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[OT]Dumb hardware question

On Sun, 11 May 2003 00:22:05 -0400
"jerry" <junkforjerry at> wrote:

> You may already have looked into this; I had purchased an Athalon and
> a Duron CPUs along with 2 MSI K7T Pro 2A mobos back in 2000.
> One died in 02/2002 and the other in 03/2003. They both had this
> problem:
> They both started with about a week's worth of random lock-ups,
> degenerating to the point where it no longer POST. They both have the
> same set of capacitors explode. A quick check of all your capacitors
> and a Google of the motherboard brand + type may save you some time
> and give you a chance to do backups.
Thanks. I'll check. This is a Compaq Presario desktop. Fortunately I run
backups every night over the net. I'll check the capacitors later today.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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