Major_A wrote:So you grabbed a Socket 775 from work? Basically the CPU doesn't have any pins?
Those caps look like s**t. I'm actually surprised the computer still works.
Yep, no pins. I swear when I took a quick glance at Intel's charts, it said there was a hyperthreaded CPU in the same socket. Maybe there is, and I just didn't realize that these old machines at work used the different socket. Oh well. If this machine ever dies, all I need is a new motherboard.
Yep, they do look like crapola. The computer does work great, though I haven't had the time to run through the torture tests to see what happens. I'll be buying a soldering iron for a photography project soon, so I will be able to replace the capacitors soon after. I took out a daughter board / riser board from the machine (whatever you want to call it), which has 3 smaller capacitors on it, so I'll be able to practice with it.
"Bow down before the one you serve! You're going to get what you deserve!" - |\| | |/|