Well its like this... Im new to this whole computer bussines and recently after i ordered some new components for the future pc to be i decided im gonna build it. I got some help from a friend of mine (lives in another country, so through msn mostly) and i have succesfully connected the mb, power suply, Vcard, Memmory and hd (hopefully). Now we have aswell put in the processor (amd athlon 64 3200+) and the fan above it. But after i connected all those to the power and mb and then connected it to the power to see if it worked, it didn't turn on. I have put on Thermal paste on my cpu but then discovered the fan had its own square made thermal paste but thinking i didn't put that much i just left what i had put on the cpu (in the middle mostly) and put on the fan. Now when i took off the fan to check that the thermal didn't go overboard ( i was told it is very destructive if it does) i discovered.. sadly that on the fan except for the outprint of the cpu i have on the sides layers of thermal paste. Now my question after all this is... Am i ****ed after 7 secs max of turning it on and having the thermal paste over board or is it still not :hotouch:. Is the cpu done for it? All your help on how to fix it (if its not ****ed) and just any info would be alot for me. thanks alot.