I think that I may have fried the CPU in my PC on Monday while I was swapping motherboards in the thing. The entire swap took about 20 minutes to perform but the computer has effectively been dead since then. The first time I turned it on after the swap, the fans all started spinning but I had no video from the graphics card. I turned it back off and reseated everything and once again turned the power on. This time I was greeted by the motherboard’s splash screen and then the BIOS. I spent a few minutes changing BIOS settings and observed the CPU region temperature was at just over 200° F (which seems a bit high). I then saved and exited and instead of Windows starting up, the computer shut down. I turned it back on and heard what I was told where thermal shutdown beeps before the thing shut off after about 30 seconds. I tried it another couple of times but it just shut itself off after 20-30 seconds without any sort of video display. The PC is an Intel 560 3.6 GHz P4 machine on an Intel 925X motherboard. I have read that this CPU is very sensitive to heat and think that maybe there may have been some sort of issue with the thermal paste or heat sink/fan not being installed quite right. Is it possible that I could have fried the CPU in such a short amount of time? I am about to put the original motherboard back in to see if maybe the new motherboard is bad. I bought the computer from Velocity Micro in late October of 2004. Since I received it in early November 2004, the front panel USB ports have not worked. I called them about it and was walked through various possible software fixes that didn’t resolve the problem. They sent my out the chassis mount USB/Firewire/audio jack assembly to replace the one that was in there but it was so buried in the case I never got around to trying it out until just after Christmas of this year. Connecting the new jack assembly didn’t fix the dead USB jacks either so I called them again. I was told that I likely had a faulty motherboard and was sent a new one. Now that this has happened they want me to send it back to them at my expense and have them fix it there. I’m just afraid that it might get lost in transit or something and would rather have it fixed locally. What do you guys think?