Friend, this is for you.
It pays to visit overclockers.com
Abit Capacitors Yes, it's a problem, at least for those boards around a couple years old. Some information and advice.
We think this kind of inquiry is a really good idea, and we plan to do a lot more of this in the future.
Plowing Through Your Abit Comments Much more on this later, (later looking like tomorrow now), but there's good news and bad news.
The good news is that this doesn't seem to be a problem with much older (like BH6) or newer boards. The bad news is that for the boards in between; it is a big, big problem affecting a large percentage of those boards.
Something tells me we have a whole new field to cover in the future.
And stuff related to a fix:
"A Case of Crappy Capacitors?"
Ed Stroligo - 7/3/02
If you own an Abit board, take a look at this.
Essentially, the gentleman behind the website is saying that a rather large number of Abit boards suffer from what he believes to be aren't very good capacitors.
He believes he has figured out the problem and is offering to fix this problem for a price.
This is a new one on me; I'd like to know if it's a new one on you.
Have you had problems with any of the Abit boards listed? What has been your experience? If you have this problem, have you dealt with Abit? With this gentleman? If so, what was your experience with either?
Here is some linkage about the guy that fixes. He also has some good info about the problem.
Hope this helps!