MSI KT6V (MS-7021) SMD caps near chipset

Discussion in 'MSI' started by trodas, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. trodas


    Sep 13, 2007
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    Czech republic
    I tried some rater extreme lapping on the VIA KT600 chipset on MSI KT6V mobo (it overheats a lot, around 68°C it get unstable) to make the chipset cooled better, but I failed to realize that this can (and will) damage the nearby SMD caps on the mobo.

    Hence I'm now at situation, where I need to replace at least C32, C118, C190 and C191. It would be probably overclocking-wise handy to add also the eight (C168, C177, C181, C142, C136, C128, C132, C140) other caps as well. Their size is 0603, and the highest capacitance in the quality X7R line I found is 1uF (digi-key - 490-3898-1-ND).
    The C118, C190 and C191 is 0603 size as well, but the C32 it bigger, the 0805 one. The highest capacitance for 0805 is 10uF (490-3904-1-ND), but I think I rather ask if anyone know for sure, how big capacity should be there added...

    Especialy I would welcome the help from anyone from MSI, who can clearly state the capacitance values for me, at least anonymously at my email or PM there... Thanks!

    Oh, well, and if you wonder how far I took the chipset lapping, well, there it is:

    But don't worry! The machine already posted - once, only, sadly - and run for a while, I almost finished with the bios setup, so it is not like I killed the mobo - yet :D ;)
    trodas, Oct 17, 2007
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