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CPU fan does not stay on

Computer will not boot up. CPU fan comes on for a few seconds than off. The inside of the computer was a dust bowl. The heat sink was packed with dust. I've cleaned it out where at least the fan comes on for a few seconds. The power pack fan does not come on either and I know it to be good. It is a AMD Athlon socket 462 processor. Thanks Glenn

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  • glennvs Jan 05, 2008

    Thanks. I looked at the processor (CPU) and it had a brown spot as big as a quarter. I think it got fried. I did know the Power Supply was good, because I took it out of a running unit. Thanks again, glennvs

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Sounds like either the PSU or a part (CPU) on the motherboard overheated and fried.
How do you know that the PSU is good? Did you take it out and try it in another computer? If not I would try a new power supply first.

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