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Old 8th April 2011, 05:00 AM   #1
jfitz57 is offline jfitz57  United States
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Default Motherboard capacitors

So I did a search first. Is it safe to go to PC Based now? Is the "bad capacitor" thing fixed for good?

Jim
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Old 8th April 2011, 06:23 AM   #2
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All electrolytics will eventually go bad. But other than the "capacitor plague" of 2004-2005, any PC you buy now will be obsolete long before the capacitors go bad.
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Old 8th April 2011, 07:40 AM   #3
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The cheaper motherboards (those brands that are half the price of most others) still can leak after a few years. Repaired an AM2 board just recently.

If in doubt, go full solid capacitors.
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Old 8th April 2011, 07:50 AM   #4
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The cheaper motherboards (those brands that are half the price of most others) still can leak after a few years. Repaired an AM2 board just recently.

If in doubt, go full solid capacitors.
I've seen those fail explosively too.

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