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I have a Gigabye GA-SINXP1394. It was installed and worked perfectly. I then installed some new memory. However the computer would not boot and within about 15 secs I smelled a burning smell. I imediately unplugged the computer. One of the modules was quite warm. I then pulled the memory and found two burn marks on one of the memory modules and also on the socket. I then re-installed the previous memory but now it seems like the MB is dead. I'm pretty sure I have a dead MB but is there any chance that the CPU could have been damaged?
 

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It's awful hard to say what got toasted, I doubt this is something that can be effectively diagnosed long distance. It sounds like you either have the wrong memory or somehow managed to get it install backwards. With the burning smell and the charred contacts, it seems pretty clear that the potential for motherboard damage exists. Without testing the processor in another system, hard to tell if it's still alive.
 
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