Just put a copy of xp on an old sony for a guy. Every thing went well. Turned off the computer and restarted it and the screen was blank. All I got was a no signal message. Turned it off and noticed a bad smell and opened it up and both 512 sticks of ram were to hot to touch and are now shot. Question is what happened. I would guess the mother board. Everything was as its been. The only change that was made was a optical drive. Dont really want to keep cooking memory so I thought I should ask if there is anything else I can do besides tell him to get a new computer. Its an old sony about 9 years old.