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Posted 24 November 2017 - 06:29 AM



I put new paste on my cpu and now i get C0 errors on my motherboard it will only boot up if i change the ram out of dual channel.


cpu: i7 4790k

mb: GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

ram: Gkill 2x8 1866


I have had a look at the pins and they look ok I have added a picture of it I'm really not sure whats going on a lot of others have had the same problem but it was to do with bend pins but I just cant see any :(


Help! please!

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 08:43 AM

I can't see any damaged pins either. Did you take the CPU out when you were putting new paste on (or cleaning off the old)? If not, I don't see how you could do any mechanical damage down there. If so, you'd probably have noticed if anything got in there that could have damaged them.


Could you have got some paste down around the pins? What about something in the memory socket? Does it only work on one particular channel, or does it work in either channel as long as it is in single-channel mode?

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 08:59 AM

Inspect the pins by shining a torch and look at it with a magnifying glass. Look from all angles. If one is bent you can use tweezers to straighten it out.


Linus did a video about this a while back:


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 09:21 PM

Thanks for all the feedback guys.


Once i got from work i fully disassembled the computer and put it all back together and it works fine now.... Its so weird.

The only thing i can think of that something was touching the board it shouldn't be like something from the watercooling. 

Edited by George_f, 25 November 2017 - 07:08 AM.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 07:09 AM

Well looking at the first 2 images there maybe some paste there to the right! even tho its working now maybe it heated up and moved away or something. 

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