I fried my motherboard because i forgot to use standoffs, does this mean all of Tags: New Build Motherboards Components Systems Last response: March 29, 2010 7:08 AM in Systems Share Anonymous a b V Motherboard March 28, 2010 8:26:56 PM I fried my motherboard because i forgot to use standoffs, does this mean all of my other components (CPU, GPU RAM etc.) are fried as well? thanks for any replies More about : fried motherboard forgot standoffs whitefang March 28, 2010 8:56:31 PM Weird, I forgot to use stand-offs one time and it didn't fry my motherboard. Just had to place the standoffs and try to start it again and it worked fine. And no, I don't think it would have friend anything else but you will only know once you test them. jsc a c 156 V Motherboard March 28, 2010 9:01:33 PM How do you know it fried your motherboard? A good PSU would have detected the shortand electronically shut itself down. What kind of PSU? Related resources Forgot standoffs, but haven't turned on the computer yet. Safe to use motherboard? - Forum If a motherboard says DDR1600/1333 MHz does that mean it cannot be use with DDR 2133 MHz ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anonymous a b V Motherboard March 29, 2010 7:04:41 AM Its a corsair tx 850w psu on a Asus m4a785g motherboard, at first i couldnt see why it fried and then i noticed i forgot the standoffs Anonymous a b V Motherboard March 29, 2010 7:08:20 AM its fried becuase i can see one of the copper plated (cable?) actually on the motherboard had burnt out, hopefully to protect my components, Maybe this can be repaired? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !