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SubjectHappy New Year new Reply to this message
Posted bybluejaywpg
Posted on01/02/08 10:14 PM



OK I'm only posting because no one in '08 has posted here yet. Happy New Year, happy crunching, & may the force of Quads, Duos, or X2s (or whatever newer versions may follow) be with you! :)

Jay
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SubjectRe: Happy New Year new Reply to this message
Posted byUncleVom
Posted on01/04/08 11:06 PM



A happier New Year to all.

So far this year, one crunching computer (Athlon 1200) left home and my Abit KT7 (Athlon 900) motherboard finally did what all the others did and popped its capacitors and so it is retired.

My Abit KT7a (Athlon 1600+) remains happy since I replaced all the caps years ago, but I didn't feel it was worth the effort this time around.

It's not difficult or expensive just a hassle, last year I ended up replacing the power regulator caps on my ASUS A8N-E after a power supply failure that fried them, but with the X2 4200+ it was current enough to make it worthwhile.

So its looking like there is a hole on the shelving unit that needs filling...hmm...


UncleVom





SubjectRe: Happy New Year Reply to this message
Posted bybluejaywpg
Posted on01/07/08 01:33 AM



> A happier New Year to all.
>
> So far this year, one crunching computer (Athlon 1200) left home and my Abit KT7
> (Athlon 900) motherboard finally did what all the others did and popped its
> capacitors and so it is retired.
>
> My Abit KT7a (Athlon 1600+) remains happy since I replaced all the caps years
> ago, but I didn't feel it was worth the effort this time around.
>
> It's not difficult or expensive just a hassle, last year I ended up replacing
> the power regulator caps on my ASUS A8N-E after a power supply failure that
> fried them, but with the X2 4200+ it was current enough to make it worthwhile.

A few years ago, a friend replaced the caps on the board for the computer I'm using right now - the Athlon XP 1800+. This thing must be now 5-6 years old & still working - probably 3-4 years since the caps were replaced. And it's still easily a good computer for basic usage. Hmm what's basic usage? Internet, crunching, email, crunching, connecting to work, crunching...

Jay
Hardware/Support Moderator





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