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Motherboard recommendation: replacing an ASUS M2NPV-VM

Q: Motherboard recommendation: replacing an ASUS M2NPV-VM

Hi folks,

My mobo has officially died and I was wondering if you have recommendations for a motherboard to replace it with? The shop are offering to install a Asrock N68C-S UCC, but I've been reading mixed reviews. Is there anything more modern that is a good contender for the ASUS.

I'm looking for something that is compatible with my existing hardware which is:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core +4600
992 MB RAM (2 x 2gb Corsair ddr2)
NVIDIA GeForce 6150
Barracuda 7200.10 Ultra ATA/100 250GB
M-Audio 2496 Soundcard
Windows XP Service Pack 3


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A: Motherboard recommendation: replacing an ASUS M2NPV-VM

There won't be much too much more modern as both the CPU and memory are behind the current generation. The selection of new boards that would be compatible are low on most sites, here's an example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...Value=3879:27158&PropertyCodeValue=3879:27244

If you don't mind reinstalling Windows then you can switch to an AMD chipset, the ASRock A785GM-LE, but another nVidia board might be a just a drop in replacement.

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Any person know if a ASUS M2NPV-VM

will run windows Vista?

AMD 4200+
Video NVIDIA GeForce 6 Graphics

A:Asus M2npv-vm

Minimum supported system requirements for Vista.

Looks like you should be able to run it, but it would be a good idea to upgrade to at least 2GiB of RAM.

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this is a mico atx amd motherboard

i have a few question would it fit into a gateway gt5032 its a btx case so im guesing it uses a micro atx right?

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I have an Asus M2NPV-VM motherboard and the clock battery is not working right. I took it out by mistake once before, and it has never worked properly. Whenever I unplug my computer, I always have to readjust the clock. It appears to be plugged in right, but it still isn't working. How can I fix it?


A:Clock Battery on Asus M2NPV-VM

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Motherboard Asus M2NPV-MX - the system does not start appear blue screen error "STOP: 0x0000007B (0xBA4C7524, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)" or "STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78A6524, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)" I thought that there is something with the disk or the system, but two other boards Windows is started normally.I know that the error 0x0000007B usually means the mode SATA controller in AHCI, but, unfortunately, in my BIOS does not have this optionThere is no virus, also MBR (MBRCheck) - CHKDSK also found nothing.
I can not go into safe mode, the same error codes.
At the moment after operation Hiren's boot Fix_HDC - starts only in Safe mode.The new error code is: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF7547756, 0xF78A642C, 0xF78A6128)
System: Windows XP Home SP3 32bit

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Motherboard Asus M2NPV-MX - the system does not start appear blue screen error "STOP: 0x0000007B (0xBA4C7524, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)" or "STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78A6524, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)" I thought that there is something with the disk or the system, but two other boards Windows is started normally.I know that the error 0x0000007B usually means the mode SATA controller in AHCI, but, unfortunately, in my BIOS does not have this optionThere is no virus, also MBR (MBRCheck) - CHKDSK also found nothing.
I can not go into safe mode, the same error codes.
At the moment after operation Hiren's boot Fix_HDC - starts only in Safe mode.The new error code is: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF7547756, 0xF78A642C, 0xF78A6128)
System: Windows XP Home SP3 32bit

A:Asus M2NPV-MX - System will not boot blue screen


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Hi I just bought some new stuff to get into the Core Duo era

I got a Asus M2NPV-VM Motherboard
AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual-Core Processor
1024GB Crucial Rendition 667 MHz DDR2 PC2-5300 NON ECC

The problem is or actually may not be(im not a pro in computer)
I got that software called Everest wich shows all the specs of your pc and here is what I get
CPU Speed: 2205 MHz
CPU Multiplier : 11.0x
Memory Clock : 315MHz---->!!^^???why not 667MHz
On the mobo side I get:
Front Side Bus:
Real Clock: 200MHz-----on the box it said Front Side Bus 2000/ 1600MT/s!!!!!
Effective Clock : 200MHz
HyperTransport Clock: 1000MHz
Memory Bus:
Real Clock: 315Mhz
Effective Clock : 630MHz
Bandwith : 5039MB/s
Im not a pro in computers my last one till 2days ago was a Duron700 lol I installed all that stuff by myself it works like a charm with an MSI geforce 6600 256mb, all games run really well no bugs no freeze. All I did was just to plug everything in a new case and press power and play so just tell me are my stats ok?why I run the RAM slower?Front side bus correct?

