ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition NVIDIA Socket AM2 Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2
Diablotek GeForce 6600VE 512MB PCIe
Raidmax Aurora 580W PSU
PNY Verto 1024MB PC4200 DDR2
When I first booted it up, I got the beep code for a video card error. Video card was seated fine and in the right slot, not sure why I got this error. At this point, I began taking things apart. The thermal tape on the AMD cpu cooler did not want to let go of the processor and actually ripped it out of the socket. Some twisting of the cpu removed it from the cooler, at which point, some of the thermal tape fell on the cpu socket. I was able to remove most of it, but about 6 of the pin holes are still a little gray tinted from the paste. I used a small needle to try to clean these out and a very tiny bit of alcohol. Upon replacing the processor and cooler, then system will not stay on. It comes on for about 3 seconds and shuts off. I have tried powering it on without the processor installed, and the motherboard seems like it is working fine. I'm thinking that I must have ruined the processor when it got yanked out of the socket, or it may be something as simple as needing to apply more thermal paste since a lot of it came off during the battle to remove the processor from the cooler. I have to wait until tomorrow to run out and get more thermal paste, so I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts of what I can do to try and get this thing running or if I'm probably out of luck.
Thanks in advance.