Boot Up Problem

By ihkbanks101
Apr 8, 2008
  1. Ok so I recently decided I wanted to maybe replace my processor (Intel Pentium 4) so I removed the cooling fan and after taking a look at the processor itself I got a little scared and put the cooling fan back on. Everything seems to be back in the proper place and the fan is plugged in, but now when I go to boot up my computer I get no picture from the monitor and a blinking light from the power button on the monitor. I also tried another monitor and still same problem. Please Help! Thank you,
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You removed the CPU heatsink. If you didn't clean off the old thermal paste and apply new paste, you probably fried the CPU
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