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Thread: Motherboard capacitors




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    Hi Everyone,

    I was installing my CPU into the motherboard, and accidently hitting the capacitors (didn't come off, but like a 1mm movement to the left) around the CPU bracket. Should I be worried that it might die or not last as long even though it boots up fine?

    Your help is very much appreciated.


    Cheers,

    Johnny.
    ==| PC specs |==
    1. Intel Pentium 4 3.0C ghz
    2. Gigabyte 5900XT
    3. Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro
    4. Kingmax PC3200 DDR RAM (2 x 256mb on dual channel)
    5. Western Digital 80gb 7200rpm HD (8mb cache)

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    Ya really shouldn't do things like that but they can be moved a little bit anyway as they stand on 2 short wire legs though I hope that ya didn't damage the casin', if ya didn't then things should be ok.

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    Also, do you have any idea how long capacitors last? Will it ever die?
    ==| PC specs |==
    1. Intel Pentium 4 3.0C ghz
    2. Gigabyte 5900XT
    3. Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro
    4. Kingmax PC3200 DDR RAM (2 x 256mb on dual channel)
    5. Western Digital 80gb 7200rpm HD (8mb cache)

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    They usually last longer than your use of the board will but faulty batches arn't unknown.

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    Capacitors rarely die, but you can replace if you have the skill/guts to solder them on if they do. BTW they normally go a bit dodgy ('poping up' instead of flat) on the top if they do clag themselves.

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