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I've been there. Link to pictures what happened to us.
The story is that we had a handful of boards with this issue. The first clue was a machine that ate a power supply. We popped in another with 100 more Watts. It ate that one. We moved to the over 600 Watt PSU and it worked for another month but towards the end the user told us (after it blew up) that it was heating their work area.
The bad caps exploded in the case which made troubleshooting so simple. This issue continues to this day along with machines that get fitted with too small supplies.
Thanks but in not sure that that is it.
ive been using this set up for over 3 years now with no problem, it has only been the last two times ive turned my computer off that it has happened!
Why are you unsure?
I supplied the link with pictures and that should have helped you verify if your board has the issue or not. Unless you didn't look (you didn't tell.)
You also didn't tell what size power supply you replaced it with. As the machines age the same capacitors even if not failing do degrade and the power supply works harder so when we have a failed supply we add about 100 Watts to the rating for the new unit.
'cause i cant find any bad caps, and if i did have any why would it fail when i turn it off? surely it would fail wen i am using the most power, such as when im playing a game?
(NT) was a 350w replaced wiv a 150w
Hey, Phil, I don't usually get into these discussions
about power supplies, but my ONE question IS:
Why the hell would you replace a PSU of higher capacity with once that is sure to fail?
Makes no sense to me.
lol yeah it seams stupid
but it was the only 1 i had "lying arround" so to see if it was the powersupply or summin else, i subsituted it. it ran fine as well until i turned it off!
(NT) I think you've nailed this one.
"surely it would fail wen i am using the most power, such as
I wish that such was always true. But rarely seems to be so.
so new motherboard and new powersupply?
so i assume that i need a new motherboard and powersupply rite?
My current setup:
AMD Athlon xp 2000+
768MB of DDR RAM
Geforce 5200 12mb GFX
it does everything i ask, so talking cost efective would it be best to get a new processor as well?
any ideas on a motherboard to replace my current 1 or motherboard + processor. Would need to be avalible in uk.
Here in the US, supply is still plentiful.
I have no favorites but if a new board is needed (how did you reach that verdict?) then there are many out there.
hmm not many in the uk
well if it is bad caps, then i cant afford to buy annother powersupply and have it die on me!
We installed a 680 Watt PSU and rather than lose the power supply it blew the bad caps off the board.
I took a quick read of your posts and haven't seen where you write you did the visual inspections. Maybe you can post pictures on photo bucket or somewhere if you are not quite sure.
Newegg.com ships to England and there are many brits that post here with no issues in finding socket A boards.
Having a look i could not find any capacitors with the deformaties described on the link you posted. they all look in tip top condition. and im pritty used to what a cap looks like as that part of my job involves dealing wiv them.
Then the substandard supply is likely it.
I did read where you fitted a far smaller power supply. That rarely works well.
new powersupply came to day, i nice shiney antec. plugged it in and nothin!
i retested both of the old power supplies in the other computer which i used before(neither worked) but now they do, altho the fan on one is increadably noisey!
Since old supplies now work that's a sign.
Usually of a poorly built machine. Items such as extra mounting posts under the motherboard, loose screws, metal objects, boards that are popping out.
Time to consider a redo.