luckily i have some thermal paste left so i will try it, i did think it was worrying that these came off, because they must be needed otherwise they wouldn't be in there, thanks!
Yeah, as Glennda said, definately stick the heatsinks back on. If they've got double sided tape on the bottom (common for some smaller heatisnks) then the thermal paste wont let them stick back down and they wont really work...
In some cases (depending on the use of the heatsink) they wont need thermal paste.
Ok sweet, I'm going to wait for my brother to come home for that, i don't trust myself haha but thanks for your help i appreciate it. I'll update you on my progress later :P
Ok no problem :)
Been a while, but just thought I would update, if anyone else has this problem (also because I said I would tell you about my progress haha). It was my graphics card, so I downloaded Rivatuner. With this program comes another called D3DOverrider, which you need to keep minimized while playing the game that causes the issue. force vsync and triple buffering need to be on. This works, thank God haha :) Thankyou again for your suggestions though :)