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Video card went POP!

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#1 aod_


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:35 PM

A couple of caps on my video card went pop yesterday. It all seemed to carry on working but I powered it off anyway.

Ive read these cards are known to blow caps, but im a little concerned as to why it happened, and if the PSU had a part to play.

I built the pc in 2008 so its not new, but still decent.

The video card was an inno3d geforce 7600 GST
The PSU is a Coolermaster RP-550-PCAA-E2

Do you think I should be concerned about the psu, and if so what's a good replacement?

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2 or 3 Sata hard disks
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#2 rotor123


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:42 PM

The usual reason why a Capacitor pops is that it wasn't a good quality part to start with. There are some brands that are just junk. Some where it depends on the model of the capacitor and sometime even a brand know for good capacitors has defects.


I would just replace the card and not worry about it. If the computer is one that was built to order and not a name brand the chances are that voltage readings can be viewed in the Bios Setup section.


Or You can go here http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php


SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too. SpeedFan can even change the FSB on some hardware (but this should be considered a bonus feature). SpeedFan can access digital temperature sensors and can change fan speeds accordingly, thus reducing noise. SpeedFan works fine with Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2008, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. It works with Windows 64 bit too.

Good Luck


Edited by rotor123, 24 March 2014 - 04:44 PM.

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