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Default ECS Durathon motherboard technology - 04-10-2013, 15:37 | posts: 21,548 | Location: Guru3D testlab

ECS introduces Durathon, a set of features to improve the quality of its motherboards.Â*Durathon from Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) exclusively delivers a hassle free computing experience by solvi...

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Default 04-10-2013, 15:50 | posts: 188 | Location: Québec

Well, why not.
   
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Default 04-10-2013, 16:04 | posts: 156 | Location: Portugal

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Typical electrolytic capacitors last only 32,000 Hours (3.6 Years) but ECS Superior Solid
Well really? What about PC's with 10yrs plus that still running, not to speak about other electronic appliances, with cheap electrolytic capacitors...
   
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Default 04-10-2013, 16:14 | posts: 868 | Location: Hawkes Bay

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Well really? What about PC's with 10yrs plus that still running, not to speak about other electronic appliances, with cheap electrolytic capacitors...
that sounds about right if you never power cycle them they will dry out most PC's aren't left running for 10yrs at a time infact they spend most of their time powered off or in low power standby modes

most PC's = 8hr per day x 365 x 10yrs = 29200 hrs non continuous use

when they say 32000hrs they look at it this way

power on = 24hrs per day x 365 days x 3.6 yrs = 31536 hrs continuous use


   
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Default 04-10-2013, 16:27 | posts: 156 | Location: Portugal

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that sounds about right if you never power cycle them they will dry out most PC's aren't left running for 10yrs at a time infact they spend most of their time powered off or in low power standby modes

most PC's = 8hr per day x 365 x 10yrs = 29200 hrs non continuous use

when they say 32000hrs they look at it this way

power on = 24hrs per day x 365 days x 3.6 yrs = 31536 hrs continuous use
Well that's a way of seeing it, but for example the electrolytic capacitors in the power supply on the primary side, and on 5vsb are always on and the same for the motherboard 5vsb side.

But this is just marketing BS based on some capacitor manufacturer MTBF data. In the end all this depends on voltage rating, capacity, load/job type, etc...
   
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Default 04-10-2013, 17:34 | posts: 2,773 | Location: florida

you got servers that run for years without boards being replaced.
   
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Default 04-10-2013, 18:34 | posts: 7,512 | Location: GTA, Canada

Regardless of how long they can last, electrolytic capacitors were an extremely common cause of motherboard malfunctions and the most likely thing to cause them to die.

I'll never forget that massive bad batch which Asus insisted using for what seemed like forever. IIRC at the time Asrock was owned by Asus so any motherboard from either of those two was just asking for exploding capacitors. How many did I encounter? 4/4? I don't remember.
   
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Default 04-10-2013, 19:04 | posts: 16,748 | Location: US East Coast

More marketing BS.....


   
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Default 04-11-2013, 01:16 | posts: 156 | Location: Portugal

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Regardless of how long they can last, electrolytic capacitors were an extremely common cause of motherboard malfunctions and the most likely thing to cause them to die.

I'll never forget that massive bad batch which Asus insisted using for what seemed like forever. IIRC at the time Asrock was owned by Asus so any motherboard from either of those two was just asking for exploding capacitors. How many did I encounter? 4/4? I don't remember.
That from what I have seen through the web, was a beautiful case of industrial espionage, a Chinese manufacturer copied some Japanese dielectric formula, but only partially... If I'm not mistaken.
   
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Default 04-11-2013, 01:38 | posts: 18,933 | Location: New Jersey, USA

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More marketing BS.....
well they gotta do something, not exactly the brand of choice of most gurus here.

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Default 04-11-2013, 01:55 | posts: 2,427 | Location: Ohio

I built 4 computers with the same series of motherboards from ECS (people had tight budgets) about 4 years ago. 3 of the 4 had problems within 2-3 years. I'm not giving them any money again until they prove themselves to be worth it.
   
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Default 04-11-2013, 02:16 | posts: 3,620 | Location: USA

another year another scheme to make people think there stuff is better?
   
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Default 04-11-2013, 02:58 | posts: 13,777 | Location: USA

I have no complaints about the 2 ECS boards I use on my folding rigs. They have been running pretty much 24/7 for the last 2+ years with out any problems.
   
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Default 05-14-2013, 23:28 | posts: 1

ECS is trying to debunk the myth of their boards being poor quality, despite improvements in recent years (even before Durathon was introduced). Unfortunately, I don't have much hope for them, as many will continue to blindly dismiss their products regardless of quality improvements. ECS should perhaps consider a sale to MSI and bury the myth for good.
   
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Default 05-15-2013, 04:14 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

Sounds very much like Gigabyte's "Ultra Durable" series lol.

To be honest, I only have 1 motherboard that uses electrolyte capacitor which is my old motherboard which I'm using for my HTPC. It's the ASUS M3A. It's the last motherboard with electrolyte capacitor in production uses at my house lol. No plan to upgrade it until the board blows out.

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