All Solid caps vs conventional caps on motherboard.

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All Solid caps vs conventional caps on motherboard.

Post by GI-JOE » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:08 am

Just wanted some input into this.

I was looking for a new motherboard and found myself disregarding any board that I find that doesn't have all solid caps(Even though there are a couple that meet my requirements and are in my price range). Am I being a little paranoid here? How good are the caps on higher end boards that doesn't have all solid caps? What are the benifits of solid caps beside longevity? Any thoughts would be appreciated! :mrgreen:
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Re: All Solid caps vs conventional caps on motherboard.

Post by FZ1 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:40 am

I don't honestly know but I'm guessing unless you are overclocking pretty heavy, probably makes little difference. Especially if you upgrade relatively often.
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Re: All Solid caps vs conventional caps on motherboard.

Post by GI-JOE » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:19 am

FZ1 wrote:I don't honestly know but I'm guessing unless you are overclocking pretty heavy, probably makes little difference. Especially if you upgrade relatively often.
That's what I figured at first, but recently my buddy has had 2 boards die within a week of each other, both less than a year old(with conventional caps). Although heck, I had a pentium 1 with the original board when I threw it away (in working order) when it was 10+ years old. Kinda guessing it's luck of the draw! :-k
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Re: All Solid caps vs conventional caps on motherboard.

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:31 am

I've had no issues with motherboards or video cards in the past 4-5 years with regular capacitors... Solid capacitors are better in the long run, but who really keeps a system around long enough to worry about that and calls themselves a gamer or enthusiast?

I wouldn't make it a requirement on a system you plan on only keeping 3 years or less.
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Re: All Solid caps vs conventional caps on motherboard.

Post by GI-JOE » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:54 am

Apoptosis wrote:I've had no issues with motherboards or video cards in the past 4-5 years with regular capacitors... Solid capacitors are better in the long run, but who really keeps a system around long enough to worry about that and calls themselves a gamer or enthusiast?

I wouldn't make it a requirement on a system you plan on only keeping 3 years or less.
Roger that, thanks for the reassurance! :supz:
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Re: All Solid caps vs conventional caps on motherboard.

Post by The Flying Pig » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:22 am

A google search of solid capacitor shows that Gigabyte is the largest advertiser of solid caps in their mobos.
No wonder my current mobo has solid caps. My old rig without solid caps is still running strong (sister's boyfriend has it).
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Re: All Solid caps vs conventional caps on motherboard.

Post by GI-JOE » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:13 pm

The Flying Pig wrote:A google search of solid capacitor shows that Gigabyte is the largest advertiser of solid caps in their mobos.
No wonder my current mobo has solid caps. My old rig without solid caps is still running strong (sister's boyfriend has it).
Yea, most gigabyte boards over $70 tend to have all solid caps (like the one I have currently). It seems like gigabyte is the only one who stresses the fact of "Ultra durable solid caps" in their marketing.
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