet my processor on it.
     
  7. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    In major cases this should help cause for example mine was set from default to 125degrees C. ;) . As we all hope kev59 - try your cpu on another system and you'll find the answer alone :eek:
     
  8. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    it's probably dead.... :(
     
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