Hi people, am on a works puter at the mo, but a couple of hours ago I tried changing the heatsink on my home pc (amd xp2600, XP home, 1gig 2700 ram).
Anyway it came off ok, I put the thermal gel as per instructions replace heatsink no probs.
Now when I booted machine up all started ok except monitor wouldnt come out of stand by, so I cant actually see if anything is happening. Have since tried other monitor and swapped graphics card (FX5600) still to no effect.
If the monitor will not come out of standby it is possibly not recieving a signal, you say the graphics card is seated correctly so try the VGA lead off your kids computer to make sure their are no broken wires in your lead.