I just set up a bare system w/AMD XP 2800+, 512 MB DDR. I had it working on a mach speed motherboard until a capacitor along the DIMM slots shorted out and the thing started on fire (I'm not kidding or exaggerating). Worse even, this was after 3 days of having the system set up. So I got a refund and bought a Syntax S746FX mobo ( maybe nothing works because I'm such a cheapass). When I turn the system on, the screen flickers and all the LED's on the case/fans flicker, like it's constantly resetting. Is it possible that when my last mobo died, it killed my CPU and/or RAM as well, or is it my jumper settings, I've tried resetting the CMOS, but I can't even get a signal to the monitor. Does anyone know what's up with this? I'm pulling hairs out at an astronomical rate.