I have a Gigabyte 865PE board with a P4 LGA775 3GHz CPU. Just yesterday i was playing games on my machine i noticed that everything started slowing down severely, i checked the mainboard and noticed that the CPU fan wasnt functioning. I immidiately switched my system off, wasnt sure what temperature it was doing then since i just pulled the plug, all i know is the heat sink felt as hot as the sun.
Is it possible that the CPU has been damaged long term wise, should i get a replacement. I checked to see if the PC would still boot up and it does, that after i let it cool down for a while. All i know is the CPU fan doesnt work anymore and im not sure how that happend.
Anyone have advice for me.