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Horrible pictures of dead caps

Discussion in 'Modding' started by trodas, May 8, 2007.

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    EC MEISTER - heheh, well, there is probably no better place for this thread, so... And bad caps happen for everyone who use HW longer time, like 2 years ;) :p

    Of course old HW is full of bad caps always, just look:

    MSI board 6163 with Chhsi caps, user mech13, SvetHardware.cz forum.

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    X-Fi Fatal1ty soundcard, 220uF 16V Jamicon crap cap, user Raggingbone from Creative forum.

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    PS. bad caps, Jamicons, are on X-Fi used for voltage filering (even they are not low-ESR at all) as well, as for audio signal decoupling (even they are not audio grade caps at all and hence they damage the sound of the card notably (!) ...). Thanks, Creative!
     
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    Gigabyte GA-7VKML mobo, GSC caps, user lamcdonald, OCAU forum.

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    Abit KT7-RAID, JPCON caps, PCStats forum.

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    Actually, now there is a good design that prove my point about the elyte caps being superior for voltage filtering FROM PSU and from slower regulators - Intel mobo D955XCS and Intel mobo D975XBX "Bad Axe":

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    See? :p

    Polymers on Vcore input filtering = BAD move. Recap ASAP.
     
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    And I thought that on my eVGA 680i the tall ass cap next to the 8-pin EPS was annoying enough... That board would drive me nuts.

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    karl_eller - ROFL! :D But hey, that board will be rock stable and very overclockable. I would recap the 1200uF 16V input caps for 2200uF Samxon GD x10 ones, or at least 1500uF Samxon GC... :D And the output polymers from 560 to 1000uF and then overclock hapilly ;) :D


    JetWay N2PAP Ultra with Evercon caps
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    (Evercon = GSC = Sacon = Apsun)
     
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    Soltek SL-85ERV2 and GSC caps

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    User norcio from OCW forum.
     
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    I.Q. cap on Asus TXP4-X (Socket 7 - Pentium 1) mainboard

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    roflmao what a mess!, polymer caps dead = regulator or something else has died so caps are getting say 12V instead of < 6.3V that they are rated for.
     
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    How the gay did he do that?
    Did he connect his card directly to a 22kV line or something? That thing is messed up.
     
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    It was a volt mod for vCore that went horribly wrong. Chances are he's also fried the mofsets and probably the other caps for the CPU power circuitry too, since he said in his post that the 'fets and everything else in that general area was really hot.

    Eller
     
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    Yeah, I just read it and had a look at the other pictures.

    I thought the connector was grilled/burnt but i looked at the other pictures and it's just a bad reflection.

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    Guys, guys, I think you all missing the problem. The problem is fake polymer "Elite" caps used on Asus P5K mobo(s) ;) They simply can't withstand the stress and using a Vcore mod stressed them even more, so... they exploded. Normal thing with bad caps, no buig deal... :lol: ;)

    There are only handfull GOOD polymers in the market. Nothing except Nichicon, Samxon, Sanyo, NCC a Fujitsu polymers are GOOD polymers and the bad ones go this way - as you can all see.

    There is nothing wrong with his mod. There is everything wrong with the caps.
     
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    I dunno, the fact that the caps blew pretty much as soon as he turned his rig on makes me think there was something faulty with his vCore mod, which then caused the caps to blow.

    Eller
     
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    Mah, the Vcore mod turned out to be perfectly fine. Just "Elite" polymer cap's are nowhere near being "Elite" ones at all. Everyone in the caps bussines know that only Fujitsu, NCC, Samxon and Sanyo that make good / respectable polymer caps.
    The rest is - plainly and simple - junk. Regardless how many "Elite" stamps they put on it. I would never use these caps.

    At least if I did not plan end up like there these PSU caps:


    Skyhawk PSU 230W, CapXon caps, user Trippax, SvetHardware.cz forum

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    Fake Nichicon caps onIntel D865GLC mobo:

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    My friend Peter bring the mobo to me for recap.
     
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