Can anyone tell me if the brownish stuff on the oscillators (?) is normal? I am asking, because I never noticed it before, it's from a server which I got last week and this night it suddenly died, after running fine for 72 hours. The problem is that last night, while I was turning myself around in bed, I heard a sound coming from the server, the same sound you get when putting the computer in Standby mode, the sound of the harddisk spinning down. Well, after I heard the sound, I immediately jumped out of bed and I noticed the server was dead. The fans were all running, but nothing happened. Even after unplugging all IDE devices (CD-ROM and HD) and floppydisk drive (both from power and connector), the computer just wouldn't boot. A BIOS reset (by shortcircuiting a jumper connector on the MB) didn't help either. When I took the (newly installed) cooler from the CPU (AMD Athlon TB 1 GHz), I also noticed I installed the cooler incorrectly, leaving about 0.5 mm of the CPU not being pasted by the thermal paste. I looked for signs of overheating, but couldn't find it. So I am down to two options, either the MB has died (or at least the oscilators) or the CPU fried/died. Can someone give me more advice on what too look for or what to try?