My mom's mobo got fried cause she installed her ram wrong, this caused an arc and fried it. I was curious, her comp had a P4 2.66 in it and mine has a very modest 1.8 (it's 5 years old). Doing some research on my motherboard I found that it's capable of up to 2.8. If frying the motherboard somehow damaged the cpu and I put it in my machine, would it potentially do any damage? I was kinda happy about almost a 1Ghz upgrade for free but I wouldn't do it if it would fry my computer. I could always just put my 1.8 back in if the other didn't work, but I don't wanna wreck my computer. Any advice?
Oh, here are my comp specs, not sure if you need them:
1 G Kingston ram
1.8 GHz P4
Motherboard uses intel 845GL chipset (couldn't nail down the exact mobo cause gateway does some alterations)