|Hi guys, first question here.|
A few weeks ago, I was taking out my Graphics card (due to selling) and noticed I had accidently left my pc on for a few days. Sure this would be fine however the thermal paste I had was old, and I did not replace it after replacing my CPU to an AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE about 2 months earlier. After putting an old GPU back into the system after taking the one I had out, the computer would turn on, all fans runnning including the graphics card fan, all HDDs worked as well as DVD drive tray functioning properly.. however no picture on screen.
I automatically thought; Graphics card, so went ahead in ordering a brand new 8800GT (yes it was manufacture refurbished, got it for $50 but was new in the box with everything, made by zotac.) Installed the card this morning, all was fine, picture came back to the screen, installed drivers, happy days.
Until I got home this afternoon. Turned the computer on, it posted, reached bios check screen and then the picture disappeared. Same problem I had. The computer turns on, all fans (including cpu heat sync) and lights come on, but just no picture.
Is this a CPU problem? I took it out and noticed it had a bent pin, somehow. I was fiddling with it, trying to bend it back when I worsened the problem and the whole pin came off.. R.I.P cpu.
Is it worth getting a new CPU? Or is it another system component which is preventing the computer to post at all.