I have a motherboard with a problem. The board was working fine when one day I tried to turn it on and nothing came on the display. Everything else worked fine, the drives started up, cooling fans run. At first I thought the processor had died, but after testing and probing around for a few hours I noticed that when I turned it on, the BIOS chip overheats. I've been looking for other problems, and trying various solutions but so far that's the only symptom I can find is with that chip. I was wondering if there could be too much power going through it but all transistors and regulators look fine.
Model: Aspire ASE380-ED501A
Pocessor: AMD Athlon 64x2 Duo 2.4 GH
Power supply: 300W
Thanks for any help anyone has. I am well aware of the possibility that my motherboard may be dead.