Posted 25 April 2011 - 10:49 AM
Is there a way to check if the CPU is good?
I posted a while back about if the problem with this computer could be a busted mobo. New mobo came in today, I take out old, and in the process realize that the heat sink I just removed to swap over to the other mobo SHOULD have been glued to the CPU nestled underneath it.
There IS a chance the heat sink was properly glued down to the CPU until after it stopped working (but unstuck during the attempts to replace the PSU as the heat sink has a huge effing fan that gets in the way of everything). If that was the case when we got the new PSU hooked up there was no booting action once things were hooked up (the problem that caused the computer to be pulled from use in the first place).
So I'm hoping that the computer died while everything was properly hooked up and that I didn't just order a new mobo when the issue was the CPU, but I have no clue how to check this. Fortunately the place I purchased it from has a decent return policy if its needed, and I have to dig up thermal paste regardless if the CPU is fine so this is something I need to finish today.