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This summer, I found a little job in a small business of my town, I take care of their computer and make a database.
One of these computer (they are all running Windoze, of course) was buggy and unstable so this morning I done a complete format/reinstall... and I ran into problems. Windoze was unable to found some hardware, registry was buggy (every time I boot, Windoze says I have an error in my registry and that I need to reboot to fix it), config panel crashed every time I openned it...
So I taked a look into the case of the computer... And I found there was no heatsink on the chipset of the motherboard. Look like the heatsink falled, probably some month ago, and was laying on the bottom of the box.
I want to know... Can I fix it? This box was unused before I start playing with it because it was too buggy, I think the format gave the poor chipset too much heat and was (finally) not a good idea. I will try to stick the heatsink with glue hoping it will do something good. I never heard something about chipset gone in flame, but can it be damage because of all time past without heatsink?
The computer is a CELERON (damn cheap f ***** bad computer) 533mhz, I THINK the motherboard is a AMR or something like that I have not perform any search for it.
If it's running really buggily (is that a word?), then what have you got to lose? You might want to invest in some proper heatsink glue... although I thought they were held on with clips, myself. If it all goes badly, what have you lost? A computer than was running poorly... and you've gained a 533 Celly, some hardware (NIC? Harddisk?) and a doorstop (but don't forget to raid it for anything that could be used as spares... like SCREWS! I never seem to have enough computer screws). You said that the box was unused before... will they really miss it if it goes wrong? I say, go for it!
STOP!!!!! Don't use any old glue!!!! You need a special kind of glue (most office/household glue is flammable!!!!). CPU Glue. Uhhh.......sliver....something...... google for `sliver glue CPU`. The sliver I'm refering to is apparantly the best brand of glue for this sorta thing. The heatsink is held on with clips, but also with glue.
Originally posted by lackluster STOP!!!!! Don't use any old glue!!!! You need a special kind of glue (most office/household glue is flammable!!!!). CPU Glue. Uhhh.......sliver....something...... google for `sliver glue CPU`. The sliver I'm refering to is apparantly the best brand of glue for this sorta thing. The heatsink is held on with clips, but also with glue.
hmmm... spoken like someone who's learned this the hard way .
Hum too late I already used bad glue... the heatsink was not hold with clips or anything just glue.... The computer doesn't burst in flamme yet, but look like the MB is dead, I can't even complete Windoze 98 installation.... after the first reboot, the installation crash saying "msgsrv32 perform an illegal action" and "detail" button shows me that errors aren't always the same ( different module/dll every time) so I believe the chipset is dead, so it can't handle easy task... So the MB is ready for trash.
My boss isn't happy, I will have to find another (cheap) Celeron MB real fast.
I'll trade you my current mobo. It's holding a celeron right now. I'm getting <a href = "http://direct.mwave.com/mwave/doc2/A15987.html">this</a> one as a birthday present. I would like a power supply (at least 400W) for trade if you're intrested.
Hehehe Thanx Lackluster, it look like to be a very good Mb but it doesn't fit my need... I don't have DDR and I don't need RAID (and this MB doesn't support Celeron ?).
However, if they (my job) doesn't buy another Mb, I will probably take all pieces for me, if you want a power supply, the dead Celeron one is a 300 watt, if you need it. I have plenty of power sup at home, I don't need another.