I was wondering if someone would be able to tell me what may have caused this. I will list the history of the MB.
-3-4 months shy of 3 years
-Last item installed was an SSD about a year ago
-Only open the case to clean out dust and that has been over 3 months ago
-I normally leave the computer on
-I do not Overclock
I smelled something awful and tracked it to the computer. The computer was off so I knew something was wrong. I opened the side of the case and noticed the burn.
I sent the board into ASUS. The response I got back was that my Video Card burnt that spot therefore they will not warranty it. Is that possible since my video card is 4 slots away from where the chip was burnt?
Thanks Smeeze, yeah I am going to just pay for a repair. Apparently another Asus tech looked at it and verified it was the video card. I still don't agree but who knows. They said not to put the video card back in so I guess I better get a new one on order. It looks 100% fine but I hate to risk it. As long as everything else is ok, I will be happy. Thanks again for your replies.