First post, by janskjaer
I have two ASUS P3B-F motherboards, both slightly different and from different locations.
The ASUS P3B-F v1.03 is from the UK, it has 2 ISA slots
The ASUS P3B-F v1.04 is from Japan, it has 1 ISA slot.
Notice from the photos, the difference in capacitor brands. Both the v1.03 and v1.04 appear to have green Sanyo capacitors. The v1.04 clearly has Rubicon capacitors on it, but it is unclear of the other brand of v1.03 capacitors. Can anyone identify the differences?
Notice the difference in capacitor layout. For example, CE33 and CT2 are missing on the v1.03. Perhaps this has something to do with the additional ISA slot on the v1.03 or the additional PCI slot on the v1.04 at the other end of the board?
I thought maybe this information may be useful to someone who has an interest in these boards, and could possibly explain why such differences occur on these boards, whether that be related to the differences in either layout or the revision numbers?
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