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Hi I just bought some new stuff to get into the Dual Core era

I got a Asus M2NPV-VM Motherboard
AMD Athlon64 X2 4200+
1024GB Crucial Rendition 667 MHz DDR2 PC2-5300 NON ECC

The problem is or actually may not be(im not a pro in computer)
I got that software called Everest wich shows all the specs of your pc and here is what I get
CPU Speed: 2205 MHz
CPU Multiplier : 11.0x
Memory Clock : 315MHz---->!!^^???why not 667MHz
On the mobo side I get:
Front Side Bus Properties:
Real Clock: 200MHz-----on the box it said Front Side Bus 2000/ 1600MT/s!!!!!
Effective Clock : 200MHz
HyperTransport Clock: 1000MHz
Memory Bus Properties:
Real Clock: 315Mhz
Effective Clock : 630MHz
Bandwith : 5039MB/s
Im not a pro in computers my last one till 2days ago was a Duron700 lol I installed all that stuff by myself it works like a charm with an MSI geforce 6600 256mb, all games run really well no bugs no freeze. All I did was just to plug everything in a new case and press power and play so just tell me are my stats ok?why I run the RAM slower?Front side bus correct?

A:Asus M2NPV-VM and RAM not running at proper bus speed?Just bought it

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Hi, I need to replace a motherboard in my Lenovo Y50 which originally came with a motherboard with CPU: i7 4700HQ and GPU: GTX860m. I can obtain a replacement motherboard with CPU: i7 4720HQ and GPU: GTX960m. I want to find out whether it will work? Has any one tried such a swap and was everything working properly? Thanks PS.I know that I should get a replacement with exactly same FRU and blah blah but reality is that Lenovo manufactured tens of different FRUs even for the exactly same configuration and it's impossible to find exactly the same one at reasonable price (resonable !=  from Lenovo Shop with their ridiculous prices). There are multiple advices on this forum to refer to the Hardware Maintenance Manual for finding replacement FRU. I check it out and it a BS advice- it does not contain a list of replacement FRUs for each FRU number, it's merely a table with a list of all FRU, that's it. 

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I apologize if this is in the wrong forum ahead of time.

Basically, I want to buy a new monitor for around 200 bucks. Most of my daily activities on my computer consist of typing on Office (school work), watching youtube and/or divx movies (usually avi format), on occasion playing 2d yahoo chess or other simple games, chatting on trillian, browsing social networking sites, and listening to music. I almost never play games. I may play one every once and a while, but it is really, really rare.

So which of these is better suited for me:

Asus 24":

Samsung 23":

Some people tell me the Samsung is better, while others say the Asus is because of the response time. I don't mind the extra 20 bucks for the Asus, considering it seems to have some better specs, like response time, which allows me to see more detail.

What do you recommend?

A:Asus or Samsung monitor...(need a recommendation)

They both have good enough specs to do what you need.
So it's a matter of preference,which do you like better.

If you can handle one that is a little smaller,you can get
this for $99 with free shipping.
Unless you actually need the hdmi input.

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I just started running a home business for PC Repair and Tutoring. My first customer has a malfunctioning motherboard I believe. She has an old Gateway with Win ME. I believe that it is the mother board because nothing works on bootup during the gateway splash screen. It says that it has detected the keyboard and mouse but also to consult the user manual if a further problem exists. The keyboard and mouse won't work with it anyway.

It goes on to say that there is no hard drive detected and there is no CD-ROM drive detected. I am left with a blank black screen with a flashing cursor at the top left hand corner. The whole time that it is booting there is a continuous ticking noise. I thought that it might be the hard drive for that but it is fine. I suspect a bad capasitor. My question is this: If I find an identical motherboard will a swap go seemlessly or not? I am also inviting any other advice on this.

The only drive that does work is the A: drive but when I put a disk in it I get a message saying to take it out and strike any key. Well you can't strike any key if the keyboard doesn't work. Plus I can't find the any key. Just kidding I'm not that dumb. I knew it was going to be an adventure getting into this business but didn't know how hard it would be to troubleshoot something that was originally a simple issue.

When I first looked at her PC the Goback utility wouldn't let her onto her desktop because that clock was set for a time tha... Read more

A:Solved: Replacing motherboard with identical motherboard?

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I'm trying to be a bit cost effective for college by replacing parts of an old computer in order to get it to run CAD (specifically making it possible to run Solidworks 2016) better, but I am new to modifying computers. I currently have a Dell 15r 5520 with no modifications. I have found a 15R 7520 motherboard on eBay to replace it but it says with no video. Does this mean I would have to buy a separate graphics card? If so, any recommendations? Would I be correct in assuming that it comes with the i7 processor? Also any input on upgrading to a SSD?

