- Jul 6, 2001
- Ottawa, Ontario
ok, I was playing a game on my Compaq, and suddenly I heard a big noise (kindda like a dropping noise). I was like "what the h*** is that !". About 2 seconds after the sound, my comp reboots by itself, so I shut it down to know what it was (the noise came from inside my case). So I open it up, and there, lying on the HD (which is in the bottom of the case), is the Heatsink ! So I check the CPU quickly, and it was still ok (the entire operation was about 4 seconds long, from the noise to the shutdown). So I put it all back together, and it still works ! (thank god !). What I think happened is about a week before, I removed the CPU to check the mobo model (it's a P55TC or P55CT), but I think I forgot to reclip the HSF. The Epoxy glueing it to the Heatspreader must have crapped out and the HS fell off !