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Old 04-04-2008, 07:20 PM   #21
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Default Re: Recapped mobo effecting RAM?

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More comment on VIA; once I get stuff ready to go in, then I'll turf my last VIA-based computer with intel at work also XP. This pc is last one to go. Then I'll have pile of VIA working boards to sell off.

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Old 04-09-2008, 05:56 AM   #22
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Default Re: Recapped mobo effecting RAM?

I used to have a QDI Advance 3 motherboard (old Super Socket 7 board with VIA chipset) that came in with 3 bad caps. Replaced all of the 1000uf 6.3V caps on the board with Nichicon HE series caps of the same capacitance and voltage, and with 128MB of RAM installed on the board it would freeze up to the point that the cursor is stuck and the keyboard doesn't respond. Trying Windows 98 and Windows ME made no difference. I put the same RAM into another computer of the same era that used PC100/PC133 memory, and it didn't freeze there.

Putting in 1 stick of 64MB PC100 RAM solved the freeze up problems, but putting back the 128MB PC100 RAM the freeze-up problems came back. It was a bizarre case for me, so later I gave up and scrapped that motherboard for parts.
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