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Did I fry my whole setup?

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I was running some heavy scripts in Matlab recently on my 4Ghz i7 920 Asus p6t setup, and went out for a beer to wait for it to finish. When I came back the computer had shut down, and it would not power up again (fans only spinning for half a second). Now, I have tested this setup several times with Prime95 and similar software, and cannot recall temps ever going above 80 degrees. Maybe something overheated on the motherboard, I don't know. (The computer would however power up when if I removed the 8-pin CPU connector.)

I proceeded to remove the battery, clear CMOS etc., to no avail. When I disconnected the GPU (GTX260), the computer powered up again. Great, I thought... until smoke appears and a small glowing ball of fire emerged as I plugged the PCI express power cable back in.

Maybe I had forgotten to turn the power off before plugging in the GPU, but I have never seen anything like this.

Could the faulty motherboard have contributed to frying other components by failing to regulate power or something like that? My PSU is a Corsair TX-850.

I will probably buy a sandy bridge MB and CPU soon. Would it be stupid of me to see if the GTX260 still works?
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process of elimination is ur best friend I had a similar issue and my RAM was my problem
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But do you think it's safe to test the GPU in a new setup, or could it cause damage? It looked like a match head combusting.
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I did try to boot without ram, with one stick and two sticks. I really think the culprit is the motherboard, I just hope it didn't do damage to the other components as well.
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Maybe I had forgotten to turn the power off before plugging in the GPU, but I have never seen anything like this.
I have fried a HDD once, because i didn't turn off the PSU(the pc was off).
A little drop of sweat for your hands is enough to fry a computer. A hair in a bad place can do the same.

Your pc was turned off when you plugd in the power to the pci?
    
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I had the same symptom and I guess it was my 2 week old Seasonic PSU. Luckily I had spare mobo, cpu and psu around to test with.

I left my pc running when I left. I came home to it shut down and wouldn't boot. Just kick on enough to spin my fans. Same thing as you. I'd check the PSU if you are able to.
    
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I would check and see what burned.... If you saw smoke theres gotta be some burnt stuff somewhere. Thats most likely the bad component. If there are burns on the motherboard and not the video card you could probably try the video card in another. If the video card is burned I would not try it though. It depends on what fried really
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Something had probably already died, although whether it was motherboard or PSU is hard to determine.

HOWEVER,
The fact that the board turned on BY ITSELF, when you removed the video card, means that you failed to turn off the PSU switch (or unplug the PSU if you don't have a switch). It's best to NEVER have the PSU turned on when you are removing parts with the case switch turned off. Anything could cause the board to turn on again, even touching a keyboard, mouse or removing a USB device.

And if the board was live, and you plugged in a PCIE plug, well, the magic smoke came out...

Going to be a pain to test. Best to RMA the board first, as it's probably toast. If the video card still works, you will be VERY lucky. I suggest buying a very old $10 PCI video card just to make sure the new board powers on.

Safest to RMA The board first, since there was fire...then the PSU later.
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