Yes, Hi. I am new to the forums, I have also looked over many threads related to my problem, so please don't flame. Just yesterday I was playing a game, S.U.N Online, and was trying to throw out my garbage behind me and accidentally kicked my computer desk, causing my CPU fan to come loose and fall. It is a Thermaltake v1 fan by the way. It landed on my video card but I doubt that is the problem. Just as any other CPU, the processor heated too quick and did an emergency shutdown. I fitted the heatsink back in the mobo and started up the computer again, but this time it would run until it loaded my desktop for a minute or so before it turned off again. First thing I did when it loaded was to check the temperatures, bam, 250 degrees Fahrenheit and shutdown. I think I needed new thermal paste. Went to Radio Shack this morning to purchase the fabled AS5 (Arctic Silver 5) I have been reading so much about since last night. I reapplied the thermal paste, attached the heat sink and turned on my CPU. The CPU is on and running, but this time I'm not getting any signal on my monitor screen. In the tower case, the fans are running, the lights on the mobo are on, but no screen display. Since the computer is running without shutting off, I can safely assume the AS5 works, but I've encountered a new problem. I don't know if its the mobo or the processor or both. I'm not even sure if I shorted it out, even though I think i did. What is your diagnosis? Also can you tell me tips on how to rid yourself of static electricity. Thanks.