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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:12 AM
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:45 AM
I can try to help you. I don't understand what you mean by
"CPU had separated from the chip base"
so lets try to use the same terms to describe what happened. That's the hardest part of doing this in a forum instead of in person
You have a motherboard and on the motherboard is a socket for the CPU with lots of tiny holes in it. The socket is an AM2 or AM3 socket and has a little metal bar that you lift up to allow you to pull out the CPU and when you put the CPU back in you push the bar back down and that locks all the pins on the CPU tightly into the socket.
You have a CPU which looks like a square tile on a square circuit board with lots of little pins on the underside of it and says AMD on the top side. The pins go into the holes in the socket.
You have a heatsink (maybe with a fan attached to it) that is clamped or sometimes screwed to the motherboard in a way that makes it fit snugly against the top side of the CPU.
Which of those parts separated? was the CPU just pulled out of the socket without pulling up the metal bar first or did the CPU actually separate from its little circuit board so you have two pieces?
Any other descriptions may help. Also, describing whether or not you used that bar on the socket properly by having it pulled up before putting in the CPU and pushing it down to lock it in place or if you tried to put the CPU in the socket without pulling up the bar first.
Edited by Coach Steve, 08 May 2012 - 02:46 AM.
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