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I'm not sure what heatsink you are talking about. Changing the heatsink on a CPU does not affect the video, nor does adding a hard drive.
Now if you pulled out the old hard drive and replaced it with a hard drive on which XP Pro was installed, you need display drivers--but when you first start up the computer, display drives are generic and you can see the BIOS screen and you can also start Windows in safe mode.
If you have no video at all, even on startup, then you do, indeed have a problem. It could be with the monitor or it could be because you replaced the heat sink and did not seat the new one correctly or use heat sink compound. If this is the case, you probably just fried your
CPU and will have to replace it.
Posted on Aug 04, 2010
Testimonial: "Kind of figured it was more that just drivers, used compound and double checked placement of cpu, was hoping for an easy fix, sounds like it's pooched"
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