i'm an idiot...so now what?
So in the process of installing a new videocard I pulled a bonehead move.
I thought of dusting off my mobo, memory, etc before I installed the card. Here's where the stupid part comes...I took out the memory, dusted it off, and SLIPPED IT IN THE WRONG WAY. Yeah it didn't snap in quite right, but being a @#$@#%ing moron I didn't notice.
So then I turned it on, the POST gave off a beeping sound (bad memory), and I smelled a strange burning sound. After turning it off, it turned out that I fried the memory stick...the slot shows little black burn marks, and the memory shows the same marks, where I tried inserting the memory (incorrectly).
It's not that bad, I HOPE. The lights come on when I turn on the computer, so I'm hoping that I just wrecked the memory slot, not the whole MB. Also, it was just 256 MB of memory. I'm hoping that I just need to buy another stick of memory (512 MB I guess, for $40 from newegg), and try it again. (the right way, of course!)
Is there anything else I should do? Do you think the computer is okay? Nothing else appears to be burnt.