Yesterday I built my first PC. I booted and everything appeared fine but 20 seconds into it, the computer shut off. So I re-booted and went into the BIOS to check the temps only to find that the CPU was getting extremely hot(100 C). I checked the stock intel heatsink and it appeared as if there was an insufficient amount of thermal paste, so i cleaned it off and applied a new layer of arctic silver 5 thermal grease and now it won't even boot!
Could this possibly be a broken heatsink? If so recommend me one for a Socket 775 Core 2 Duo.
Sorry forgot to add that when I try to boot it makes a bunch of Hi pitched beep noise
Thank you all in advance
Edited by Formaldehyde, 18 July 2009 - 06:07 AM.