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Accidentally broke a capacitor on graphics board...

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September 13, 2011 10:58:52 AM

Hi to all......!!! :) 

I just accidentally broke a capacitor off the graphics board of my Nvidia Geforce2 (I know this card is too old) while I was dusting off the inside of the cpu case :whistle:  ........I immediately turned the damn thing on and guess what......it actually worked!!! :bounce:  ......but here is my question....since the capacitor broke off, I've been starting to notice that the gpu is really running HOT!!! :sol:  ......and when I try to OC it, it usually crashes unlike before :non:  ....what do you think I should do?


Please help me!
a b Î Nvidia
September 13, 2011 12:47:39 PM

Fix the card ( put a new capacitator on it ) or buy a new card ?
September 13, 2011 1:18:39 PM

IDK, try to solder the capacitor back if you can? Just make sure you keep the polarity right, electrolytic capacitors blow up if you reverse the polarity :D 
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September 14, 2011 1:11:10 PM

Wait.....does that mean I have 50% chance of successfully soldering it back to normal and 50% chance of blowing this damn thing up.........I'll better stay with it then......I think I could use water cooling for this......BTW, I think the capacitor I broke regulates the gpu voltage....does that mean I'm getting more voltage than usual (since it runs hotter)?.....


and I almost forgot..thanks for your replies!!!

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September 14, 2011 5:18:24 PM
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ivanmel97 said:
Wait.....does that mean I have 50% chance of successfully soldering it back to normal and 50% chance of blowing this damn thing up.........I'll better stay with it then......I think I could use water cooling for this......BTW, I think the capacitor I broke regulates the gpu voltage....does that mean I'm getting more voltage than usual (since it runs hotter)?.....


and I almost forgot..thanks for your replies!!!


It's not RANDOM. The capacitor has a polarity (+/-) and you just have to check which way you attach it (it's marked both on the board and the capacitor).
September 15, 2011 1:04:44 PM

Best answer selected by ivanmel97.
a c 168 Î Nvidia
September 15, 2011 6:37:36 PM

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