BSOD when trying to install Vista 64-bit

By mglass2k9
Mar 28, 2011
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  1. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Absolutely no need to apologize. We understand that PC issues can become quite complicated from time to time.

    That bent pin is a major concern here. Can you gently but firmly bend it back in place with a needle nose pliars?
  2. mglass2k9

    mglass2k9 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Sorry for the long delay. It's been a busy weekend for me. The bent pin looks a little hard to move with a pair of plyers, but i havent attempted too yet. I did, however, manage to take a picture of it. It's not the best quality, a little hard to see. But it should give you an idea of what im talking about. [​IMG] It's the one on the top. The flash kind of blocks it out but you can see the bent pin.
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Still very difficult to see. However, as I am sure you are aware, that bent pin is not good.
  4. mglass2k9

    mglass2k9 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Well my brother is coming into town for a little bit. He's an IT tech for GM, and he used to repair computers when he was younger so he should be taking a look at it for me. Told me to reset my CMOS before he comes by and to check to see if that fixes anything. If i can get a better picture up here before he comes by of my HD i'll do so, and if we are able to figure out what the problem was i'll make sure i update this thread as well.
  5. mglass2k9

    mglass2k9 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Well after doing a benchtest and trying to reset CMOS I've narrowed it down to either my mobo or my CPU that's dead. Leaning more towards my mobo though. Can't get the system to POST and I can't even get a beep when I power it up with no ram.

    Just wanted to say thanks again for all the help.
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Sorry I couldn't have been more help. Please update us when you know the exact cause. Thanks.
  7. mglass2k9

    mglass2k9 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Well i picked up a new motherboard, came in today from newegg. Seems like that was the problem. Everything is running fine, for the most part. Computer shut itself down a few times, but i'm pretty sure it's because of my CPU overheating. Been having issues with the heatsink/thermal paste. I got my OS reinstalled just fine, but now when I try and reinstall World of Warcraft the random CPU temp tracker i downloaded says my CPU is running at over 100 degrees, which doesnt make any sense. It hasnt shut down in a while, ever since i reapplied the grease, but it's still saying its over 100 degrees C.

    I bought some offbrand thermal paste instead of AS5, so that might be the issue, or I just might need a new heatsink since one of the push plugs is slightly broken.

    Anyways, wanted to thank you again. Would of freaked out and brought this into a shop and ended up paying more money than i should have for a busted board.


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