Did I kill my P5B-Deluxe?

Cypher-

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I'm 99% sure the motherboard is gone, but I just want to make sure before I order a new one.

I was trying to OC my Q6600 to 3.6GHz (400x9) and I think this board had other ideas. I set the FSB to 400 and started raising the vcore untill I got it stable. I got to 1.46 and decided to check the temps in the bois. When I went to the hardware monitor the system locked up and shortly after it smelt like something had melted. I turned the system off and unplugged it for a bit to let everything cool. The processer and videocard are water cooled so it shouldnt have gotten to hot. When I tried rebooting everything powers on but the screen just stays black. I popped the processer in this box and it still runs like a champ so thats not the problem. I tried booting the other computer with out the processor and memory and it wont even give me any post codes, hence why I think its the motherboard.

Assuming you all agree that the motherboard is gone, would the GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R be a good replacement?

Thanks for any input.
 

JCNiest5

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I wouldn't recommend going with P35. Go with X38 unless you really can't afford it. P35 technology is almost (if not already) outdated. Go with X38.
 

s0ccermike4

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Have you tried looking at the motherboard's PCB to see any physical damage? Perhaps it can be fixed if you can isolate the damaged item.
 

Arcygenical

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I would say so... These are fairly robust boards, so I don believe it was defective.
 
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