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    That is a real downer especially your first time with AMD. I think its time to RMA.

    G'Luck Friend:cheers:
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    Thanks guys, that's what I'm thinking... but now I'm stuck with another dilema. How to RMA it.

    My nephew has already paid me $800 for the computer. I could go the route to buy new matching parts build a fresh machine for him, then return the old stuff as the new stuff. but then it's just another computer for me cause it's exchange only not return, and I'm out cash.

    Or tell him to wait for however many weeks until I get everything in. The one downer is, what's causing it all. If I don't get a new case then it could happen to all the new stuff... I guess I could RMA everything, but then I'm out in major shipping.

    I'm think maybe the first, I'd rather pay more money but get a computer out of it, then pay a bunch and get nothing. ????

    I need something to drink.

    :barf: :drool:

    Thanks guys, you all rock! :group:
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    Not a good position to be in and a very hard one to answer. :shrug:

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    Alright, here's the outcome.

    Went to Frys Electronics at 9am today. Took the case/psu that I thought was faulty. The mother board I bought last night which wouldn't work either. The memory I bought with that board, cause checking the memory is where the board would fail. The old stick of RAM that I though was bad. And the cpu that supposedly Googlegear checked and said it was okay.

    6 hours later! I left the store with a replacement motherboard, the other one was fried from the psu pumping out too much power (as per the tech). A new cpu, cause that also got toasted. A new stick of Mushkin 512M DDR333 memory, cause the memory was good, but.....

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    Kingston 512Mb DDR333 PC2700 is NOT compatable with the Epox 8RDA+
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    They tested three brand new sticks of it, if a Kingston stick was in the 8RDA+ would not boot.... on TWO boards. :snip: a Mushkin stick fired right up.

    I also got a new Enermax case with a 350w psu. I came home and installed the basics, out of the case. BINGO good to go. Installed everything, inside the box...... NO KEYBOARD SUPPORT :steam: Called Frys and talked to the awesome guy that helped me. He says, 'take the Lite-on CD-RW out, it's a cheap piece of @#&^'. And try it again. BINGO keyboard support. He's guessing that got fried as well, and could easily blow the other components, 'get it out of the machine'.

    So I now have 1 good 8RDA+ board, 1 bad 7VAX board, 1 bad stick of Kingston 333, 1 Antec 3700 case with a bad psu, 1 bad 2100+, and 1 bad Lite-on CD-RW. This is all extra now.

    I still need to buy a CD-RW to put in the machine so I can finish doing the winXP reinstall with the new board.

    I'm so burnt out of this, this burnt the crap outta my bank account too... guess I have about 65% of another machine now tho... :cheers:

    Thanks again for all the help!!!!: peace2:
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    Now that really sux and I feel for ya but this could just as easily have been an Intel setup that it happened so pls don't lay it on the AMD setup and hopefully ya next job will be trouble free.

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    Sorry all of this happened to you. I've always thought that I'd learned the most when when I felt like tearing my hair out. I'm sure that one day you will be able to captivate an audience (perhaps over beers) with the tale of your adventure in computer building. Next time will probably be a lot better.

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    Yeah, I don't blame AMD at all. It was a bad Antec psu, I don't dislike Antec now, my P4 case is Antec. It's no ones fault but mine. :shrug:

    Like bigjackusa said, I learned alot on this one. now next time I'll be able to test more of the hardware on my own, and not just keep buying things. :no:

    But hey, on the good side, I'll have a new AMD machine in a few weeks/months once I recover, and get in the mood to try again! lol:thumb:

    Thanks again!:cheers:
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    Glad you got it all undercontrol now...:cheers:
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    It's a real arse, hope you have better luck nextime. My BIGGEST SYMPATHIES GO OUT TO Ya. An always buy a decent PSU - if so more die hard recommended than any other component in your system - most vital and critical. Now you'll walk out with more experience than you ever expected in such short time.
    Lian LI PC60
    (2 intake 80mm ADDA/3
    exhaust 80mm ADDA)
    EG465P-VE Enermax Dual fan PSU 465watt
    Asus A7N8X Dx ver2.0 C1007 latest bios
    AthlonXp 3200+ Barton
    Xms Corsair 3700PT TwinX paired 2x512@200mhz
    200mhz X 11.0 = 2.205GIG
    creative audigy 2
    Asus V8460 U Ti 4600 Dx
    CPU full load 28C
    Case full load 24C
    Western D HDD 120gb
    XP Professional current best- crap
    11682 marks=xp best performance settings @ 2500+ 166mhz x 11.0X = 1.83GIG

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