hey everyone i just wanted to thank everyone for your help, im back up and running.
I think the problem boils down to a power surge...that's what makes the most sense....i lost my chip, ram, and a HD...that is the most logical reason for it....i bought some new ram duel sticks of mushkin 256, 2700...and that fixed the problem... still running a little warm around mid 40's and a little hotter, i think i need to get a better heat sink and fan like some mentioned. so im going to get a nice UPS so i dont have to deal with this again. thanks for all your help.
One last question: do i have to do anything special to make the 256 chips to run duel...im not really clear on it..