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Its come to a time where i need to change my faulty Abit AT7 motherboard and was looking for some recommendations from you guys.

Obviously it need to suite my P4 3.00Ghz Socket478 CPU.(I thinks thats all i need to think about in terms of my current hardware).

I'd like to have a PCI express socket on there also.

I have a budget of about 70.

A choice would be superb!

Many thanks people!!

A:Motherboard recommendation

I would reccomend going to newegg, matching your search with what you need, and then sorting the results by rating. I would then out of the first five, decide which one suits you best as far as price, PCI slots, memory banks, and so forth.

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Gosh, I hate to ask such a Newbie Question.

For many years now I have purchased ASUS AMD motherboards. My two Crosshair boards, which I have been using for quite awhile, are bulletproof.

I recently purchased an ASUS M5A97 EVO Motherboard, which worked fine during the initial setup in another case. After moving the board to a much larger HAF case, all of my DDR-3 RAM (2 sets of 16 GB Corsair) which worked before no longer works. Without sounding like a "smarty pants", I tried all the obvious stuff with MemTest, change of PSU cables, testing each stick of RAM at a time - everything.

Now I don't buy junk, and I don't overclock or game. I use my boards for business and they can't go down. Always use vinyl gloves and static straps during installs.

I am hoping you can tell me which board will suffice as a replacement for this one that I must RMA.


1) No discussion of NAS
2) No discussion of RAID
3) No suggestions that Gigabyte might be the best choice. I have had nothing but bad experiences with that immoral company. (Check out the UD-3 and UD-5 threads on OCN.)

As my Daddy used to say, "if you're gonna tell me a lie, at least tell me a good one".
And GB doesn't even lie well.

What I need is:

1) Lots of on-board 6 Gbs. SATA ports
2) Front panel USB connector
3) Just running an AMD Quad Core on this one (With Noctua NH-D14)
4) Corsair RAM XMS-3 and Corsair Vengeance - each 16 GB (4 X 4 and 2 X eight)

Still looking at ASUS:

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A:Need Recommendation for AMD Motherboard

SO your saying, ALL you did was move a motherboard from one case to another, and the RAM no longer works, but tested fine on another board after the fact? New case PSU or that was moved also?
If new PSU in the case, I'd be testing that.

What specifically indicated to you the board was bad?

$200 boards likely have a better chipset (Southbridge) these days, more PCIe x16 slots, and possibly a better on-board sound chip, then a $100 board.

Shopping wise I would use pcpartpicker.com and first select the CPU in question, so it only shows compatible motherboards using the system builder.

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I'm having some troubles finding the right motherboard for what I want. My case will hold SSI, Extended ATX, ATX, Micro ATX. I will be using dual Intel Xeon E5345 quad-core processors (Socket 771) and I'll be running 3-4 monitors. I'm not real clear on this PCI-Express stuff, but I believe I need a motherboard with at least 2 PCI-E x16 slots (which I haven't been able to find) to accommodate 2 graphics cards which I haven't picked out yet as again I'm not real clear on that part. Need anymore info or have any recommendations? Thanks

A:Need motherboard recommendation

first, how many sticks of Ram do you have? How intense are your applications? do you need DX 10 or 9? How MUCH memory and are you going to make upgrades? DDR 2 memory, right? DVI or VGA monitors?

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I've have a Windows 7 Ultimate PC with the following parts:

PSU - Seasonic 500Watts
Processor - Intel Q8300 Core 2 Quad (2.50GHz/4M/1333/05A/Socket: 775)
Motherboard - ASUS P5N-E SLI
Graphics Card - VTX3D Radeon HD5450 1GB PCIe DVI HDMI 2GB
Optical Drive - Sony AD-7240S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Bare
Hard Drive 1 - 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
Hard Drive 2 - 3TB Western Digital
Hard Drive 3 - 2TB Seagate Barracuda
RAM - Kingston 2 x 2GB PC2-5300 DDR 667 240Pin; 2 x 2GB Unbranded

I would like to replace the motherboard with a new one since it's quite old now and I'd like to speed my computer up a bit. Plus the time keeps going wrong, even if I replace the battery and the USB ports are very unreliable. Please could someone recommend a good motherboard that costs around $100 or less and would allow me to continue to use my current components?


