Tonight while I was using my desktop PC, I heard a very loud pop from the inside of my case. After investigating I found that two capacitors on the graphics card had burst, and yellow fibers were poking out of them.
- The capacitors were the newer solid-state type with flat tops, not the older type.
- The computer seems to work fine regardless. I've shut it down now just in case though.
- The graphics card is an Nvidia Geforce 8600GT if it matters.
As I mentioned the computer seems to work fine – maybe the capacitors are part of the card I don't use, like the analog output section…
Given that it seems to run fine, how safe would it be to use it for now until I get around to replacing the graphics card?