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might be the motherboard, mine did this until i replaced my old ECS board.
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So I have reassembled all from scratch and took some pictures of suspicious capacitors.
Picture1 Picture2 Picture3 Picture4 Picture5 Picture6 Picture7 Picture8 Picture9
Seems like they are not completely fine. What you think guys?
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So I have reassembled all from scratch and took some pictures of suspicious capacitors.
Picture1 Picture2 Picture3 Picture4 Picture5 Picture6 Picture7 Picture8 Picture9
Seems like they are not completely fine. What you think guys?
That's definitely a problem. Capacitors are sort of like batteries... except they store an incoming charge and dole it out smoothly, reducing surges, spikes and EMF. In a PC they are mostly used to help provide a stable clean voltage and then to meter it out evenly within tight +/- tolerances.

Yours are bad and are not functioning properly. They are likely to be occasionally sending power surges or drops that are "under" or "over" volting one off many systems down the line that can cause a shutdown. That explains your intermittant problem. Those caps in your pictures look like they're over heating from overvoltage and ouzing thier dielectric ... I've seen them pop like popcorn before. Time for a new MB my friend... best of luck...

Your pics kinda remind me of the movie "Aliens..." I keep waiting for something to pop out of that ouzing "cap" and swallow my head...
Edited by baj2k - 5/17/11 at 2:23pm
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Yep ,those capacitors need to be replaced if possible.
Or simply buy a new mobo (or combo).

So we have a MSI mobo with some nice Infineon MOSFETS and bulging caps.

This things were shorting/overloading ,making the PSU to turn off.

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My 2 cents.. Chances are it is the capacitors, but recheck your HD connections. Last 2 times my PC just kept turning off was due to HD not being connected propertly. It would just go boom and restart.
    
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Didn't want to hear that guys. Can't replace the capacitors, so I guess its not worthy to buy new MoBo for current CPU+RAM, but to go for something new instead?
Edit: all drives were reconnected few hours ago and I even tried to run it only with 1 drive (new one too)
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post #47 of 64
Yeah you've got a couple of bad caps there. If you can't replace them, I would think about getting a new board

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Your pics kinda remind me of the movie "Aliens..." I keep waiting for something to pop out of that ouzing "cap" and swallow my head...
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post #48 of 64
An old S478 mobo of mine failed recently and stopped booting. Checked inside, the majority of the capacitors around CPU VRM area looked exactly like this: blown. You need a new mobo.
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So should I just buy new AM2 mobo or should I invest more and buy AM3+ instead with new CPU and RAM?
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post #50 of 64
You will be happier with new tech. I'd go for new CPU/RAM/Mobo.
But in the meantime, you could also buy a cheap am2 motherboard to tide you over until then.
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