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Old September 20th 15, 01:38 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati
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Default Leaked caps on my old ATI Radeon 4870 video card?

http://imgur.com/a/HxFJs

I wonder if this is why my old ATI Radeon 4870 video card is hot and
crashing in some computer games.

What do you think?

Thank you in advance.
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Old September 20th 15, 06:24 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati
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Default Leaked caps on my old ATI Radeon 4870 video card?

On 9/19/2015 5:38 PM, Ant wrote:
http://imgur.com/a/HxFJs

I wonder if this is why my old ATI Radeon 4870 video card is hot and
crashing in some computer games.


Maybe there is a leaky electrolytic capacitor in there. Back in the day,
there were alot of them, from one company, that infected even major
brand motherboards. You can see that the top of the cap is swollen.

To avoid such things, look for products with Japanese capacitors.

The company had stolen a formula for capacitors, but it was incomplete.

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Old September 20th 15, 10:51 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati
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Default Leaked caps on my old ATI Radeon 4870 video card?

Ed Light wrote:
On 9/19/2015 5:38 PM, Ant wrote:
http://imgur.com/a/HxFJs

I wonder if this is why my old ATI Radeon 4870 video card is hot and
crashing in some computer games.


Maybe there is a leaky electrolytic capacitor in there. Back in the day,
there were alot of them, from one company, that infected even major
brand motherboards. You can see that the top of the cap is swollen.


To avoid such things, look for products with Japanese capacitors.


It's hard to see the caps on them. Anyways, in the current setup, there
are no other electronics above this video card's stickers area. Just a
80mm case fan. Maybe in the past, they did. I rarely look at my computer
internals, so I don't remember if the stickers had the colorings before.
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