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A few days ago, my computer shut down on it's own. I rebooted it, and it shut down again before the Windows splash screen came up. Rebooted again, and I got no BIOS splash screen, and a POST error beep (one long, one short). Upon checking inside my PC, I found that the heatsink retention bracket had broken. I've ordered a new one to replace the broken one, but now I'm wondering...One long and one short beep means a motherboard problem, right? Would a broken heatsink bracket even cause this error beep? I'm concerned that even if I get a new retention bracket, I may have to replace the mobo (perhaps it fried due to overheating?). Should I just wait for the bracket to arrive, or should I just start shopping for a new mobo now?