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I currently have a Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H (rev. 1.0) motherboard with a quad core Phenom CPU in it. Unfortunately, there's an issue with the rev 1.0 board where RAM becomes unstable if you use all 4 slots. And there's no firmware fix for it. (I don't overclock anything).

So I'm looking for a recommendation on a motherboard replacement. It just has to be compatible with my existing CPU and DDR2 memory. And work with 4 sticks of 2GB chips.

Any suggestions?

A:Need a motherboard recommendation

I suggest u take TA790GX 128M like me..info CLICK HERE

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hey everybody! i am looking for a motherboard pereferably an ASUS or something like that. i have a P4 2.53 ghz socket 478 processor laying around and i want to buy a motherboard for it so that i could upgrade my AMD 1.3 ghz. do you think i will se segnificant difference between what i have now and a 2.53 ghz p4? i want to game on the pc, but i want to keep my 9800 pro (agp), and not spend money on a pci e card. ant recomendations for a good motherboard? ATX style

A:Motherboard Recommendation

The Albatron PX865PE (what I have) is a nice board and not too expensive. It lets you adjust the FSB in 1MHz steps, and also lets you increase the CPU/RAM voltage (for overclocking). You will have to buy DDR RAM though, no new motherboards take PC133 anymore.

As for performance, rather than ignite the old "AMD vs. Intel" debate yet again, I invite you to compare the two processors here: http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20041221/cpu_charts-15.html#directx_9

If your processor is a Northwood P4, it's just over twice as fast running Unreal Tournament 2004 as your 1.3GHz Duron.

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hi, i built a pc a few years ago as a project, which went well until the eventual pc blue screen of death visited.

now, i need to replace the motherboard, and im not sure what kind to get, nor do i know how to figure out what is the best compatible board for my system.

below is the original config. i'd really like to try to reuse the video card and the RAM. i run winXP Pro. this is not my primary computer (im both mac & pc) but i have no patience for slow processing, so i need to balance performance with price.

any motherboard suggestions? any upgrade suggestions?

orig config (purchased at zipzoomfly, ignore the UPC codes at the front)
111002 Sony FD MPF920Z161/131 1.44MB 3.5in Floppy Disk Drive (Beige)
145006 Logisys CS888UVBL Assembled UV Blue Acrylic Case (Clear)
90012 Corsair CMSS512MB-400 512MB DDR400 PC3200 Memory
241158 MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum nForce4 Ultra Athlon 64 Skt939 DDR ATX Motherboard w/Audio, Gigabit LAN, RAID/Serial ATA
324539 Asus Extreme AX800XL/2DTV Radeon X800XL PCI Express 256MB DDR Video Card w/TV-Out, Dual-DVI & VIVO
172429-2 Sony DRU-720A Internal Double Layer DVD+RW Drive

80717-1 AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Processor (ClawHammer) Socket 939
90012 Corsair CMSS512MB-400 512MB DDR400 PC3200 Memory (x4 = 2 GB)

A:** need motherboard recommendation **

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What kind of motherboards do you guys recommend? I am looking at the Soyo KT400. What else is there? I am looking for something with at least 3 DDR RAM slots.


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I dont wanna spend more than 200 bucks on a board. All I've found was:

Asus P5K-E for 160 bucks on newegg
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4
Abit IP35 PRO

whats the best choice people? please help me i'm ready to shoot myself over the choices.

A:Need a motherboard recommendation

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Thinking about this one:


SAPPHIRE 100146L Radeon X1600XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Supported Video Card.

The person doesn't do gaming and just wants to do some video eidting, but nothing intense, so I'm just looking for dcent lower to mid range card recommendations.

A:Decent Video Card Recommendation for Asus A8R-MVP Mobo ?

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hey guys i just wanted to gather some opinions of this motherboard before i purchase it... i have done exhaustive research and it seems as if this is the one for me. thanks for your help!

EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1

A:Solved: motherboard recommendation

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hi !

My motherboard has gone on the blink and i have decided to take a gigabyte mb, but the choice is so very confusing and so many chipsets that i would need some help to decide.
firstly can someone explain the different chipsets for the socket 775 as well as the advantages and the reviews , if you could point to some other website it would do fine ..........
My main requirement is that it should be a stable board , I do not overclock although i do game quite a bit.
My preference is an atx board.

any help would be appreciated


my config
xfx 680i lt sli, c2d e6750, 2gb ram, ati 4850, 320 sata hdd, psu vx 450 corsair

A:Solved: MotherBoard Recommendation !

