Okay, so I was replacing the thermal compound on my CPU. I was cleaning up the mess on my heatsink, and I had my CPU resting on that tray thing where you screw the 5.25" drives in. My brother walked in and started freaking out at me saying that I probably fried my CPU because the pins were touching a metal surface. And he said I could fry my mobo if I tried to boot the computer with the CPU inside. I'm getting a new CPU anyways (since mine is old and outdated), but I was wondering if my brother's actually right, since I couldn't find anything about it online. Is my CPU dead?