I got a shiny new Zalman heatsink today, the 9700 one for socket 939. When I attempted to remove the stock heatsink, the thermal pad was a bit too think and it yanked the processor right off the ZIF socket as well as the whole ZIF socket itself.
Now my PC will turn on but it wont do anything, the fans just spin and there is no acitivity in the HDDs or IDE drives.
Now my question is how do I tell what is causing this problem? Should I replace the CPU or the motherboard? I have tried stripping the PC to bare bones, only the processor, graphics card and RAM are on the motherboard, it still does the same thing.
On the plus side, my PC is very silent now :)