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Hey guys I had some recent problems with my setup. I'm pretty savy on how to fix and do most things on a computer, but i need some help. The system date wasn't keeping time so i got a new battery, but that didn't help. Then i noticed the CPU was running at unusually high temperatures. 50 degrees Celsius. So i decided last night to clean out the heatsink and cpu. Well I didn't realize you couldn't just reapply thermal compound on top of the original. I booted up the computer to bios and it said the cpu temperature was at 27 degrees Celsius (much better). So i saved the CMOS and turned off the computer, set it up right. And now nothing. No single beep when the computer turns on. No response at all. I'm not sure if my speaker is turned on for the warning signs of processor overheating, but i think since i hear the initial beep before that it is hooked up. But my question is, do u think my CPU is fried now that i've turned it on and applied this new Artic silver without cleaning it first? I took the heatsink off again and i had put a little to much on it had gone off the sides and stuff. I should have probably thought that through a little better before i did it but it was 2 in the morning last night and i was frustrated. I know i probably won't get good news from this but any advice would be great. I just want to know if i could possibly clean it off and salvage it, or if i have to get a new CPU now. Thanks!
 

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even with a bad connection to the heat sink it would take a little bit for the cpu to get to dangerous temps, especially if it's just sitting idle. I think the processor should be ok.
 
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