ok, here it is. I got a free AMD athlon thunderbird 1ghz gateway pc (select 1000). Well, it was running fine, when i decided to replace the thermal paste on the CPU (which is what i do to any pc i get). well, after the new paste was added, the video no longer seems to work. I think the POS is now dead (not like i care, it was free), but it seems a shame that it seemed to be properly working before. When i power it on, i hear the HDD boot up, and it seems to boot although i cant see it. i have tried different monitors, keyboards, mouse, etc, all to the same end. I just wonder why, all the sudden....it dies like that? I am pissed only because i dont know what happened. Also, i grounded myself to the PSU before installing the new paste with a wrist strap. I will try to find more info on this board if i can. Anyone have a similar experience?
*edit* also tried another vid card, so that aint it.
I will hook up sound to see if it is actually booting, or not