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Hi all I need a recommendation for a new motherboard and CPU suitable to run Win 7 x86 (32bit)

I need the following:-

1. If possible a dual monitor output, with separate feeds to monitors ( not the same single feed to both.) This saves adding a separate dual monitor graphics card.
2. micro ATX to fit existing case.
3. At least 4mb memory as I have been told is the max allowed by win7 x86.
4. Suitable to view HD video playback.
5. Fast enough to run trading software such as TD ameritrade etc.

I have tried looking at the board manufacturers but have been lost with what chip set is best and all the different CPU AMD and Intell types.

I would appreciate any input in this area, I have even looked a a new machine but they all now come with Win 8 which I have trouble using on a desk top I prefer to stick with Win7 for now.


A:Need recommendation for new motherboard and CPU for win7 x86

Well Bob depends mate on what you can afford. Myself I woyuld just go the whole hog and build because you said you had looked at prebuilts. Does it have to a very small set up?

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Hi, i posted a thread a while ago a tad similar to this one, but it wasn't really specific and I didn't really feel like I explained what I meant well..

Basically, I want to upgrade my computer, make it a tad faster. I personally think I could do with a CPU upgrade, maybe you might think different..

Also, If i do go to upgrade my CPU, which will work accordingly with my motherboard, because i have no idea about this motherboard/cpu correlation, and how you know if the motherboard will handle the CPU..

Also, i'm running windows 7 64-bit and i only have 3.25gb available RAM, wondering if someone could tell me what's up with that? I've tried to alter settings in the BIOS, to deal with it , but there seems to be nothing available.

This is my stats, via Speccy:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 64-bit
Intel Pentium D 820
SmithField 90nm Technology
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)
Intel Corporation D945GCL (LGA 775)
Dell E193FP ([email protected])
1024MB GeForce 9500 GT (XFX Pine Group) 56 C
Hard Drives
244GB Western Digital WDC WD2500JS-22NCB1 (RAID) 35 C
Optical Drives
Line 6 UX1

Intel Pentium D 820
Cores 2
Threads 2
Name Intel Pentium D 820
Code Name SmithField
Package Socket 775 LGA
Technology 90nm
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz
Family F
Extended Family F
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A:Any experts? Need a recommendation for CPU/RAM/Motherboard etc

thinking perhaps my RAM is faulty, it's about 4 years old.

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I have a biostar n68s3b motherboard and on the manufacturers website it states my motherboards "recommended" tdp is 95. Does this mean anything over 95 tdp will not work, lets take the phenom ii x 4 965 125. Will this cpu work on my motherboard but be above recommendation or will it not work at all. I have also seen the same model cpu in 3 different tdp versions. Also do unlocked cpu have variable tdp. For example if I change the mhz on a cpu wouldnt what increase the tdp as well? and if so would a cpu rated 95 w on its manufacturers website be accurate if the cpu is unlockable. sorry if im wording this bad but ill give it a try. lets say i put a "unlockable" 95 w cpu in my motherboard that's rated for a 95 w cpu. If i overclock it wouldn't that bring the tdp/w over 95 w and if it does wouldn't that cause interruptions on a motherboard rated for only 95 w?

A:Are motherboard tdp/w a recommendation or a requirement ??

The TDP is the 'recommended' maximum power the Cpu should run at. If that figure is exceeded, either because the Cpu itself has a higher TDP rating or it's overclocked, it can cause overheating of the Cpu and/or of the VRMs (Voltage Regulator Modules) which supply power to the Cpu.

In your question that 965 TDP 125 Watt Cpu would work but if it runs near 100% for long enough (a few minutes) it could get hot enough to throttle back to a slower speed or even shut down the PC. Plus it could overheat the VRMs which would damage the motherboard.

Basically you need a motherboard that can supply enough power to the Cpu and Cpu cooling that can keep the Cpu temperature low enough to stop the Cpu from slowing down or switching the PC off.

Some Cpus have different versions with different TDP ratings.

See here for a list of Cpus compatible with your motherboard (all are TDP 95W or less) :-

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Hi team,

I am looking for your recommendation for a firewire addon card for an Asus z87pro mobo. I wish to attach a firewire Tc Electronic Powercore FireWire Rack Mount. if any of you out there have this mobo and are happily running a firewire device via a firewire card. please let me know which fw addon card you are using an what your experience is when using it/problems , etc.


