How could I have fried the ram sticks and and everything else be working on my motherboard and spinning like normal
At this point you don't know that "everything else is working". Spinning fans only mean that power is getting to them.
Giving us some specs on your computer would help, like the make and model of your motherboard.
It would also help us to recommend a cheap RAM stick for you to try and give us some idea of the meaning of the orange light.