I am having this issue with my mobo and the capacitor is blown. 1 is obvious and 3 more that are bulging. i checked the prices and they go $10 and up per each! that's because no one manufactures them no more and they are hard to get I guess. that would be $40 to get them and that's not to mention the equipment I'd have to buy to sodder them in/old out.
So i was thinking of upgrading my Mobo. I purchased a really good video card and PSU and won't see the card's full potential unless I upgrade my mobo/speed. I am a gamer. mainly play WoW
Would I have to upgrade my Ram as well or will PC3200 fit?
Will my AGP card fit or 64 is for PCI slots only?
Will my PSU support the 64/cpu setup- it is 400W?
How much would this all cost?
should i just buy Athlon XP mobo instead?
What do you guys think?
ASUSTek Computer INC Mobo (A7N8X Deluxe)
AMD Athlon XP: Thoroughbred, Socket A 2700+
2 gig of RAM (Corsair) and 1 Corsair XML but they don't work together (voltage differences)
GeForce 7600GS 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card
PLANET WL-8310 Wireless Card
200G Seagate (Master)
500GB Wester Digitital SATA
LG DVD Writer
CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W
WinFast TV2000 XP Expert WDM TVTuner
4 Fans - 3 regular, 1 92mm
I've done business with 3b tech, a usa vender listed on pricewatch. They have some socket a boards, but they may be a different chipset. If you don't find a cost effective solution that's convenient for you, I would start over and sell your pc 3200 memory and go with a ddr2 or ddr3 setup. Ddr3 has gone past ddr2 in price but will serve you better in the long run. And it's getting harder to find a new ddr board for amd; most are used and refurbished. All the manufacturer's ran out of them awhile back.