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First timer with a burntup Mobo :-)

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April 27, 2012 3:01:52 PM

Hello, So I just blew up a Mobo for the first time. What a great stench! Would this kind of failure damage the cpu/ram/hd, and for the sake of curiosity, is there any risk in using these items on another board?
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April 27, 2012 3:48:08 PM

Just be sure where the smoke came from. You must have connected the wrong lead from the power supply, which may be toast. Bad cpu/heatsink/ram won't hurt anything to reuse; bad ps might take out another item. I would replace it for sure.
April 27, 2012 5:03:53 PM

About two years ago I had a q6600 running at 3.4ghz and i wanted to get it to booted up so i ran prime95 to stress test it for stability (woohoo!) and I went to the kitchen to make me some food in the meantime. I come back and my room smelled like burned up plastic and my computer was turned off, I dont know why but I pressed power on button and it turned on for 5 seconds and then I heard a POP (capacitor blew) and when I looked inside the case the corner of my motherboard was melting glowing red ;oo So I took the computer apart and I could definitely see burn marks on the motherboard (woo overclocking). The asus support department replaced my motherboard without asking any questions. I got the new motherboard after a week and a half, installed ram cpu plugged in the hard drives and the machine booted up no problem!