I just built a new computer. I got a Intel Core 2 Extreme cpu, and I also bought the Vigor Gaming Monsoon cpu fan, since the stock fan wouldn't be enough to keep it cool. However, this fan was installed wrong, only because the instructions were a piece of junk. I had the fan facing the opposite way, so I had to take the mobo out and reinstall the fan. That's the only way of installing this monster, too. Even though I installed the fan incorrectly the 1st time, everything powered on and the temperature was fine, but after I discovered my mistake and moved the fan into the proper position, something happened. I booted up the computer and the temperature control starts beeping, and it indiciated that the cpu was at 210F degrees!! I quickly turned it off, doubled checked all the wirings. After making sure the cpu fan was connected, i tried it one more time, and it was still beeping at 210 degrees!! After that, I didn't want to risk turning it on and off. SO, here's my question: Is my cpu fried after turning it on 2 times like that, if only for a few seconds? Second, what might have caused the temperature to rise like that, even though it was working fine when the fan was facing the wrong way? Could it have been that the thermal paste thinned out after I corrected the fan orientation? If that's the case, would adding extra paste "connect" the cpu with the cpu fan again and have it work properly?? Someone please help!!