Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1106
  • Last Modified:

Laptop Motherboard processor top looks melted

I was working on my friends laptop and was about to order a replacement when I noticed the top of his processor looks melted. I haven't seen the processor look this way. Before I order a replacement part and slap it in only to find out the processor was fried also, I wanted to get a second opinion. Does it look like the top was melted or is this normal?
See the pictures below:
http://www.novanetsolutions.com/mb1.JPG
http://www.novanetsolutions.com/mb2.JPG
0
bbrunning
Asked:
bbrunning
  • 3
1 Solution
 
jamietonerCommented:
Looks like it may have run a bit hot(hard to tell). Clean the thermal grease off the top(isoproypl alcohol works well) and see if the top is discolored.
0
 
bbrunningAuthor Commented:
The top is clean and looks almost like a tinted mirror. Very shiny and dark colored I don't see any blue or violet as if it was burned. Just looks almost like the sides began the melting process into whatever is on the top of the chip.
0
 
bbrunningAuthor Commented:
actually, looking at a few other processors online in the same category, they all seem to have a substance on them that's dark leaking onto the chip. Is this just a coating they put on them to protect the metal (or whatever it is) on top?
0
 
CallandorCommented:
The part of the cpu that makes contact with a heat sink is called the integrated heat spreader.  It is usually glued onto the chip carrier.
0
 
bbrunningAuthor Commented:
Thanks, So it's just glue.
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

  • 3
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now