Is it possible for computer parts to fry other computer parts?

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Chefs frying eggs ?

All the above are possible, more likely that the motherboard was faulty, cor not configured correctly for the voltages of the processor and/or memory.

It is possible, but most likely scenario is motherboard frying others than others frying MB.

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  • Yorkshireman
    NO parts do not proactively destroy other parts you, or someone, applied over voltage/current, or a power component failed and allowed excess power inot a component. - same net result though - once the smoke is allowed out of a computer it stops working..
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  • Kevin Beaver
    It's absolutely possible that one component can cause another one to fail.
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  • Schmidtw
    Keep a heads up on this sort of thing...as technology gets better and better, we have been seeing a wave of new processors with smaller architectures and lower voltages, and this is common to many computer components...you really have to look into to make sure your parts are compatible. Voltage spikes, ESD, or even failing components can mess everything up. Surge protect your computers, or use an UPS; research before you build. Hope this helps! -Schmidtw
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  • jinteik
    there is 2 answers to this, can happen and might not happen. what i know is thunder can fry more than 1 part or even suddenly a spike of very high voltage
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