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SubjectRe: Increasing HZ (patch for HZ > 1000)
> Hardware indeed.  I'm a Certified Electronics Technician.  Have 
> someone check all those electrolyric caps in the on-board psu in
> particular, using a device similar to a "Capacitor Wizard" which
> measures not the capacity of the cap, but the caps Equivalent Series
> Resistance (ESR) at 100 kilohertz or more. Anything over half an ohm
> should be replaced forthwith. This assumes of course that your tech
> in charge of hot solder has the tools to do it correctly. If not,
> find one who does have the tools.
>
> Many mobos in a period ranging from about 2.5 to 1.5 years ago were
> built with caps that go defective prematurely due to a bad batch of
> them from several far eastern cap makers who were fed a bad recipe
> for the electrolyte in the caps, eg the Ethylene Glycol wasn't near
> pure enough.

When you say "fed a bad recipe", didn't they actually steal it? Or
is that just an urban legend?

M.

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