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8600GT Bad Capaciter? What can I do?

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I pulled this old 8600GT I had laying around I put into a budget build a few months ago I notice the capacitor looks like its starting to go when I went to move a hard drive and pulled it out. The capacitor is FZ7B, 1000, 6.3V Can I solder a new capacitor in? What can I do? Is it still safe to use It can still boot up but I don't know if i should continue to use it. Next to the capacitor it says CX6-CX1

Pictures a bit blurry but you can see it propping up here.

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mmm.... tried to bake it?
It seems hard to revive this card. but try it and see.
I know some people who own 7600GTs & 8600 GTs dead on them because of this capacitor problem.
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The cards still running and working I just notice a capacitor is going bad and if It's cause to worry and if it is should I find a new capacitor and solder it on
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post #4 of 5
See the cap value and replace it with a new one.
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I thought I could just see the cap value and replace it just wanted to reconfirm it. I have a dead 8800GT I can take some caps off of with the same value I think. If i do it and everything goes smoothly Ill post back here with an update for others to try it. These cards still run some pretty high end games aslong as you throw them on medium to low settings they're pretty nice for there age.


I found some caps with the same value on a USB Adapter 1000uf. 6.3v both in super condition because it has two.



Ill pull out my soldering gun later or whenever I'm free to do it and see what happens.
Edited by iSin - 7/20/11 at 4:33am
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