Asrock, Gigabyte never left me alone until...
in mid 2018(June) both finally were affected by capacitor plague. Inferior Capacitors built in which will die or get ill before promised life-end. at around 5000hrs instead of 10000. I examined these 2004 and later MOBOs(have multiple copies) really to the ground. Only found out what was the reason a bit later. after 3 weeks i could reactivate both pcs. both were working outside cases. there is a looong Mono-thread by me. Defective PSU or something like that. to follow and understand it will need a lot of time and nerves.
Originally Posted by SpywareDr
I am now on two ultrabooks by Acer. windows 10. There were other problems which could also be read here. or in german and english Acer-forum.
I will not go back to desktop. maybe reactivate and upgrade an Asus Z87C(older i7) 16/256/2.
Hope a new capacitor plague will not come back. manufacturers have certainly learnt their lessons. NB : there is a Capacitor Plague-Forum.
There is a company or multiples? offering a laptop-system which is easily upgradable.
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NB: I am now working-temporarily to check how good win10s is going-on a slow celeron 4/64 Acer Spin 1-111. Was only 350 chf. external 27" used. Second is i7 16/1TB Acer Swift 5. What happened with it-can be read also here. and in german and english Acer-Forum. Yes Swift 5 is working but only with external Keyboard(very dangerous) and also only with external Screen. one must have a rugged Netbook. also if stationary.
Finally returning to this to (FWIW) close the loop on my MB/CPU etc. adventure.
I got my P/C back up and working and, even, upgraded to W11.
Who said if you read (and comprehend<g>) the manuals you'll save a lot of time, $$ and aggravation.
I ended up with the Gigabyte B560M DS3H AC MB, an Intel i5-11400F (stock fan), 64Gb of Memory, a 1Tb M2, and the prior 2 SSD's and 2 HHD's.
The M2 has W11, an SSD has W11 and a HHD has W10 (the other SSD & HHD are data backups).
I haven't been able to boot from the W10 HHD yet but I hope to eventually figure that out.
Anyway, that's ere I ended up.