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If the motherboard fried than could it take all the things attached to the motherboard with it? like RAM?
lets say I have a corsair 2GB kit which is @ 1.9v recommended, but your power supply fried and fried your mobo which fried your RAM, would you be able to see discoloration if it was fried or not?
also, how much power would I need to fry a video card?
asking because I think I fried my RAM, Mobo and video card.
 

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There is really no visable way to tell most times. Every time I have lost a psu it did not hurt other components so IMHO it is rare but can happen, I have helped others here on the forum that this has happened to so yes a blown psu can fry other components.

Best thing to do is try known working compatible parts in your computer if avalible or try yours in another system.

Maybe if you describe what happened, what you have tried, and what the computer does when you push the power button we can give you some ideas.

please include your full system specs
 

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I THINK the powersupply was the culprit and it was also my fault, I put the +4 pin motherboard connector in the +4pin CPU connector and just had the +20 pin connector in the motherboard
some how that managed to fry my motherboard, CPU AND PSU
TT Tsunami VA3000BWA | ASUS P5B Deluxe MoBo | C2D E6600 | Corsair 2 GB DDR800 RAM | Sapphire X1950XT | Seagate 320GB PRT HDD

I tried to jumpstart the PSU, didnt work, before that I even reseted CMOS
 

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I tried my motherboard out on my friends PC, I lost a good $40....
ah well
and I just assumed my CPU was fried because I put the motherboard +4 pin in the CPU +4 pin connector
 

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The cpu is not necessarily fried you should test it in another known working board
 
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