Originally Posted by Indigo
Fair enough. Always be certain you mount your hardware the way it should be mounted before flipping the switch.
The other reason I doubt that those temps were real is that at that temp, 400+ degrees, you'd be smelling and seeing some very startling occurrences on that board around the chip.
Once you pull the system apart, if there's warping/obvious heat damage, I'd like to hear about it (see it too if possible) so that I can be aware of it.
Oh definitely. He had his head over it and said he smelled something but I didn't smell anything. I also didn't feel any abnormal heat, either. But...We'll see tonight.
I'll be sure to post pics. I appreciate the help and I think both of us have pretty much just chalked this up as a learning experience. I would REALLY like to know how and why it happened though so I can prevent it in the future.