June 22nd, 2012, 02:00 PM #1
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Capacitor on Motherboard blew. Next steps?
I bought a $130 motherboard back in January 2010, and just recently one of the capacitors blew on it and now I cannot play games. Was debating whether or not I should spend the money on some caps and solder a new one on or just simply buy a new Mobo since my current one's so outdated.
Here's the model of it: TA790GX A3+ :: Motherboard :: BIOSTAR
Think the mobo couldn't handle the voltage the GPU required so one of the caps blew? I don't want to solder a new cap in just for this to happen again.
Also if you were to suggest a new mobo which one would it be?
Here are the rest of my specs:
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 3584MB RAM
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 800W
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
June 22nd, 2012, 05:39 PM #2
That board has a 3 year warranty through Biostar. Why not just RMA it & get it replaced for free (or the cost of shipping).What computer do you have? And please don't say a white one. - Sheldon Cooper
June 22nd, 2012, 10:31 PM #3
July 27th, 2012, 09:53 PM #4
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Or you could sale it to me cheap and I would replace the cap and use it
August 25th, 2012, 10:56 AM #5
Cheaper still is to replace them yourself. It's not all that hard. I've done it and I'll all thumbs!Obama doesn't need an "enemies list"... He sees half the country as his enemy.
August 25th, 2012, 03:32 PM #6
Why does everyone think repairing a mobo (and voiding the remaining warranty) is a better idea than getting a warranty replacement? Just sayin'.
Nothing to lose once it's out of warranty & attempting a repair makes sense at that point.What computer do you have? And please don't say a white one. - Sheldon Cooper
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