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Windows 7: Snapped off a small capacitor on my motherboard near CPU socket.

05 Dec 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Snapped off a small capacitor on my motherboard near CPU socket.

Recently my CPU cooler died on me so I replaced it with another one. But when I was installing the bracket for the cooler onto the motherboard I accidentally snapped off a small capacitor which was just above the CPU socket(near the edge of the board, picture attached). I've read that some of the capacitors are just for onboard audio and not essential to keep the PC running(I don't use onboard audio anyway). I don't know what this capacitor is for. Would I be able to run the PC for a few more days until I get a new motherboard or is it too risky?

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06 Dec 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

There is certainly no danger in running the system, whatever is not going to work will make itself known eventually...

(With any luck, might be some obscure function, and perhaps you will be unaffected.....if you are lucky)

(If unklucky, now is as good as time as any to begin planning out your next socket 1150-based Haswell-based system!)
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06 Dec 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

It may be that the capacitor is used in a non critical system, It could also, just as equally be the essential component that controls the voltages for your processor, or Memory or stops the motherboard from bursting into flame


Wait until the Motherboard is replaced
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 Snapped off a small capacitor on my motherboard near CPU socket.

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