Posted on 2003-03-10
First I would like to thank anyone who tries to help me in advance. Thank you. Ok, now for my problem. I have an asus a7a266 mb and WAS running an xp 1900. Of course I was greedy and thought I needed more speed.I bought an unlocking kit and unlocked my cpu. It worked great. Got a little warm though so I bought a thermalrigt slk800. I installed the heatsink , using some thermal coumpound supplied with it, I made sure not to put too much or too little on, hit the power button and NO BOOT. Wont even POST. I disconnected the power and checked the heatsink to see if it was seated correctly. All looked ok. Powered it back up again and noticed a litttle burning smell...NOOOO. Turned it off right away and unplugged it. I took the HS off and inspected the cpu..no burn marks but it will not boot..no post no nothing..so waht do ya think..bad cpu or bad MB? Also,if I buy another cpu and install it and the MB is "bad" can it damage the new cpu? And will it post without a cpu installed? to see if it is the cpu or the MB?