Philldoe wrote:The light discoloration just under the edge of the heat spreader is what I was pointing out. And yes I checked every slot with each stick. What the pic does not show is the copper smidge showing through the PCB. On the top of the PCB and the inside of the spreader there is a burnt discoloration that seems to be where a short happened. I'm assuming this did enough damage to the ram slots to make the mobo fry out. I did try using a 1gig stick from another computer and I was given the same symptoms. It would post but refused to boot or even load from DVD. I also loaded the bad ram into ther other comp and it threw up memory errors and blue screens. Sorry for not elaborating on this with my orginal post.
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