So one of my friends brings his computer into my room telling me it doesn't work. I open the box, take a look inside and one of the plastic things (no idea how it's called) located on the mobo, near the CPU socket, in which the cooler is fixed, was broken and the radiator wasn't making contact with the CPU so there was no cooling. I thought for sure that the CPU was burned. I mean, after all, it had a fucking hole in it !

Anyway, I decided to give it a try. So, I repair the plastic thing, fix everything up, I boot it up and the computer works.

Anyone seen anything like this before ?


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