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Old July 23, 2011, 03:47 PM
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Hey everyone! Recently, a nasty burning smell came from my 5-year old PSU. Long story short, looks like the capacitors were burnt out. I was about to just replace the PSU but my father pointed out that a connector to the motherboard was also burnt. He said it was soldered on and I'd need to replace the whole motherboard now.

Before I go out to buy a motherboard too, does anyone know what this white part pictured below is called and can it be replaced?



If not, the chip I use is a Pentium D 805 . . any LGA775 board should be compatible right? So something like this should be ok?: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-G31M-ES2L (rev. 2.3)

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Old July 23, 2011, 05:23 PM
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caps can be replace
even those pins can be replaced

that board is compatible
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Old July 23, 2011, 05:41 PM
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with that amount of damage to the board,it will probably trickle down to the rest of the attached components.

any mobo in the 775 form you see for sale today will take your chip,g31/41 etc. maybe not your ddr2.
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I'd suggest getting a new board, and yes your CPU will work in any 775 board.
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Old July 23, 2011, 08:23 PM
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12v EPS for cpu,

where you live murphy? and what spec's for MB
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If your psu is toast and did that to your boaed replace both. S775 boards can be found on the cheap these days. Get a psu that will be futureproofed for the next 5 years at least.
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Old July 24, 2011, 12:33 PM
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Thanks for the advice, everyone!

Crunch, the motherboard is an Asus P5LD2-VM. I live in the GVRD, so I was going to head to NCIX but my father said he wanted to still try and fix it. So he spent all yesterday soldering all these different wires onto the motherboard, it looks even worse now and still didn't work! Now most of the NCIXes are closed on Sundays so I'll have to wait till tomorrow.

He said I only needed to replace the motherboard, but I don't really trust that cheap no-name PSU anymore, here's another picture of what it did:



(I'm working on my old laptop right now and that picture took an hour to load up and resize. Ahh!)
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save your data and scrap the lot.

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The PSU is the problem. If the MB still works, then I'd add a connector back on and continue on, but with a different PSU. I'm pretty sure I have the connector if you need it.
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Old July 24, 2011, 11:08 PM
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Thanks for the input again. I'm trying to avoid buying a new computer for another two years, and since the processor and everything else is fine, I think it'll only set me back $80 or so to fix it.

And thanks for the offer, Perineum, but my father has pretty much destroyed the board with all that soldering and hammering so I think it's best just to get a new one.
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