my computer wont start and cannot be shutdown

October 30, 2011 at 12:38:53
Specs: Windows 7, AMD ATholon X2 Dual-Core 4000+
I was changing my processor AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core Processor to another AMD Product
when i finished the install and start my computer, my cpu fan went crazy and started to make very loud noise, i was not able to shutdown by holding the shutdown button for a while and there were no light on it either so i had to unplug the cable. I tried to switch back to my old processor but the same loud fan noise and had to unplug it again.

See More: my computer wont start and cannot be shutdown

Report •


#1
October 30, 2011 at 13:17:05
List the system specs including new AMD chip u tried to install.

-Did u check the CPU fan blades to see if there's nothing holding them?
-Did u check if the new AMD chip is supported by the board?
-Did u reset CMOS?
-Did u correct remove and apply new thermal paste?

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


Report •

#2
October 30, 2011 at 17:20:46
Look:
http://www.arcticsilver.com/amd_app...

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


Report •

#3
October 31, 2011 at 12:38:05
don't really care about the new processor i just want the old back. I did the hard reset for CMOS and nothing was blocking the fans what i didn't do was the thermal paste removal and apply new one.

i guess it is the thermal paste then, 5 year old computer never opened cpu before. could a small thing like thermal paste cause this?
i tried all the removing extra RAMs and trying without the graph card stuffs but still no light on shutdown button. and of course the annoying fan noise wont go out...

-seems that my extra AMD chip was not supported on my board, could this be the reason why my computer is not working anymore?


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
October 31, 2011 at 23:00:28
thermal paste could be a major reason yes, but the thing is u need to apply it correctly using the link fingers mentioned.
and yes if the CPU is not supported by your motherboard then of course it wont work but to be sure tell us what motherboard u have and the cpu(NEW) u have

computers are a second home
NVIDIA GeForce
toxict51


Report •

#5
November 1, 2011 at 02:08:40
Motherboard is HT 2000
Looks exactly like this : http://www.clemsco.com/servlet/the-...

The other AMD product was AMD Athlon II X2 220 2.70GHz, upgraded version of mine, it doesn't matter since it's not supported, i just want the old cpu that worked before.


Report •

#6
November 1, 2011 at 03:54:02
Without $2 thermal paste u can't use $1000 computer. Thermal paste is very important, it helps to transfer heat produced by CPU to the heatsink. Without it CPU or GPU will cook itself.

There are different ways of applying thermal paste, i have done some research and found out SMALL DOT method works with every chip, the second best method is TINY DOT.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


Report •

#7
November 1, 2011 at 07:45:00
kuwese has become somewhat of a thermal paste expert so you should take his advice. All traces of the old paste (or pad) must be completely removed from the top of the CPU & bottom of the heatsink, then a fresh dab of paste applied. And it's VERY important that you apply the new paste correctly!

And just to clarify the terminology, you wrote "5 year old computer never opened cpu before". The computer case & everything inside it is NOT called a CPU. Your old CPU is an AMD Athlon X2, your new CPU is an AMD Athlon II X2. If you try to "open" either one of them, you will destroy it.


Report •

#8
November 7, 2011 at 12:30:31
Thermal paste removal and apply success.
start the computer everything is plugged in correctly
nothing new : no display, no light on shutdown button ( have to unplug cable again)
fan noise. pretty much tried everything.

Edit : Computer wont start at all if i remove all the Ram's ( this means bad Mobo?)


Report •


Ask Question