But I'm posting it because I own an ABIT motherboard (BE6-II) that shows problems characteristic of a leaky capacitor, in my case difficulty loading the operating system while booting. I imagine it might also be the culprit behind my persistent pops and snaps in audio.
How do you figure? Have you checked the capacitors on the board?The article doesn't say much about symptoms of a faulty capacitor, but its hard to believe that longer bootup time would be one of them. More likely you need a OS reinstall.