After discussing the issue with a local Geek Squad member, I've re-applied thermal paste to the the CPU and heat sink, which seems to have taken care of that problem. However, I'm still concerned about my display and a few tell-tale issues I'm having with it that lead me to suspect that I may have slightly damaged my motherboard. If anyone wants to continue this discussion, I'll be making a new thread in the Motherboard subforum. Thanks for all of your insight!
I've had this CPU for about a year and only recently I've been experiencing overheating problems. Just tonight, my computer shut down when analyzing the core temperatures of the CPU (which were around 100C at the time; which I understand is beyond the norm) the computer shut down. Upon attempting to reboot, I've found that the display no longer transmits from the graphics card (of which I've recently purchased). Would anyone here happen know any actions I could take to fix these issues I've been having? I'd be glad to provide additional information if necessary.