Ok, couldn't find any other subject area than this to post. I've posted in about 4 different forums, and have yet to recieve a decent reply/response. I need tech support. That's all i'm asking. Here is my situation *takes a deep breath*
Ok, so I bought a 6800 ultra OC from BFGTech. As i was excited to put it in, I decided also to do a Panaflo L1A fanswap on my power supply, a Seasonic Super Silencer 460W Revision 3. When i turned it on, it shut itself back off after a few seconds, and then the RAM power LED/Power LED went off. I tried again, same issue. From the diagnostic LEDs, all I could tell was that it was getting stuck at the "Testing extended memory" part. On screen, it would pass the POST, but wouldn't get anywhere after that. Usually what would happen after displaying IDE devices, it would say CMOS Checksum Error. Using default values. Then it also would say below it, CPU has changed. Please resetting information in CMOS setup, or something like that. I don't remember exactly. I had previously tried to reseat the waterblock on my Athlon 3200, and heard some grinding. I believed that perhaps I had CRUSHED or damaged my CPU. Well, I took off my waterblock, and it looked fine. Now here is the scary part - after leaving it off for a whole day, and then re-seating the CPU waterblock, I turn it on. Then I hear this weird kind of rapid tone, and it's, i believe, LEDs 2 and 3. 3 was on steady, but 2 was flashing pretty fast. I also noticed (I have corsair xms pro ram, with the activity LEDs) that the LEDs on my RAM were sort of garbled. I tried clearing the CMOS, turned it back on. Same thing. Note that now it just does that, and doesn't shut off by itself. After doing it twice, THEN I START TO SMELL SOMETHING BURNING. That's when I got really scared. I immediately shut it off, but couldn't find the source of the smell. Right now, I'm too scared to turn it back on, and can't figure out what's wrong. I believe it is either my motherboard, the CPU, or the power supply. I am thinking its the motherboard, because the CPU appears to be just fine, and my power supply I don't really think so because it has been very reliable in the past.
So, as you can see, i'm pretty screwed. It's either, as I said, the CPU, the motherboard, or the power supply. I highly doubt its the PSU, as it's Seasonic material, and my CPU does not look damaged. I am thinking its the mobo... it's always been a b|tch to deal with... -_-;;Any help/feedback would be greatly appreciated. If all else fails, I'm just going to dig REAL deep in my pockets for an A64.