Damn it, you're right. I didn't install the standoffs. But answer this question though the mother board is designed for ddr400 pc3200, same with the processor - but I just put in my old pc2700 and it turned on, still no video, but the fans were spinning! Does that mean I still shorted it? If so, screw me, I'll have to send it back and get a replacement. If not whoo hoo! I'll install the standoffs (how do you install standoffs anyway?) anyway, the instruction manual for the board didn't say to put in standoffs.
Or how to either.
Much appreciated for your response - just because the motherboard is shorted is the processor, video card, etc fine? Do I need a larger power supply?
Forget I said anything, you were right.
Edited by weclock, 19 June 2006 - 10:15 AM.