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Old 11-26-2006, 08:06 AM   #1
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They put GSC crap next to Sanyo and Panasonic caps...


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Old 11-26-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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Enough to make you angry. If they use good caps elsewhere, can't they fill the whole section with them? At least use a better bad cap.
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:02 PM   #3
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I also have recapped same mobo last month, take out 4 pcs 3300uF 6.3v D10mm.

Also, i recapped all 25v 330uF with 6.3v 1500uF D10mm at once, excellent.
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:01 PM   #4
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I just got one of those in for recapping last Friday... LOL

What an insult to Sanyo.... Gigabyte should be ashamed of themselves!
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Old 11-28-2006, 12:21 AM   #5
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shame on you, gigabyte
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:42 AM   #6
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Hmmm, I'm guessing there's a number of revisions of this board. I have one in front of me with no obvious rev. no. on it, yet it looks different to both this Rev1 pictured above and the Rev2 shown in this thread http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=3244

Mine has a heat sink over the mosfets and all nichicon caps.

It appears to have a RAM power fault as holding the RESET button brings the DIMM LED on, but on releasing reset it goes out.

I shall have to investigate it more.
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:52 AM   #7
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One of my friends had this board on his older computer. The exact same four 3300F 6.3V GSC caps were bulging and leaking. Seems to be a common problem with those caps / the board...

The leaking caused the CPU voltage go up and down all the time. It usually got pretty hot and rebooted a few times. Luckily we built a new pc for him so he got rid of the crapcapped board. A motherboard should never go to waste, so would it be wise to recap the board?
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:14 PM   #8
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GSC caps from around that period are liable to be all extreme crap.
If the MB was functional when pulled from service yes very good chance recap
will have it humming along

it is possible for badcaps to take out other things but mostly you will be ok

in the photo posted the green caps look like Sanyo WG they should be fine but check the MB for other know crap
(I am not sure of the construction but possible the GSC have caused damage to Sanyo by placing a greater work load on them...really depends on whats doing what, mostly caps are grouped in area's of operation and not good idea to mix and match caps in VRM output )

Replace ALL crap GSC if popped or not with low ESR quality types read the posts around here for recommended

Samaxon ...panasonic FM Ruby MCZ etc

size may be more your issue. so samaxon might be the way to go

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Old 03-13-2008, 07:20 AM   #9
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Thanks to Davmax
I have a spelling mistake above, really important as its a brand name


That should read "SAMXON" (not Samaxon)

Not sure if this still applies

State Side (USA) Contact Top Cat
ROW contact Big pope

(have I got that right?)

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Old 03-13-2008, 12:38 PM   #10
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Yep, the board is fully functional. The voltage did go up and down but he never used it for anything stressing, since a 1.7GHz Celeron paired with a SiS 650 IGP graphics chip can't play any games that well =P

I live in Finland and capacitors are a little hard to find here online. Sure, there would be tons of 'em in an electronics store, but it would be a lot handier to order them online.

I found THESE. They are Sanyo 3300f 6.3V caps, 12.5mm in diameter and the height is 20mm. MV-WX series. Are those any good/would they fit?
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:01 PM   #11
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These on eBay would do well and they are 10mm diameter, would fit better.

http://cgi.ebay.com/SANYO-WG-6-3V-33...742.m153.l1262
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:32 PM   #12
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Link does not take me to a product.

The originals look like 10mm but hard to tell.
12.5mm replacing 10mm next to CPU socket would be difficult and maybe impossible.

GSC 3300uF 6.3v [old caps]
10x25mm, ripple:2250, ESR:0.017
12.5x21mm, ripple:2360, ESR:0.021

Sanyo WX 3300uF 6.3v [proposed caps]
12.5x20mm, ripple:2360, ESR:0.021

There are many brands that make 3300uF 6.3v in 10mm an not to hard to find ones with better specs. (Though WX is apparently good enough to match originals if they are 12.5mm.)
If there are Sanyo around there look for WG series to get 10mm and better ratings.

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Old 03-13-2008, 06:44 PM   #13
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If you can pay via Paypal I suggest you email Joe at puiyiulo@yahoo.com.hk

He will post you exactly what you require.
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