I just put together my system and the cpu made a pop sound sooner after I hit the power button then I removed the heatsink and realized it had cracked and split apart.
Here's my setup.
Abit KT7A Raid Motherboard
Hercules 3D Prophet II 64Mb Video Card
256Mb Crucial CAS2 PC133 Ram
Swiftech MC462A Heatsink
Tweakmonster Copper CPU spacer
Delta Heatsink Fan
Enermax 550/650W Power Supply
Small bit of Artic Silver Thermal Paste between the CPU core and Heatsink.
AMD 1.33GHz CPU (AXIA)
I figure the CPU fried from the aroma and cracked, though I don't understand why. There was a bit of amber goo on the heatsink when I removed it. I even kept myself grounded the whole time while installing everything, something I rarely do. If anyone has any ideas what the problem could be let me know via this thread.
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