[OT] Fried motherboard
A few weeks ago my power supply died (smell of burning plastic and other
components of the power supply). I would later realise that I *used* to
have PIII system. It as a VIA chipset system with on-board audio.
I changed the power supply (to a higher wattage, power supply for Pentium
IV). I flushed the CMOS, and there is no video, however CD-ROM is spinning
and HD is spinning as well.
I am assuming motherboard is fried.
Questions are as follows:
1.) Can the processor be damaged in the process of motherboard being fried
2.) Can any cards (ie video card) or RAM be damaged in the process?
3.) Since I am starting from scratch, what are your recommendations for the
new motherboard ( I have over 350MB of RAM for PIII, would you move down P4
I learned my lesson-I need to use the safety switch in the future the hard
way... I suppose these things can happen to anybody...
What are your experiences? With Christmas coming up I will finally have
plenty of time to get this machine up and running.
Your thoughts on the above issues would be greatly appreciated.