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To: GreenLanternCorps
I build my own computers. This is one reason why.

No protection for you. These capacitors were used throughout the industry. I built a computer in 2003 which used capacitors from this supplier. Most of those I know who used the same board have had failures. Someone else is using my old computer now and haven't had any failures. I was one of the lucky ones. Electronic items other than computers have failed because of these capacitors.

7 posted on 07/02/2010 1:35:04 PM PDT by FreePaul
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To: FreePaul
These capacitors were used throughout the industry.

Which may explain why pro-sumer class motherboards advertise the solid-state capacitors. Almost takes up as much marketing room as their relative "greenness"

13 posted on 07/02/2010 1:42:22 PM PDT by The Theophilus
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To: FreePaul

The motherboard i bought for my 2005 build had the words “Japanese Built Capacitors” all over the box.
I was also a multi-award winning board.
180 bucks at the time.

It was a great board, It was a A-Bit “Fatality” gaming board. i asked my IT buddy last week that i sold it to how it was running.
Says it’s the best PC hes ever had..and it’s a P4.
I sold it cause i like to play war games and it became obsolete.

I would NEVER buy a store bought computer and wouldn’t let my close friends or family buy one either.


20 posted on 07/02/2010 2:07:35 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: FreePaul

Actually even with the Jap Caps there was one cap on the board that would make a slight whinning sound when overclocked.

i wonder if my buddy ever noticed it.


21 posted on 07/02/2010 2:13:01 PM PDT by mowowie
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