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YOU MIGHT HAVE A BAD MOTHERBOARD!

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February 7, 2003 12:30:18 PM

<font color=blue>I posted this in the motherboard section already, but I'm repeating it here because a lot of people only look in this section...</font color=blue>

According to IEEE Spectrum Online there are a bunch of motherboards going bad thanks to faulty capacitors that burst and leak their electrolyte solution.

ABIT officially recognizes the problem, as does IBM. However those are far from the only companies affected. According to IEEE Spectrum Online others affected are: Micro-Star International, ASUSTek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, <b>and others</b>. However this bunch is all so far denying any actual problems.

Read more about it at <A HREF="http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/WEBONLY/resource/feb03/nca..." target="_new">IEEE Spectrum Online</A>.


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February 7, 2003 3:29:20 PM

i heard about this a while ago.

my computer is so fast, it completes an endless loop in less than 4 seconds!
February 7, 2003 5:06:15 PM

Thanx for the info!
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February 8, 2003 12:24:06 AM

Yes, that was me. Well, <A HREF="http://www.e-insite.net/index.asp?layout=article&articl..." target="_new">Here's a link to the original article</A> that happened several months after I blew the lid off this last spring at another site. Carry was one of the guys I refered this author to. The author and I talked over the phone and I promised to send him some samples, but didn't, as I was too POOR to pay overnight postage. He was a little miffed and barely made mention of me in the article. Then again, maybe it's better if I stay under the radar :smile:

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February 8, 2003 12:49:58 AM

hey, maybe that's why i just had to rma my gigabyte 667 pro!!!! it would continuosly restart. thought it was an xp problem for a long time, until it crashed......period. no reboot, nada; so i used my bud's 2.0 chip, with the same result-----nothing.( yes, we swapped out all other components as well: psu, hd, mem.---all with the same result!) finally took it back to the shop, where they tested and confirmed it was indeed the mobo! just got back replacement yesterday......and already , system has rebooted itself a couple of times. talked to the shop, and was told that he was informed by his supplier that this is not the first he's had to replace. great!!!!

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February 8, 2003 1:28:54 AM

Yeah mine is bad as hell!
February 8, 2003 4:30:30 AM

They should have used the flux capacitors...
February 8, 2003 5:48:04 AM

Yep, I do believe it was you who trouble shooted the problems with my repeatedly crashing Epox EP-7kxa...

20 bad caps...

But the power in my buds house wasnt the greatest at the time when it finally died...

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February 9, 2003 3:24:56 AM

Are PS/2 and USB ports vulnerable?

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February 9, 2003 8:36:22 AM

yeah, i can imagine bad power also hastening the death of the caps... though it would definately be a mostly cap problem.


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