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Do not despair I have windows 8 on another machine but I need ubuntu. The easiest way I can do this is by replacing windows 7 on my old netbook. I have tried 3 different usb sticks and an sd card with the ubuntu.iso on it but it does not get recognised. I have changed the boot priority in Bios but nothing is picked up. I have tried different versions of the ubuntu.iso file. I have tried everything I can think of.
Please would anyone be able to help?
I have verified all the usb and sd card ports are working but do not get picked up when booting.
Anyway any help at all is most welcome.

A:Replacing windows 7 help on an Asus

Hi gravitate, Welcome to the forums , You have made the usb sticks bootable ? Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

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Which one do you think is better?


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My mobo recently went the way of the dodo and I am going to have to replace it. I am keeping everything the same. I am replacing the mobo with an exact duplicate (not upgrading). I am using retail purchased OS software (Vista Ultimate 64-bit). I am not using an OEM computer (I built it myself).

My question is: what do I need to do and how is it going to work?

A:replacing a motherboard

Slap it back together the way it was with the new mobo and reinstall your OS.

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Hi guys
A couple months ago my old desktop PC broke down, the fault belonged to the motherboard which has burned out. I know it may sound dumb to say I don't know the motherboard model but I've looked all over the motherboard itself and found no intelligible model numbers. Anyway I was hoping that you guys could help me out picking out a replacement as I'm having some difficulty doing so. I don't want to build it from scratch but rather use the components that are still in good condition.

PC specs
Model - Aspire M7300
OS - Windows Vista 64-bit
6gb RAM
750gb storage
VGA - ATI Radeon 4850 HD 1024mb

Motherboard specs
AMD Phenom ii x3 710 triple core processor
Other unknown

suggested motherboard? http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/motherboardbundles/mbb-5502a.html

Many thanks

A:Replacing a motherboard

The item you have linked is not just a motherboard, it is a motherboard, CPU and memory (RAM) bundle.

Since you already have a CPU and memory (both of which are more powerful than the bundled ones) you definitely don't want to be going with that.

The motherboard you will need is an AMD socket AM3 or AM3+

These are the AM3+ boards on the website you linked.




However, before I make a recommendation, I need to know what the computer will be used for (gaming, everyday web browsing ect).

Also, changing a motherboard is quite a task, and may be especially hard on an ACER box like you have. You will end up having to get some new thermal paste for your CPU heatsink (or a new heatsink), and possibly a new copy of windows. It doen't seem like you know a whole lot about PC's, so your going to have to do some research before attempting this.

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I was told by my network people that I have to replace my motherboard. If I was to do it myself, would it be easy or would I need to have someone who knows what they are doing to do it?

A:Replacing Motherboard

It really depends on your experience level with computers. A few things you need to consider.

Can you get exactly the same model motherboard? If not, you may have to re-install your OS (worst case).

If you can't get the same model motherboard (things go out of date real fast), do you know how to determine the right kind of motherboard that will be compatible with your system's components - memory, CPU, AGP, etc.

How comfortable are you with monkeying around with electronic components? Have you swapped out a video or other interface card in your PC? Have you installed a hard drive or memory chips? Have you ever installed a CPU and heatsink? If you haven't done any of those, you might want to be cautious about tackling a mobo replacement.

Take a look at this to see what's involved: http://www.theeldergeek.com/replace_motherboard.htm

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Here's my current config:
I'm able to get a pretty good deal on a motherboard/CPU upgrade: an Asus P5VDC-MX Via Socket 775 MicroATX Motherboard with an Intel Celeron 346 3.06GHz OEM Processor.

First off, I'm wondering if this MB/CPU setup is good (it has a high customer rating for a fairly inexpensive alternative to P4 and Athlon 64).
Secondly, and most importantly, I'm wondering if I will be able to install the new MB/CPU into my current setup without any problems. How easy is it to replace the MB/CPU? How easy to reconnect all drives, chips, etc , and have them remain operational? What steps are involved in such an operation? Am I better of getting an expert to do it?

Any guidance would be appreciated.

A:Replacing my motherboard/CPU

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This might sound like a stupid question but would it be possible to get a motherboard with a gpu and replace it with the one that's already in the laptop?

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Hi,Possible but not recommended.Upgrading motherboard is very very very costly which includes the part cost, labour charges, BIOS tattooing etc. You also have to change heat sink along with the upgrade.I would suggest you to buy new notebook with dedicated graphics.Specs: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c05323551Manual: Page 48-49http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05273198RegardsVisruth

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I have an IBM A21P laptop that is approx 5 years old. It died suddenly as I was getting ready for a business trip. Had it looked at today and they said it is the motherboard. I have looked at the IBM/Lenovo sites and cannot find any information about "motherboards". How can I find out approximately what a new part will cost? I want to do some research before I have someone fix it. Paid almost $4,000 for this laptop, so I hate to just trash it. Obviously I can call computer repair people and get their labor rates, but I need to find out what is reasonable for this part. Can you help me out. Thanks,

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The motherboard is not a "part" in a laptop. It essentially is the laptop.

