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Wow that's the first solid-state cap that I've seen pop.
 

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I just opened up my Antec Basiq and found ALL TEAPO and CapXon caps... been running like a champ for over a year and 6 months and all caps checked out when tested on output tho.
No signs of leaking caps n such... but I was just very surprised since Teapo used to be very bad... hmmmm.
 

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no... it cant. i've done many Vmods to many things, and its completely baffling as to how you think it makes things faster.

By that logic, altering the voltage to my CPU through the bios settings would make it faster, or increasing my ram voltages... it doesnt happen. you might be able to overclock a little better due to the stable voltages, but its not going to make anything faster by simply swapping a capacitor.
Ooooh if my old rig was still up I could give you #s and SS's...

I got a 400-420pt increase in CPU score in 3D06 by replacing my PSU (Antec Basiq to an Antec EarthWatts)... the Basiq was supplying the correct voltage but the ripple was nearly double that of the EarthWatts... and ripple is essentially what having a higher uF reduces. ;-)
Also- Is Metacon an OK brand?
 
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Ooooh if my old rig was still up I could give you #s and SS's...

I got a 400-420pt increase in CPU score in 3D06 by replacing my PSU (Antec Basiq to an Antec EarthWatts)... the Basiq was supplying the correct voltage but the ripple was nearly double that of the EarthWatts... and ripple is essentially what having a higher uF reduces. ;-)
Also- Is Metacon an OK brand?
Use a decent psu to start with and you are never affected by the point loss... :p


I have had a P3 mobo with bulging caps.. I found identical caps at Radioshack and managed to replace them.. I think that mobo is actually still working today. I gave it away to someone. Think I had a GPU with the same problem..... but it died :(

Atleast a lot of trouble caps can be replaced by someone that knows how to use a soldering iron. WRU new bulging cap fiasco, I need some free computer parts :roll:
 

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Use a decent psu to start with and you are never affected by the point loss... :p


I have had a P3 mobo with bulging caps.. I found identical caps at Radioshack and managed to replace them.. I think that mobo is actually still working today. I gave it away to someone.

Atleast a lot of trouble caps can be replaced by someone that knows how to use a soldering iron. WRU new bulging cap fiasco, I need some free computer parts :roll:
I learned my lesson dippy.
My PSU in the specs proves it. ;-)
 

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Thank goodness the PSU market (at least in Sweden) is cleaner now. You don't find those crappy crapcrap psu's anymore, and the cheap ones are getting better.
 

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Thank goodness the PSU market (at least in Sweden) is cleaner now. You don't find those crappy crapcrap psu's anymore, and the cheap ones are getting better.
not here. i see so many people at lans running shit generic PSU's with 20A rails and SLI or crossfire... even a few trying i7.

"stupid vista crashing all the time, god" etc etc.
 
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Use a decent psu to start with and you are never affected by the point loss... :p


I have had a P3 mobo with bulging caps.. I found identical caps at Radioshack and managed to replace them.. I think that mobo is actually still working today. I gave it away to someone. Think I had a GPU with the same problem..... but it died :(

At least a lot of trouble caps can be replaced by someone that knows how to use a soldering iron. WRU new bulging cap fiasco, I need some free computer parts :roll:
true the only thing is that we now have cheap multilayered boards that are an absolute nightmare to take stuff out of ,one false move and it's gameover man just game over:cry::shadedshu
 

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Wow that's the first solid-state cap that I've seen pop.
my first 7900GS had a solid cap bulged after pushing alot of voltage into the GPU and under high stress(3mark all the way for 01 to 06 and furmark also others):laugh:
 
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never heard of that brand before... i should have taken some pics of my old Antec PSU that had blown caps on the 5v line
that's strange. here in Europe is the best economic power supply brand. no one ever had problems with those PSUs; mine exploded because I was running a quad core overclocked CPU with an 3870 crossfire configuration and lots of other components attached on an 650W PSU :laugh: I knew it that sooner or later it would have left me and I was planing to buy a new PSU soon. my bad anyway, the brand is the top for low/medium level configurations.

http://www.lc-power.com/
 
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Wow that's the first solid-state cap that I've seen pop.
If I'm not mistaken, that's not a solid cap. They're just standard electrolytic in a can body.

One way to differentiate is the K or X cut out safety on the top to vent the heat out. Solid polymers do not have a K or X stamped on top of them.

(2) For non-solid capacitors gas as well as heat will rapidly generate in a capacitor causing an abnormal internal pressure. This pressure will cause the safety vent, if any, to rupture or damage the rubber seal causing electrolyte leakage. In extreme cases a capacitor may explode or catch on fire.
http://www.chemi-con.com/guide/pg3_ms.php
 
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I hope my PSU doesn't get any ideas...*Stares at blue smoke and cries until Ona realizes the cat got caught in the fan-blade.
 
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Damn, my generic psu just died, and i didnt make pics...
 
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its never happend to any of my rigs and ive had them a while, which makes me feel its gonna happen any time now :(
 
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yes i'm sounding like a noob but what makes these Caps go pop like that? are they bad or what?
 
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you can have 10000000000 reasons just for a single cap or none at all. In my experience just plain randomness is the reason.
so does oc increase your chance then? or could they be just as likely to pop even on stock?