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Did I fry my chip???

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Posted on Monday, September 9, 2002 - 9:49 pm:   

This is my first attempt at building my own computer, I have a fair knowledge of hardware beforehand but I've run into a problem...

I have an AMD Athlon XP 2000+ with a FIC AD-11 motherboard. I've got all my major stuff installed and connected correctly, but I needed a video card, so my friend brought two over but he wasn't positive that either worked. One is PCI and one is AGP, I tried both, when I boot up all my fans come on, my power and floppy lights come on, my IDE light flashes once and the screen stays black. I'm currently looking for a video card that I know works, but my question is, is it possible that this is happening because I might have fried my processor?? Before I put my CPU fan on, my friend helping me plugged the power supply into the wall and let the comp run for about 5 seconds until he smelled something burning.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 1:52 am:   

i posted an answer above. looks like a double post to me.
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 4:08 am:   

yeah I posted here but then I figured it should probably go in Hardware.

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