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Blown cap?

Does this cap look blown, or am I just overly hopeful I have found the problem. There does seem to be a noticable bump, but it dosn't appear to be fully blown open.

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/6982/imgp1980b.jpg


http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4087/imgp1982d.jpg


It's just right of the nb in the pic below, and you can see others on the board in this pic too.
http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/1957/imgp1987.jpg
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  1. if you click on them you can see the full size pics.
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    The 2nd pic in particular definitely looks like a blown cap.Judging by the top bulge.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
  3. Thank you! I've never come across one before and I just wanted to see if anyone could verify this too. It definitely feels rounded at the top compared to a few others too.

    The computer this works to seems to operate other then if you put in a PCI-e gfx card, there will be a lot of artifacts on the screen and sometimes it crashes. Does this seem a feasible culprit.
  4. Best answer selected by jrhii.
  5. jrhii said:
    Thank you! I've never come across one before and I just wanted to see if anyone could verify this too. It definitely feels rounded at the top compared to a few others too.

    The computer this works to seems to operate other then if you put in a PCI-e gfx card, there will be a lot of artifacts on the screen and sometimes it crashes. Does this seem a feasible culprit.

    Definitely if you read the symptoms section in the link i posted your gpu problem is referred to.
    Unfortunately the whole system will suffer instability over time.
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