Volcano9 clear tape may kill CPU Today, I installed my MSI K7t Turbo2 mobo with an XP1600+ I've had. I wanted to try how well a thermal pad would work so I used one. Everything booted upto and before the screen showed all the drives I have connected when the system seemed to freeze so I waited a few more seconds and then I heard what sounded like a pop. I did an emergency restart only there was no video signal. The cpu seems to be the culprit even though I don't see any damage to it. My Duron works fine. I'm pulling my hairs out as you can imagine. Could it be the thermal pad? But then again the heatsink wasn't even hot when the apocalypse occured. My poor cpu died a premature death you see. I'm afraid of getting a new XP cpu and install it on this mobo if the same thing will occur. If a cpu states 3 year mfg warranty, does that mean AMD will replace my cpu? what does mfg mean?