First post, by bassix6
Last week I picked up a Matsonic MS7127C 370 socket motherboard for my retro build. I already had a Gigabyte ga-6vxc7 but I ran into some problems while configuring that board as can be read in this post.
The Matsonic worked fine on the first boot! The only thing bothering me was the fan as it made quite some noise. I decided to change it for another heatsink and fan I had laying around. Specifically, the one that came with the Gigabyte motherboard. I also applied some cool paste as I noticed it wasn't on the 1 GHZ P3 processor. And from there things went bad...
I tried to boot the system after replacing the heatsink and applying the cool paste and BOOM nothing to be seen on my monitor. Every fan is spinning and the mobo is definitely getting power, however no signal to be seen. The other components can't be broken as they worked perfectly well before the change. I also tried re-installing the previous heatsink and fan, but that also didn't work..
This is exactly the problem I ran into with my Gigabyte motherboard, and I'm afraid i may have screwed something up with the heatsink - however, I wouldn't know what... I'm feeling really dumb for potentially messing up these two mobo's 🙁
It would be amazing if somebody has an idea of what I did wrong