A little problem installing the cpu cooler.

By mr_j_benhur
Jan 20, 2005
  1. So this is my first time building a system. I was installing a cooler for my cpu last night (amd athlon 64 2800+) and everything was going fine. I installed it and then tested it. I pushed the power button and it ran for about thirty seconds and then it shut off unexpectedly, I did the test again and it did the same thing. Turns out I installed the cooler wrong. So I reinstalled it and it works fine now.
    What I want to know, in those couple of times I tested it out could I have damaged my cpu by letting it overheat like that? It's still booting up so I think it might be fine. Is there some way I can check to see if it's damaged?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I wouldn`t worry to much as AMD cpu`s have a safety cut out on them.

    If it`s booting up fine now then everything seems to be in order.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    You are quite fine. The A64 has good thermal protection. It shut itself off to make sure it didn't ruin the processor. So don't worry!
  4. mr_j_benhur

    mr_j_benhur TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thank you kindly.
  5. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    amd learned well from thier past heating problems and apparently (at least we all hope) they have such problems solved.
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