Cpu dead?? Mobo dead?? All dead??

By mixmal321
Oct 5, 2007
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  1. Hello

    Lately, my pc had high temperature problems, obviously caused by lot of dust, stored on the cpu cooling system.
    So I decided to clean the mess!
    I removed the cpu cooling system, the cpu, cleaned everything, and put them back together. I have done this many times, but this time I forgot to apply thermal paste, on the cpu surface.
    After the power on, I got only fan activity, no beeps and black screen only.
    I checked the cpu on another pc and it appeared to be dead.

    I would like to know: Is there any chance for other parts(mobo, vga card, memories) to have been damaged?

    Also, I have a spare cpu, little slower than the previous, same socket although. Is there any danger to damage the spare cpu, if the mobo is already damaged?

    Thank you in advance.
  2. Tedster

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