So I'm not exactly pro when it comes to computer repair, but I thought I would give switching a socket 478 celeron with a slightly better P4 chip that I bought used in one of my old computers a try. I was overconfident in my abilities however, and removed a thin strip of aluminum like metal stuck to the bottom of the heatsink when I was cleaning the old thermal paste off, for no good reason at all.
At any rate, I put new thermal paste on but am lacking this thin strip of whatever it was on the heatsink, and I'm thinking that's why my new p4 chip won't POST. .. The computer powers on and the fan starts running, but no calculations are done whatsoever as the processor isn't working.
Thanks so much.
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