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FlyingFish August 7, 2011 12:55 AM

what would cause blown caps on a graphics card?
 
I picked up a pile of parts from a friend, and one of them is a 7600GT with blown caps. I'll probably fix it if only for the practice, but I'm curious, what would cause the caps to blow on a graphics card? Power problems?

Lpfan4ever August 7, 2011 01:11 AM

Age most likely.

BrainEater August 7, 2011 07:08 AM

Actually it's probably NOT age.

The 7600 is the right age to have counterfeit caps in it :

Capacitor plague - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

:thumb:

_dangtx_ August 7, 2011 09:45 AM

that and or dude maxed it out mhz wise 24/7.

do make a page with the project,be cool to see ya in action.

love it when old hw is resurrected hehe

MARSTG August 7, 2011 10:02 AM

could also be that PSU failed. I have seen that when an Antec SP450 died took with it the whole system and blown the caps on a 7300GT, that silent model from Asus. the whole config was like 5 years old.

Lpfan4ever August 7, 2011 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrainEater (Post 539051)
Actually it's probably NOT age.

The 7600 is the right age to have counterfeit caps in it :

Capacitor plague - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

:thumb:

The more you know. I thought that happened due to age, had never heard of that.

Perineum August 7, 2011 02:05 PM

It was a huge thing back in the day, with motherboards dying, etc.

Let me know what value capacitors you need FlyingFish and I may be able to supply them..... :thumb:


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