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adding capacitors to the cpu socket

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by im1992, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. im1992

    im1992 Regular member

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    in the middle of socket 775 motherboards, there are capacitors...
    how would i go about adding more where solder pads are located?
    i want to add the capacitors because i think they help my overclocking a bit...
     
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    You can't just throw some capacitors in LOL, they're there for a purpose, as part of the pre-built circuitry regarding voltage regulation for a CPU. You only need a certain number for a motherboard, and they should all be there to start with. The only time you'd ever need to add capacitors to a motherboard is if the existing ones had leaked/burst. (You'd notice this if the silver tops of them were domed, rather than flat)
     
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    I refer you back to my previous statement. There's no point in doing so.
     
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    I'd love to hear the OP's explanation of how 'adding capacitors' to a fully assembled motherboard is going to help with his overclocking. And then after the legitimate reply of "You don't need to" he attaches a photo in case the 'technician' didn't actually know to what he referred.

    Im1992, why stop there? Why not ask how to add extra wings to the planes next time you have to fly to another state? How do I attach extra ears to my dog so he can hear better? Or, as that one reminded me, will someone tell us how to grow an extra pair of fingers so we can type faster?
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    That's a little harsh bryguy, if you've nothing useful to offer to the thread then don't bother posting in it. Just because im1992 has very little knowledge of electronics doesn't mean you have the right to come in here and insult him about it.
     
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    thanks for covering me
    i guess i am under heavy fire
    ROFL
     
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    http://sg.vr-zone.com/articles/ASUS_Striker_Extreme_&_P5N32-E_SLi/4528-4.html

    i was wondering beacuse of this article
    the striker has double the capacitors..... has the same pcb for the motherboard.... and is supposed to be better than the P5N32-E

    no need to get all hyper about it
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    That's because it uses more power regulation. There's more to power regulators than just throwing in capacitors. They're just one component of a larger electronic circuit. You can't just simply add capacitors to a motherboard to improve the regulation. (In fact, you'd probably destroy the CPU if you tried to do that)
     
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    thanks
    i was just trying to explain to our friend bryguy12 what my intensions were (which were not to provoke anyone)
     
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    im1992, do you know what the values is on those caps as they are not marked? adding caps does not help overclocking but voltage regulation.
     
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    nope
    unmarked smd capacitors
     

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