Thats why I only OC to levels where my PCI bus is a spec, I just cant afford the down time of sending things in for RMA. It really limits the numbers I can aim for though, either really low or really high.
Three different items fried at the same time? No way that was caused by your 42 MHz PCI bus. If that kills anything, it would happen over a long period of time at different rates. Plus, you'd see some instabilities and errors first. It had to be a power spike killing stuff that's directly connected to the supply. The regulators on the mobo protected it, the CPU, the PCI and AGP cards, and SDRAM. And your hard and floppy drives probably could handle the spike, while the CD-R/CD-RW and LS-120 drives couldn't. That's my guess.
[This message has been edited by Dave_B (edited 05-23-2000).]