1) What CPU is it?
2) Did you scrape the CPU with the "pointy thing"?
3) Did any of the dust look like a thin coating of dry black paint or grey/white squidgy goop?
<pre><font color=purple><i>Jesters do oft prove prophets.</i> -Regan in
King Lear (Act V, Scene iii) by William Shakespear</font color=purple></pre><p>@ 187K -> 200,000 miles or bust!