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#1 JoshT

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:11 PM

Okay, I need to remove the retention clip?

How do I go about doing that?

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btw, this was for the heatsink/fan combo I bought.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:26 PM

JoshT, Why do you need to remove that?

That part is essential for placement and mounting most of the heatsink/fan combos used.
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:32 PM

JoshT, Why do you need to remove that?

That part is essential for placement and mounting most of the heatsink/fan combos used.



Because in the instructions in the heatsink/fan combo I bought, it says so.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 09:45 PM

Good reason. For this motherboard, turn it upside down. Gently use a pair of needlenose pliers to squeeze the plastic clip (white) so that you can gently push the clip back through your mainboard. use the mainboard box as the work area, and use all possible antistatic precautions. you must repeat until all four plastic clips have been removed, then, pick up the mainboard by the edges and turn over again. the hsf bracket should remain behind.

Never force anything. If it seems to require force, stop, and try again.
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 11:21 PM

Good reason. For this motherboard, turn it upside down. Gently use a pair of needlenose pliers to squeeze the plastic clip (white) so that you can gently push the clip back through your mainboard. use the mainboard box as the work area, and use all possible antistatic precautions. you must repeat until all four plastic clips have been removed, then, pick up the mainboard by the edges and turn over again. the hsf bracket should remain behind.

Never force anything. If it seems to require force, stop, and try again.



Okay, I got it off now, but now the new problem is, there's no post beeps, or boot up.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 12:49 AM

What exactly happens when you power up the mainboard? Do any fans turn on? is there a standby led on the mainboard glowing?
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 09:32 AM

When you installed the new heat sink and fan assembly did you reapply thermal compound to the CPU?

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 11:37 AM

@OldF@art, Yes there were fans turning, it was quite cool inside, I saw an Onboard light that turned on.

@Dc3 Yes I did, when I bought the CPU from the used computer parts place, I asked them for some thermal paste, and they put some on, and after opening the new heatsink and fan, there was more. I also put that on, because the original paste was smudging off onto the plastic covering where it was protected.


I've ruled out FDD, HDD, CDRoms, any PCI. I've got two AGP cards, that I've tried, and no post beeps.

EDIT: Oh, when I pull out the memory, there are no memory error beeps either.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 11:57 AM

Disconnect all control wires and re verify what they connect to. recheck your connection header, and only plug in the main on/off switch. only use the video card. make sure that hdd, optical and floppy and all other add in cards are disconnected. try to start the machine again. if it starts, start adding connections, one at a time, restarting between each addition.
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 02:00 PM

I don't know if this would be true for you, but my friend has a dell computer (the motherboard is similar) and when the heatsink wasn't on properly the computer wouldn't boot, it would just flash an orange light. I thought this maybe due to a weight sensor to protect from overheating. Good luck though, as I'm not really sure of what's wrong.
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 02:04 PM

Did you hook up the either of additional power connectors?
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 03:51 PM

Did you hook up the either of additional power connectors?



Yes, there was one.

I'm going to try what you said before.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 04:57 PM

AHA! I figured out why it was not beeping or booting, the speaker pin connector was connected to one of the pins for a EPMI, it was off by one pin.

XD, Thanks for your guys help.

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 12:07 AM

Great :thumbsup: let us know how your build goes. OF
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Posted 05 May 2007 - 01:24 PM

Great :thumbsup: let us know how your build goes. OF


It was awesome, I just skimmed the line, on replacing the motherboard, because it was the same chipset, and I didn't have to reinstall windows XP, although XP sees a new device, and wants a driver, something like Via master ide controller or something.

Compared to how slow the computer was before, it's now super fast, I can't believe it.

It also has to do with the fact I got a whole different CPU, before it was a 1.6Ghz socket 423 P4, now it's a 2.2Ghz socket 478 P4, with 1gb of ram, and a Radeon 9600 Pro.

XD Its sooo cool




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