From: "PCS Electronics"
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Subject: Re: Crisis in Japan: defective electro caps round the world
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Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 17:19:53 +0100
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I'm not entirely convinced that they're "bad".
The bubbled up ones are close to the processor
and that's where lots of heat is generated. It might
be that they're under pressure for the temperature.
Anyway, this motherboard is slowly aging and a burned-up
cpu/MB might give me a reason to upgrade.
I'm hoping it would hold up for a year until Hammer
CPU's become available (64 bit athlons).
Marko - PCS Electronics
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"John Kimball" wrote in message news:email@example.com...
> on Sat, 7 Dec 2002 14:44:02 +0100 "PCS Electronics"
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> >I can personally confirm this, there are a couple of caps in my
> >Abit motherboard that look bubbled-up on top. But the MB is
> >still working.
> >I know I'll have to replace them eventually, but am putting it
> >away temporarily. I hope they don't leak before I do it :-)
> If I were you, I'd not put off the repair. If the caps in the buck
> regulator for the CPU core voltage go, it might take the CPU with it.
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