Post system make and model number and/or motherboard make/model number. Just being the same name on the CPU and the apparent socket, does not make it a supported model for your board. Even if the CPU is supported, it may not be supported in your version without a BIOS update. If it is a listed CPU then you just may need to properly remove the old thermal compound and re-apply new thermal compound correctly: http://www.arcticsilver.com/methods...
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