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post #31 of 35
nice job

@n2gaming: the caps that came on the DFI's are garbage unless solid caps are used, i normally replace all vital caps on DFI's when i get them to rubycon MBZ or sealed sanyo's or panasonic if i can find them with a high enough voltage and uf rating.
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Its up and running, and I would hate to break it now that its fixed, but would replacing the other caps with better ones yield any noticeable benefits?
post #33 of 35
Do you notice a lot of voltage fluctuations?

That is usually a sign of bad caps
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Nope, all the other caps seem to be steady. I ran all kinds of tests and even some prime 95 and linx over night and the board stayed cool and stable. I also ran my 470 on it and -played some bfbc2 and it looked great. the other caps are all rubycon as well, and I hear those are good.

But on cheaper boards my question was, would changing the caps provide more stability?
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Nope, all the other caps seem to be steady. I ran all kinds of tests and even some prime 95 and linx over night and the board stayed cool and stable. I also ran my 470 on it and -played some bfbc2 and it looked great. the other caps are all rubycon as well, and I hear those are good.

But on cheaper boards my question was, would changing the caps provide more stability?
Really depends on what is happening on the board itself. If the rest of the components are cheap (mosfets, chokes, etc.) changing the caps to higher grade will do nothing but give higher grade caps that last longer. I would only do this on a case by case basis, and depends on how bad you want to get that piece of gear up and running. I fix stuff all the time in my freetime, and have to say that sometimes, it just isn't worth it, but people pay.
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