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Reapplied thermal compound to North Bridge, computer no longer boots

I'm having trouble getting my computer to boot up. Would appreciate any help. Is my motherboard fried? The problem: Computer won't boot, won't go to POST. No beeps. Power button light does not light ...
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Will motherboard underclock fast memory to work with a slow CPU memory unit?

Does a motherboard underclock memory in order to be used with a slower memory controller? Specifically, if the CPU says it supports 1066 MHz Triple Channel and the motherboard supports 1333Mz memory, ...
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Northbridge + Southbridge = Unitedbridge? Is the division likely to persist? [closed]

Okay, hardware based question. I was at shopping for laptops the other day and one of the salespeople was trying to talk up an integrated graphics system as opposed to a discrete graphics system. He ...
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if heatsink deattached from northbridge does it makes any difference if it does how can be attached

I've a mercury motherboard model PI865D7, heat sink from the north bridge got deattached. It was fixed through some type of glue as it is appearing and it also has an angle rod to get it fixed on ...
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Northbridge passive cooler fell off — is the chip now busted?

I've got an old Pentium 4 computer with an Asus P4T-E motherboard. A few days ago it began to have problems booting, reporting that the CMOS values are corrupt; I assumed the onboard battery has ...