Installed CPU heatsink & Fan, now computer wont boot!!!!

By cm3066
Feb 12, 2005
  1. Today I bought a new heatsink and fan for my CPU in hopes of overclocking it. However, when I went to turn it on, Nothing came on the screen, my motherboard beeps one long beep repeatedly. Can anyone help me? :dead:
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Different Bios`s generate different beep codes take a look HERE at my beep code list.

    The list is by no means exhaustive and covers only the most common bios`s

    You can find out what bios you running either in your mobo manual or from your mobo manufacturers website.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    That a GREAT LIST..

    As for your problem have you sit anything in BIOS yet? if so turn off your computer pull out the battery this will reset your BIOS ..

    Do you have the heatsink on correct ?

    I suggest reading some on overclocking this is not for everone and it takes steps to over clock right..

    In a nut shell proper motherboard and ram LOT OF COOLING heat is NOT GOOD !

    Wich of your systems are you trying to OC???
  4. cm3066

    cm3066 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I didnt even get to the point of overclocking, I am running windows xp.My motherboard is an abit nf7s with a amd athlon xp 2600. If I pressed to hrad on the clip, can that damage the cpu?
  5. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    pressed what ??? take out the battery in the motherboard to reset to defult let it sit place battery back in..
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