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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by acousticlemur, May 26, 2008.

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    the computer i am working on right now has a MSI 845E Max HT and a p4 2.2 had a broken retention bracket so i bought a new one and put it on. 2 of the clips were broken on the original and was held with 2 zip ties lol. any way, now the only way i can get the computer to post is when the cpu fan is not clamped down......... if it is just resting on the cpu it will post about 25% of the time, but when i flip the 3 levers and fasten it down....it's a no go. the temps are fine with it just sitting on it unhooked (~40c) but i cant get it to stay running for long..... any ideas?
     
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    Could it be that the cpu is not resting in the exact location it should be.. meening when you apply preasure with the fan it is not perfectly aligned anymore?
     
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    nah, i think that it was the mobo, cause i have been messing with it for hours now, and nothing happens anymore... no post, no beeps.... fans spin up, dvd light flickers, hdd spins up....and that is it....
     
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    You were holding your stuff down with zip ties? I would look into that "area" a littel more. Like he said, comething is probably not aligned right in that area. Maybe more pressure on one side than the other.
     
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    could be what ever broke the clips damamged the socket too?
     
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    yeah it was held with zip ties for over a year lol, just bought a new retention bracket and now it wont work lol!! :banghead: i should have left it alone...
     
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    possible but the clips were broke shortly after the mobo was purchased......many many years ago lol and it worked fine. last year i noticed that it was averaging about 145F so i fixed it with zipties and it never broke 125F under load.
     

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