[rescue] Sun Kit Needed for EE Student Here

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed May 3 23:43:10 CDT 2006

On Wednesday 03 May 2006 23:11, Andrew Weiss wrote:
> On May 2, 2006, at 10:06 PM, Bryan Gurney wrote:
> > I can sort of agree with this; I took a look at a picture of my
> > U2's guts (the U2 is under a stack of stuff sitting idle, and I'm
> > too lazy to lift the cover off right now), and there aren't any big
> > honking electrolytic caps visible (I can't see under the Creator3D
> > FFB card).  There's guaranteed to be a few "beer cans" in the power
> > supply, but for the most part the board is clean.  I think some of
> > the smaller cylinders are electrolytics; perhaps they get a better
> > lifetime than the "beer can" electrolytics?
> There are tons of beer can electrolytics on a POWER3-II node board.
> These aren't exactly bad machines.

Umm, aluminum, yes.  Beer can??  Not anywhere near that size!

One might argue that they're better than a U60. :)

The only reason that a U60 has very few aluminum electrolytics on the 
board compared to, say, a PC motherboard, is that the processor VRM is 
in the power supply itself, instead of being on the motherboard next to 
the processor.

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