Computer turns itself off! What do I replace (first)?

By streblo ยท 27 replies
Dec 19, 2005
  1. streblo

    streblo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just to tell thanks to everyone who helped out with my PSU problem. I feel much safer now that I found out this fantastic forum full of kind fellows. Thanks nork for illuminating me about the caps. I'll think about your recommendations.

    Happy holidays!
  2. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    Merry xmas back to you, Rage_3K_Moiz, and to all!
    streblo, glad we were able to help. Im new here at this forum, but i was at another professional forum for many years, so i've run into the cap probs on your mobo many times and I've had people bring the same mobo in for repairs in that condition. I'm retired and i do computer builds and repairs part-time.

    I'd say the best thing is to find out which mobos you can use your present ram and cpu with and get one here, used from someone. That would be your cheapest solution.
  3. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    oh, one more thing.
    You would be in a position to get, say, a combo of a used mobo with something like an athlon xp 2000. In other words, you can not only look for a mobo that can handle the cpu and ram that you have, but you can also look for a combo deal with another mobo and perhaps a better cpu with it, for not too much money and also sell your old cpu but keep your ram.
    these are all cost saving ideas because, unless you can or know someone who can solder new caps on your present mobo, you will have to get another mobo. Trust me on this, if you have caps that are not flat on the top, and one like you said with a black hole, your mobo is on its last legs and will simply die one day soon.
    Better get whatever backups you need asap.
    Just trying to give you good advice on this.

    merry xmas
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