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Re: PC Hardware Troubleshooting
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2014, 08:57:55 am »
And ... bake it? Like, in the oven?
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    Re: PC Hardware Troubleshooting
    « Reply #26 on: October 31, 2014, 09:00:39 am »
    The CPU just lifts in and out. Without the tension on the cooler (either OEM or aftermarket), it would just fall out if you turned the mobo upside down and maybe gave it a shake.
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    Re: PC Hardware Troubleshooting
    « Reply #27 on: October 31, 2014, 10:09:29 am »
    There isn't a clip to hold the CPU down?
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    Re: PC Hardware Troubleshooting
    « Reply #28 on: October 31, 2014, 11:46:46 am »
    Of the socket isn't retaining the CPU, the motherboard is bricked. Sorry...
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    Re: PC Hardware Troubleshooting
    « Reply #29 on: October 31, 2014, 05:06:48 pm »
    Ah ha! It was, possibly predictably, a rookie mistake. When I removed the OEM CPU fan, it pulled the CPU out. I forgot about the retention lever, and so I wasn't unlocking the socket to insert and relocking it to secure the CPU. It was just sitting on top and held in by downforce from the cooler. I pulled it again, opened the socket, installed the CPU, relocked it, reinstalled the cooler and hit power. It's 5x5.

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    Re: PC Hardware Troubleshooting
    « Reply #30 on: October 31, 2014, 05:16:36 pm »
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    Re: PC Hardware Troubleshooting
    « Reply #31 on: October 31, 2014, 05:23:44 pm »
    Aha!   I thought it was weird when you said the CPU would slide out and was not being held down.   
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    Re: PC Hardware Troubleshooting
    « Reply #32 on: October 31, 2014, 08:56:54 pm »
    Yeah, I would rather have avoided the rookie mistake, but if the choice is a rookie mistake or a new mobo and/or CPU, I'll take the rookie mistake anyday.

    In related news, the new CPU cooler is a lot quieter in more ways than one. At "idle" it is about the same noise-wise, but the old one generated a hellacious static sound in the speakers. I suspect that it did it when it hit high RPMS, too, but it was drowned out by the sound coming from the case. The new one is quiet in both ways. Much better.

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    Re: PC Hardware Troubleshooting
    « Reply #33 on: October 31, 2014, 10:55:48 pm »
    Yep. That'll do it...
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