P5N-D 2nd PCIe Slot fried? need advise, pics inside

hi all

i was using 2x 9600gt sli
one day around 1 year ago my 2nd card stopped working
i thought i came from the stock power supply, which i have switched...

today i was cleaning my pc in bright sunlight and noticed something which didnt seem right at all.
look at the pic, the golden stuff..
http://sdrv.ms/KludQ9

my guess is that not only was the 9600gt destroyed but the 2nd PCI slot too.
but im not sure, thats why i ask here...

im goin to buy a new gfx card and was planing to use the 2nd PCI for physx and display.

also could it be that my board will die soon?
here is another pic were a chip close to memory is infected with this...
http://sdrv.ms/JWgbqV

anyone know whats up?
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  1. Not quite sure what the problem is but that certainly does look unusual...
  2. yeah i thought so too..
    ive orderd a new card today..

    im not sure if i even should try to insert the old card in the slot

    new card supports 5 displays, i only need 4
    and currently i dont play any physx games
    so i can save the power for now

    still curious whats up with it.. maybe its a crying motherboard xD
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