Having problems with your Intel Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz ?

Motherboard--processor problem When I was cleaning out the inside of the computer,I removed the processor from the motherboard. WHen i went to put it back in, the gold ''fingers'' bent slightly. I fixed them by straightening them out. Hwoever, the silver object with large mettalic ridges that' ususally afixed to the back of the chip is no longer attached ( it was only held by a gray putty like substance. I need advice of what I should do.


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I would suggest you but a new motherboard. The silver oblect with large metallick ridges is the heat stink, the grey putty like substance is thermal paste.

The gold"fingers" are the connectors for the processor and I doubt you've got them back into "exactluy" the same position.

What possessed you to remove it in the first place?

If you don't know what you are doing you should leave well alone.
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