View Full Version : computer freezing help?

01-07-2007, 09:41 PM
recently my computer has been randomly freezing whenever I do alot of video editing or animation, or something that requires alot of power from the computer. I looked around in my comp and i found this little bugger came out of the motherboard, anyone know what its function or if it affects my computers problem of freezing?
any help wud be great :(


01-08-2007, 09:24 AM
bigger pics would have helped. well, im no electronics genius (yet...) but it looks like a capacitor of some sort. we had that problem at school two years ago and it caused the monitors to go out in a bunch of computers. it wouldnt happen to be a dell, would it?

01-08-2007, 09:29 AM
looks like a capacitor of some sort. you need a new mobo now....

01-08-2007, 10:16 AM
looks like a capacitor of some sort. you need a new mobo now....

That would be my guess too..

01-08-2007, 02:33 PM
Yeah its a Dell , Win Xp pentium 4 .... what's a mobo btw?

01-08-2007, 03:36 PM
Mother board. I'd call Dell and see what they can do about it.

01-08-2007, 06:30 PM
hope you still have a warranty

01-08-2007, 07:06 PM
or~ buy a new motherboard for prob 40-50 bucks, and throw all your old **** at it. if you're not confident in your computer skills, find a friend to do it for you. because if you don't have a warrenty still, it'll cost an arm and a leg to replace. (gateway charged my grandma 300 bucks to wipe and reinstall windows and save her files, something i could do in a few hours while watching tv)

01-08-2007, 07:14 PM
ya, capacitor or battery or something. you could most likely solder it back on there. carefully. very carefully. why did it come off in the first place?

01-08-2007, 07:58 PM
it does affect your freezing an stuff, if that blew, theres a good chance it overheated or sumthin, and fried the board, and the rest of the capacitors, so youll need a new one.

01-08-2007, 08:53 PM
it looks like somehow it just broke off. i had a powersupply that had a capacitor that just fell off. it fried the board and processor, but i salvaged the ram and hard drive from it (someone gave it to me)

01-09-2007, 11:24 AM
Yeah its a Dell
well, thats your problem... lol

but like everyone else said, you'll need a new motherboard. if dell cant help you, then id take it to a pc shop and have them examine it, because if you buy the wrong kind, itll be a wast of $50-$80...