P4 2.8 1gig ram XP I know there will be alot of different possible answers but I figured I would at least post it up. I built my own computer a few years ago and it's been running great. I was having a heat issue at one point but I layed down some arctic silver and that fixed the problem. Well two days ago my computer just started freezing randomly. I'd have to turn it off and back on only to have it freeze whenever it felt like again. (It could be 3 minutes in or 2 hours in). I opened up the case and blew a bunch of dust out. Was hoping that it would fix this issue. It didn't. I took the heatsink off the cpu and figured maybe I should clean off the CPU and heatsink and place new arctic silver onto it. Well when pulling off the heatsink the CPU was stuck to it and I bent two prongs. After swearing at myself I carefully straightened them out so they looked like all the others. After that I completly cleaned off the heatsink and top of the cpu. I place the arctic silver on, spread it out evenly and placed the CPU back on the motherboard. It fits back into it's spot nice and the little lever goes down to hold it in place. I attached the heatsink, closed up the case, re-attached all the cords, flipped the swith in the back of the computer, hit the power button..... and nothing! I checked to make sure everything was plugged in ok and everything seams to be in tip-top shape. Now I know that it could be a multitude of things but my computer has been running great for a while now. For it to die like this all of a sudden is crazy. If it helps, the little light on the motherboard does come on when the power to the back of the case is on. It's just that absolutly nothing happens when I hit the power button on the front of the case. Can anyone help? I would just build a new computer like I want to anyway but money isn't very good right now.