You'll find a motherboard for a laptop, any laptop, will exceed the cost of a new similar laptop when labor is factored.

I've never seen a laptop motherboard replaced by anyone, never heard of it either.

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I am RMAing a bad motherboard, when I get the replacement will my windows XP currently intalled on my hardisk regect the new motherboard if it is an identical replacement? Does the serial # on the windows copy tie into a serial # on the board?

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in theory it shouldnt..because the chipest, cpu, drivers, tc.. would be the same..I doubt it but its a possibility
I cant think of a way the OS would differentiate between two diffrent yet same motherboards

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I'm about to replace my current motherboard later today so I'm looking for some last minute pointers as to the success of this operation.

Essentially, what has happened is that my ABit motherboard developed a fault with its AGP slot and the fan stopped... thus I've been left to pay games on my laptop, and laptops are far from the best gaming machines... so I finally picked up a replacement PC Chips motherboard today and I just want to remove my ABit motherboard, and reconnect everything to my new motherboard...

Its a self built PC so there are no tie ins as with the branded ones but will the fact that my motherboard is not being replaced with the same model and brand prevent me from simply switching the boards over and booting up to return to a life of gaming?

I decided a smart thing to do would be pick up a 500GB external HD today also just to back up the essentials which I've got across my HDs in case I end up in a position where a formatting is called for...

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First of all I would not replace an abit board with something made by pcchips; you will not be happy with the result. Pcchips is at the bottom of motherboard mfg in quality.

You cannot swap a mb with an nt based os and expect it to boot. It MAY if the chipset is the same ie nvidia to nvidia, via to via, etc.
A clean install of the os would be the best way to go, however if you really do not want to do the install it is possible to swap boards without clean installing.

Post back if you want detailed instructions on how to swap boards without a clean install.

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Hi i was hoping to get some advise since i am in a tough jam.

I am wanting to replace my motherboard, cpu and memory in my pc. I currently have some software saved on my comp. that i dont want to loose such as adobe master collection cs5 and rosetta stone. If i do a clean install how do I backup this software to transfer it after installing a new motherboard? The reason I am so uneasy about this is because Im not sure if i will lose the product keys and how i would go about getting them back if i did. I have all the discs for my rosetta stone and the product key on the manuel but i know i dont have the product key to re activate my windows 7 if i need it. Can anyone give me some advise on what should be my first step at least because i am completley lost and would considr myself a greenhorn in stuff like this but wanting to learn.

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Simply reinstall your software after reinstalling Windows. Use the product keys from the manuals / packaging for Rosetta Stone and CS5.
You might be able to get your Windows licence key using a licence recovery program such as Jellybean or something like that.

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If you need to replace the motherboard (Asus A8N-E) for a new one (not sure which type, as long as it's compatible with the other hardware) do you need to reinstall windows (win xp) as well?

I've been using the motherboard for while now, with the broken chipset fan, and there are some problems (frequent interruptions). I would like to check if the motherboard is still functioning properly, is that possible? So that I know if I have to replace the chipset fan only or the motherboard.

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The replacment board has to be the same ,bios ect

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Hey guys, i still have my Intel Pentium D 805. I have my main gaming rig, which is the Quad Q8300, and my secondary rig which is the emachine Intel e5400 system. I want to have a final rig, the 3rd rig, so instead of buying another rig lol, i want to replace the MB in the Intel Pentium D 805 system, i was told that this is my rig:



Now, recently i bought a brand new WD 500GB Internal HD, a sata connector molex thing, and some sata cords, because i have no plans to change the 300 watts PSU in it, but i need those 2 things to make my sata hd work. Anyways , i am looking to replace the MB, but wanted to know, my mb is a micro atx , can i replace it with any micro atx mb?

If you can find a simple mb that would be nice, anything better then this pentium d 805 system, also the fsb is low, so i am looking for a powerful single core or a different dual core, or triple core, etc.

Price range, 35 bucks and up , limit to 200.


