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Is my mobo going to make it? :(

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Hi,

I was installing EK-FB kit for Gigabyte EX-58.
I tightened the screw for mofset waterblock when suddenly... BAM!!!

http://i46.tinypic.com/156q2cz.jpg

one of the tiny chip/IC fell off. OMG***BBQ!!!!!!!!!

http://i46.tinypic.com/308lkdv.jpg

Well I know there is no way to find out unless I power up the rig.

Is this significant chip? On the other side of mobo it says:
CPU TEMP
L1 CT_LED1
L2 CT_LED2
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I can't tell what it is from here, but it looks like a chip capacitor (rectangular solid chunk with contacts on each end, surface soldered to the board).

It it wasn't dislodged by an assault, but really just fell off, this is an RMA issue.

The board MIGHT run without it, but the cap does serve a purpose. What can't be said from here, but it could operate and yet the component the cap is designed to stabilize might not operate quite correctly.

Generally caps stabilize power sources, either by reducing ripple or preventing oscillations, even helping isolate the noise generated by a component from leaking back into the other components (among many other possible uses).
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Rma?
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There is a chance it might do nothing, but there is also a chance it can seriously damage your hardware.

To me it sounds like the thing that drives the lights that change with the CPU/L1/L2 temp? Not sure.

If you care about your Hardware, I'd RMA to be on the safe side.
    
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