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Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2011 - 06:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: PC Perspective Forums, friday
There is no giving up in the PC Perspective Forums, a member may have just had a medically licensed vacuum cleaner suck out the contents of their wallet and when trying to relax in front of the PC afterwards found a dead monitor awaiting them instead of the comfort they were looking for; they do not give up. Instead like the dedicated enthusiast that we all are, the PC was disassembled to find the root of the cause, in this case a PSU with bulging capacitors, and then they posted to our forums which has gathered several informative replies on how to properly replace the bad caps. You can also take inspiration from this member who is still working with an old Biostar board based on the nForce750a chipset or from this member who is trying to determine if their screen is broken or if it is their GPU that is to blame.
Perhaps less frustrating than serious PC problems, it could still be quite upsetting to find out your PC can't handle the bandwidth demanded by your new Blu-ray player or the hurdles of installing your OS on an SDD for the first time (OK, less hurdle and more hurtle) or even deciding whether it is worth using 4 DIMMs yet or not. Those type of decisions provide a lot of meat for our forums, be it deciding between a Core i3 or a Phenom II or even which software is best for testing stability.