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Hello, i bought a used Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 rev 1.0 and upon close inspection i found that the capacitors and the pcb area below the audio outputs have brown marks on them, as if they were burnt or something was spilled over them.

https://imgur.com/S0DXZFe

I don't have much experience with electrolytic capacitors and i'm not sure if they are actually fried or not, maybe you guys can enlighten me. They feel ok to the touch and do not have any bulges, the tops are still flat.

I didn't have time to test the board yet, the previous owner said it ran fine and i;m planning to run an overclocked xeon e5-1650 on it, do you guys think there is something wrong with the board or is it just the fact that the board is very old?
 

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It looks like that board may have gotten wet at some point, as the discoloration is also on the solder pads around the screw hole in that picture.
 

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Can this cause any problems?
I will run an overclocked 6 core xeon on it and i;m guessing the extra stress will highlight any weak points.
 
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