During the winter, I made the mistake of running a virus scan program overnight, while I knew there was a snowstorm going on outside. Power went out, surged back in, and it fried something. I was rather frustrated, because when I purchased my computer, I was somewhat new to things, and the salesperson at the Best Buy in Virginia Beach neglected to tell me that there was a difference between APC's and normal power strips.
Regardless, I replaced my power supply, hoping that it was the extent of the problem. No such luck. Is there anything else that may have fried, or have I narrowed it down to the motherboard? I'm looking to get this thing back up and running, and would rather not take a $200 leap of faith. :)
Another sub-question I had... When a motherboard does burn out, does it also burn out the processor? I have seen a few good deals on replacement motherboards, some of which do not come with a processor. I was wondering if I could just pluck old faithful out of the burnt motherboard, and pop it right into the new guy when I get it?
Thanks in advance for your time and wisdom!