well, I need desperate help. I'm not new to overclocking, but I've never really done memory, mostly because I didn't know the voltage ranges. well, I saw something here (dont remember where, was bookmarked on other pc) that said anything under 2.2 is good. well, I turned my mem from auto to 2 volts. I booted my pc and stress tested. no problems. I restarted and increased frequency and lowered timings, because I'd rather lower to stable then increase. I went into windows, and cpu z told me that timings did not change. I was pissed. I restarted and went back to the timings. the settings were where I ad left them, but a fun little message at the top told me that it was running lower than advertised. well, I disabled something at the bottom, dont remember what it was, and started. I crashed. well, that's fair enough I thought and tried to turn my pc back on. lights and fans. I unplugged it and tried again. lights and fans. now the shit had hit the fan, and I knew it. I opened the case to see if anything was melting (it was almost midnight, and I had had a long day and couldn't think right.). well, now the lights fans only bliped on then went back off. I discovered that touching the inside of the case would keep them running, but it made an odd crackling sound. well, as it turns out, when I took the side off of my case, some pins had popped out of the fan's four-pin plug and made contact with the side of the case. yay. well, this isn't the first time it's happened, but I didn't try to restart eight times with such a "connection". well, I fixed that, and went back to testing. I took out the possibly burt-out ram and replaced it with some slightly faster ram, with a grand total of 256 X 2 ram. no boot. I take my possibly dead ram and put it into the old pc. it boots fine, even though I don't think a compaq has even seen that much ram before. I also happen to notice the fn warning on the ram sticker telling me not to exceed 1.8 volts. well, now I see that a capacitor (I think, one of those black tubes) on the mobo it a little off, so I push it back in. well, after another try and no boot, I notice that now that I have taken my red lighting out, in order to protect my eyes from it, I noticed that the 2900 xt has a little red light on the back that blinks upon start up. not many times, just once per start. the card is right under the capacitor (I think) that I just pushed in, which means that I'm going to have to test that, too. oh, and the hd is making some sounds that, while not healthy, I'm ready to assume have always been there, just covered up by the case and the increased fan speeds. so, symptoms: no mobo beep no bios no boot hd is complaining ram is fine so, if there are any kind people out there, I need help. I know that something is broken, but I'd rather fix it myself than send the whole pc back where it came from. I believe it to be either the mobo or the processor, but I have no way to test them independantly because I have no other am2 board, and the nearest shop that sells one is almost four hours away. and I don't have that kind of cash, anyway. help!