Motherboard Capacitor Replacement - How Bad is this?

gryffinwings

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Been working on my retro build computer to play old games on. While it is still functional, I would like to maximize the life of the motherboard. Also, this will be good practice of my soldering skills I haven't used in a couple years. Currently, the board has 4 bulging capacitors, 4 - Nichicon 3300uF 6.3v Capacitors, pictures below:





From what little research I have done is that Nichicon is a pretty good company, however, the early 2000s weren't so good for capacitors. So I have no idea how much time these have, so recommendations on which capacitors in regards to brand and best place to buy the components would be great. I'm assuming that these are aluminum electrolytic type capacitors, correct?

Thank you in advance for any advice and recommendations.
 

Pentium4User

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Best brand is rubycon capacitors, I use them on all my socket 478 and newer all the time never saw or had one fail due to the bad formula defect. I would buy them on ebay because you can ask the seller on how many you need. And yes those are Electrolytic caps.
 

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