computer shutting off

September 7, 2011 at 09:14:18
Specs: Windows 7
I just replaced my heat sink retainer bracket. I cleaned my cpu and heat sink with alcohol then applied thermal paste. Now it barely boots up before it shuts down. I cant figure it out. Anybody have a suggestion?

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#1
September 7, 2011 at 11:02:21

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#2
September 7, 2011 at 13:27:18
Somebody, anybody...help me please!!!!

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#3
September 8, 2011 at 00:55:03
we dont know anything of ur system specs ur motherboard ur cpu ur ram.
did u see the link above its a method to use when applying thermal paste to a cpu heatsink u probably applied it the wrong way. Just check that link it has everything u need in the methods of applying thermal compound

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#4
September 8, 2011 at 04:52:17
There was probably no reason to remove the heatsink or CPU in the 1st place, but since you did, both the thermal paste & heatsink MUST be reinstalled correctly. You didn't say which CPU you're working with so I posted a link in response # 1 that will lead you to the instructions on how to apply paste. If you layered it on like cake frosting, that's your problem. Read the instructions.

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#5
September 8, 2011 at 19:48:57
My bracket was broke so I ordered a new one with push pins. After I replaced it it kept shutting down. I finally realized the push pins were the reason. They were preventing the heat sink from touching the cpu. I popped the push pins outs and used the old screws instead and wala- It works great now.

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#6
September 9, 2011 at 00:26:41
glad its sorted out

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#7
September 9, 2011 at 04:24:42
:)
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