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So, if you look down at the pic I posted, you can clearly see why this computer was not displaying a screen. But what I am wondering is whether this happened just from using it so much or whether the power supply isn't giving clean power. The power supply is a Power Man 350W and the motherboard is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138269 manufactured in February, 2007. Thanks guys

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Where you trying to overclock? Looks like you tuned the voltage to high and blew the capacitors

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I would take a very obvious guess and suggest that the PSU is the culprit.

"Power Man 350W" doesn't sound very promising. A quick look online pretty much shows that its a heap of junk!
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I would take a very obvious guess and suggest that the PSU is the culprit.

"Power Man 350W" doesn't sound very promising. A quick look online pretty much shows that its a heap of junk!
Yes, I was thinking the same thing, believe me I wouldn't have bought this power supply (it is a client's computer)

I was leaning towards the power supply because what are the chances that all those capacitors would go out at the same time? It was overclocked from 2.2GHz to 2.3GHz so I doubt that could have been it...It's not that old of a motherboard although it was used daily and left on 24/7 most of the time
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Nah, all that cap damage must be the PSU.

Overclock is too small to cause any issues.
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Nah, all that cap damage must be the PSU.

Overclock is too small to cause any issues.
Yeah I agree, thanks for your input, you get a Rep+
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So, if you look down at the pic I posted, you can clearly see why this computer was not displaying a screen. But what I am wondering is whether this happened just from using it so much or whether the power supply isn't giving clean power. The power supply is a Power Man 350W and the motherboard is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138269 manufactured in February, 2007. Thanks guys
Are those KZG caps (Nippon ChemiCon NCC KZG 6.3V 3300uf Ultra Low ESR) on that Biostar 6100-M9 motherboard?

KZG electrolytics are famous for drying out and/or popping after about 3 years or so.

But even if they aren't KZG, it still looks like ordinary electrolytic cap failure that is very common for motherboards of that vintage. Make a note of all the info on those caps and then search badcaps net forum, and I'll bet you'll find that they're low-end caps for which failure after 3+ years is exceedingly common.
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