|My friend had the same board, never had any cap issues but did have the chipset fan fail and cause something similar. |
I do agree that faulty capacitors can cause lots of screwy issues that seem like seemingly other common problems.
They aren't too bad to replace if you have the proper solder removing tools. Hardest part is getting all the old solder out of the hole to put in the new ones.
I had 6 gateway's, a couple soyo boards, and a server board i've replaced them in. On a Abit board examine the capacitors to the left of the CPU socket. I think looking online at a pic of that mobo it would be the groups of larger caps in rows of 4.
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