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Possible new Cruncher, possible Damage: Suggestions!

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#1
I just got out my old Biostar Board, to picture it, because i wanted to build a cruncher out of it for ages:

at first everything looked promising.
i documented the used Ram:

and pictured my processor-dummy, a naked athlon x2 4400+, from which i broke of an edge, years ago:


then i shrugged, as i saw THIS:


it looks like a leaking cap!!!
this is one of the same caps, it looks quite different:

RMA time? or isnt RMA possible with this kind of damage?
i need your suggestions people, if everything fails i have to transplant my first cap,i believe:ohwell:
the board ran till the end, but it bluescreened once a day, with the phenom 955.

thanks for any help!
 

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#2
I just got out my old Biostar Board, to picture it, because i wanted to build a cruncher out of it for ages:
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5295/p1020443.jpg
at first everything looked promising.
i documented the used Ram:
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/9755/p1020454c.jpg
and pictured my processor-dummy, a naked athlon x2 4400+, from which i broke of an edge, years ago:
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/6861/p1020450x.jpg
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/371/p1020446fc.jpg
then i shrugged, as i saw THIS:
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/907/p1020456en.jpg
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/1516/p1020458g.jpg
it looks like a leaking cap!!!
this is one of the same caps, it looks quite different:
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/7046/p1020460g.jpg
RMA time? or isnt RMA possible with this kind of damage?
i need your suggestions people, if everything fails i have to transplant my first cap,i believe:ohwell:
the board ran till the end, but it bluescreened once a day, with the phenom 955.

thanks for any help!

Its not real hard to transplant caps... although I do have lots of spare rubycons from and old HP Pavillion board that died.. (CPU died)...but I would think sending them your way would cost more than if you got them from someone in Europe.
 
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#3
Its not real hard to transplant caps... although I do have lots of spare rubycons from and old HP Pavillion board that died.. (CPU died)...but I would think sending them your way would cost more than if you got them from someone in Europe.
thanks for your offering, but i have a dead socket A board, and a few dead VGA´s for spare caps!:)
i just need a small guide, how to do that!
(it is un RMA-able, am i right?)
 
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Audio Device(s) Realtek Onboard Sound, on all of them
Power Supply Corsair TX850/ OCZ Modxstream-Pro 600W/ MS-Tech 750w
Software XP 32bit Professional+ Win7 64Bit Ultimate
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#4
bump, i still need more suggestions!:D