Background: Last night I was happily testing the limits of my AMD Windsor 6000+. Its a 90 nm chip and I was toying with it for 3 hrs or so- I got windows to load at 3.28 ghz- but had to bump the vcore to 1.565v to do it. I started a prime95 stress test to access stability- after 10 minutes give or take i smelt a burning (plastic) smell and almost immediatly there after the system shut down. I backed down the vcore to stock, and the fsb to stock, multiplier to auto (default)- and I believe I got into windows once that way. I was trying to hit the upper limit of default voltage again as I had earler in the night when windows stopped loading no matter what I did. Since then around every 10th time I try to boot I get a BSOD- and every other time it stalls out at a black screen or reboots endlessly.
I've attempted to reinstall windows- but get and error saying my install disk is corrupt. I've tried two different copies of Xubuntu 64- 1 copy of Kubuntu- only to have them lock up while loading the kernal. Xubuntu wouldn't load. Kubuntu gave me a kernal panic! warning.
I can successfully load Geexbox- which is a linux distro that loads into the memory.
I removed all but one stick of ram, and removed my tv tuner and vid card- as my BSOD error indicated a possible driver issue.
Update: Looks like I hosed my mobo- now looking for an AM2 board near wttn Wisconsin to see If I tookout my cpu too. The burning smell could have came from the CPU or the Chipset.
Edited by gimpster123, 13 July 2008 - 12:02 PM.