First post, by pshipkov
Not far ago relative gave me FIC PA-2013 2.1 SS7, AGP, ATX motherboard.
Tested it briefly - worked as expected. Overclocked well and everything.
Left it collecting dust for several weeks.
Turned it on 2 days ago to check something - very unstable - rarely finishes POST even with the most conservative FSB frequency, BIOS settings, clock multiplers, etc.
Tested it with Quadro2 Pro AGP which worked great the first time around.
At some point switched to MGA PCI - instant stability - everything back to normal.
Considered replacing the electrolytic capacitors - the usual cure.
Waiting for them to arrive since don't have that specific type.
Tonight touched with finger different components on the board and to my surprise a very compact 9435A mosfet on the right side of the AGP slot was burning hot. Left a red mark on me.
There is a diode right on top of it which may be another potential problem.
Is it normal for such a small element to be so glowing hot ?
Checked online - no such info, but data sheet hints at high temperature range - over 100C.
If somebody has such board - any chance for a cross-check ?