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you can get this

Combo Deal AMD Athlon II X2 255 Regor 3.1GHz & MSI 785GM-E51 AM3 $144.98

RAM - Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 $48.99

Subtotal: $193.97

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I probably missed seeing this in other threads. But here goes anyway. This particular word station is Windows 10 Pro upgraded from 8.1 Pro, I have not upgraded to the AU Upgrade. I have proprietary that I just haven't had time to see how it will work we don't expect an upgrade on that until Spring so that's that.

The mother board crashed over the weekend I'm replacing with a similar Motherboard Old Asus Z97 Pro-Gamer new Asus Z97 A/USB3.1, very similar.

All hardware going back in, is he same CPU RAM VIDEO Card The only thing changing is he MB

My plan is to hook it up and see what happens? I have done the same with windows XP and 7 I expect it to go well? I have Images backed up with MR if I have failure then Restore MR Image Using Redeploy to different hardware. I guess I'll have to Phone call to get it to Activate?

Any advise greatly appreciated

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Sounds like you've got everything right. Windows 10 is very tolerant of being moved to new hardware, and you will probably have to call Microsoft for help with activating. If you had upgraded to the Anniversary Edition then the digital license linked to a Microsoft Account and the built-in activation troubleshooter would probably save you the phone call - but since you didn't, have to call.

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Hello All,

Has anyone replaced a motherboard on an XP Pro system and tried the "Repair Installation" (the 2nd one) and avoided a formatting and OS install?

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Unfortunately this does not work on most systems. You must do a clean install with your new motherboard to have the correct chipset drivers in there. Seems as you have only limited options:

1) Do a clean format and install of the OS

2) Do a clean install on another hard drive and set what you have as a slave so you can copy what is needed to save the data.

3) If you can boot to safe mode (I was told by a friend this works, have never tried it), then you can delete chipset drivers and install new ones when you reboot. Might be worth a try.

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I would like to thank anyone ahead of time who answers this thread to help me out.

I have an compaq presario sr 1620nx and the motherboard is out of commission due to a power surge. I took it to circut city and that is what they told me.

I have pictures on this computer and would also like to have it up and running to use.

I ordered the motherboard and have it here.

So I think my problem now is I need an xp disc when I fix this thing or what should I do. I do not want to have to buy an xp disc. If I do will the pictures still be on it.

My other option is to make the hard drive an external one for my laptop and put the pictures on that and start saving for another desktop.

p. s. This will be my first attempt at working on computer hardware ever.

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You are going to need an XP disk, there really isn't a way around that unless the motherboard you ordered is identical, or very close to what died. If that IS the case, just slap the new board in the case, hook everything up, and hope for the best.

Now, if you could get an XP disk, you can do a repair install, and there are even more advanced methods to increase the chances of this working well. I really don't recommend doing any sort of repair, just a clean install, others on this board though have done it successfully many times, so if you can get an XP cd it might be worth listening to them on how to do it.

I think your best bet is to get an external enclosure if you need the pictures immediately.

I don't see much of a way you can get a working XP with a new motherboard without an XP disk.

If you go the external enclosure route you can get all your documents and pictures and stuff off of the drive, then a clean install of XP whenever you get a disk. An alternative is to pick up another internal drive and install XP to that, then hook up your old disk. It is probably going to be cheaper to do it with an external enclosure.

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I just replaced my old ECS motherboard and Celeron D 2.93ghz CPU with a Chaintech Mobo and a AMD Athalon 64 3000+ venice cpu (socket 939). Now if I just hooked it up to my old hardrives and other hardware that still remained the same, would I have to re-install windows? I know a good amount about computer but I have never run into this situation. I am just wondering if I should get all my MP3's and important stuff off of there and just do a complete re-install. If I can just plug in and go, that would kick lots of ***.

Im going to have to re-install everything anyway to make way for WIN pro 64x....

But in the end, can I just replace motherboard, boot up and things be cool?

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In most cases, if you boot up from the XP Cd and choose the windows REPAIR function, it will change the necessary drivers to run your system without having to completely reinstall everything.

But it is a gamble. You should ABSOLUTELY back everything up ahead of time.

Some good reading for you:

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I have a motherboard with an Sis chipset that is totally incompatible with all of my music software applications. I need to purchase a new motherboard but do not have 60 bucks an hour to pay the tech stores in town fo rinstallation. Is the process for installing a new motherboard simple and would any of you recommend that a true computer novice try to tackle a job like this. I am very meticulous and detail-oriented so following the instructions will not be a problem, but is there a lot of other information that is necessary (i.e. tests, etc...) to insure that the hardware is installed and working properly?

Thanks in advance for all comments/suggestions.


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