Today I was setting up a new pc. AMD 64 3000 socket 939 processor, 120 gig hd, 512x2 ddr 400 ram, dvd rw, 9800 pro.
Well I had everything set up and connected, it all looked good. I didnt close up the case because I wanted to test it first. I made sure the psu had the right voltage setting. Plugged it in, hit the power button and poof, up comes a grey wisp of smoke from the mobo. I didnt get a good look because it happened so fast, the smoke seemed to be coming from underneath where a brass riser was placed or from the slot area where the sound card went in.
What are some causes for a mother board to smoke like this? I was sure all my risers were in place. When I put in the soundcard it was hard to put in, i had to push it in hard to get the metal to slide past the mobo and case.
I checked the mobo top and bottom for scorching but I never found any.
Also I should mention that when I powered up, the processor fan started spinning but after the smoke came out of the mobo it all stopped. Is it likely everything that was connected is fried...