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Kill my mobo? What I'm really looking for is how to troubleshoot and figure out if it's the mobo. I thought I had fried my video card, but now I'm not sure what's going on. So, I'll lay out the symptoms for some second opinions on how to proceed.

At first I didn't notice that this was still going on even with the GT430 in the system until I tried to run PCmark.

So, I still have the skipping/jerkyness. Programs are slow to open and respond, and I can see on afterburner that the GPU usage % keeps dropping, the drops seem random but plentiful. The biggest hit I notice is that web browsing is almost impossible when it starts up.

Also, when I put my 470 in, I can't connect to the internet without resetting my modem & router. Even with the GT430, my b/w is low, and my connection is weaker.

When I put my 470 in the day before yesterday to try to test some more, I noticed a cap bent over funny on the mobo. I pushed it a little to see if it was loose and it sort of 'popped' up right, as though it had been bent and snapped back into place. I couldn't get connected to the internet, so I just took the card back out without testing anything else.

Thanks for any help!
~jd
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sounds funny, did you maybe perhaps bump into the RAM while moddin your GTX 570? or maybe you shocked some parts with static electricity, i dont think the GPU has an effect on the internet connection, maybe the Mobo, but sounds like the typical RAM problem =P are your RAM modules in all the way? try testing other sticks of RAM or 1 at a time =]

also, where was the cap on the motherboard? grab a picture of ur board and circle the cap u pushed on
    
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It might have been a burst capacitor then.
They can be replaced I believe.
    
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I'll run memtest here in awhile. Here's a shot of the specific capacitor that was moved. Thanks all, I appreciate it.

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