Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:06 PM
I just recently replaced my heatsink on my computer from the stock Intel one to a new Zalmann (CNPS9500 AT RTL) one. I am running a C2D E6600, no overclock. I changed heatsinks because the stock one was not giving me the desired temperatures. All I did was pop off the old one, clean the processor's heat dissipator with a lint free cloth and high purity rubbing alcohol, take out the video card so I could unscrew the motherboard from the risers, put the back plate on the motherboard, put the mobo back on the risers, set the new heatsink on, and plug it in. Now I get the green status LED on the mobo to light but when i hit the power nothing happens. My only idea is that the plate on the back of the motherboard that holds the heatsink has metal touching the mobo and is shorting it. Does anyone else have ideas? I cant even turn it on to get to BIOS or anything. I changed no critical components like RAM, HDD, anything like that. Thanks for any help.