I'd not power this up again until I take the heatsink off, put fresh compound on and reassembled.
Can you tell a story about this machine? New, dumpster unit, more?
when i turn on my system a screen comes up and says my cpu was overheated then when i enter the bios it says that the cpu is at 100 degress celsius. however my case came with a thermometer saying that it is only 31 degrees, i know that its not exactly correct becuase its not touching the cpu. can anyone help?