Originally Posted by ricercar
Should be safe to use the card without that capacitor. When I worked at NVIDIA, the engineering samples I played with often did not have those upper-right capacitors populated. Image quality may suffer, but the card won't burn.
Suffer? How much? I know my old OmniCube KVM 2-port switchbox degraded my video quality (blurrier) in Matrox G400, GF4, and GF6800. Are you saying it is worse than this?