Re: Burned out my CPU?
You should be able to tell if the cooler is sitting on the CPU when you pull the cooler off.
The TIM will be spread out and show signs of contact.
If you use the TIM that cam with the cooler preinstaled, remove it and use some MX-4 or something.
Put a small ball of TIM in the middle and set the cooler, then remove it and see if it made contact.
I myself lay a line of TIM near one side and use a credit card and spread it out evenly.
No matter how you do it you can tell if it made contact when cooler is removed.
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