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Want to replace my motherboard, processor, and ram need help.

Q: Want to replace my motherboard, processor, and ram need help.

Hi, I want to update my system. Im hoping to get a new motherboard, processor, and ram. im hoping for the ram to be 2048mb and the processor to be around 2.4ghz. also if the videocard could be agp on the motherboard that would be great, because i have an atx x800 xt and just got it a while back and it was very expensive, but if i need to replace that i could just sell it on ebay. i posted some screen shots at the bottem (from cpuz) so you can see evry detail about my pc. thanks so much -Nick

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A: Want to replace my motherboard, processor, and ram need help.

you have another post stating that you want to get another socket-754 processor for you existing motherboard.

now this post states that you want to get a new mobo too?

honestly I would not suggest getting another processor for a socket-754 system because it will still be bottlenecked by the slower hypertransport bus and single channel ram.

if you still want to use your AGP card and still have the ability to uprade to PCI-E in the future, consider this mobo I used it myself until a month ago and it worked great. and it has gotten very good reviews. it also lets you upgrade to AM2 when it eventually is worth it to do so (i.e. K8L)

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I am try to test a Intel Celron 733 (66Mertz) on a Compaq DeskPro EN Small Form Factor with 370 socket (FSB is 100Mertz for Pentium III 500). Bacause Celron is running under 66 Mertz. Will it fry the Processor? Will the motherboard is smart enough to downspeed it to run 66Mertz? I read the Compaq manual that the motherboard it will support both 66/100Mertz. That is another SW to set the Processor Multiper. What multiplier should I use ?

Thanks for the help inadvance.

A:Replace Processor on Motherboard

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Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.60 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: TriGem Computer, Inc. Imperial 1.01
BIOS: Phoenix 6.00 09/16/2003

Is it possible to put a new/better processor on thes motherboard? Any suggestions?
Thanx, xroads

A:Can I replace Processor on motherboard?

Sure its possible.

What processor are you looking to upgrade to? If you are upgrading to a p4, you should make sure your mobo supports that processor. Give me a little more info on what you are trying to upgrade to. Do you have the mobo book. It should say what processors it supports.

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Like the heading states, I am wanting to replace the motherboard in mycHP Pavilion p6140f Desktopwith a motherboard that will take an i7 processor, so that I can do better graphics work on my computer. I already have an NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 graphics card and 8gb or DDR2 RAM I just want to upgrade the computer itself to run everything smoother and faster. Can anyone give me some advice?

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What if I replace the motherboard with the exact same model BUT change processors? Will I have any issues?
Was in the process of updating the bios. Not sure what I did wrong but it's dead. Have to send it back to super micro. I ordered an identical motherboard. But was updating the bios so I could switch from a quad core westmere chip to a hex.
Everything I have read states the OS is married to the motherboard (Win7 64 OEM). So if I get away with no issues from the motherboard swap, will the processor swap give me issues.
My system is a dual boot ubuntu 64/Win7 setup. I don't want to reinstall if I can help it. Advice would be appreciated.

(thanks admins for correcting this. Didn't mean to hijack that other thread)

A:Replace motherboard with exact same model BUT change processor?

you should not have any problems with Win7 even if its an OEM version. MS can reset if you have to call don't worry, just call them and explain what happened they are not going to crawl through the phone line and tear your head off or anything.

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The motherboard on my envy 17t-k200 needs to be replaced.  The part number installed on the refurbished machine is 793272-501.  I have found a motherboard, part number 794984-001.  Is 794984-001 compatible with my envy 17t-k200? 

A:can i replace motherboard 793272-501 with motherboard 794984...

Hi, Yes as you can see on the list:      http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=794984-001 Regards.

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I have a hp pavillion hpe h8-1000zMotherboard H-R5880-uATXProcessor AMD Phenom II x6 1065T Is there a that I can upgrade to without having to upgrade the motherboard as well?  Or is this the best processor for this unit?

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i have a 2 year old xp computer and i would like to replace its processor. i have already replaced the ram from 1GB to 4GB and i would now loike to change the processor.
my current processor is an Intel Pentium 4 HT 3.2 GHz single core processor. i would like to upgrade it to a quad core.how would i do this?

where would i find processors, are they easy to install and MOST IMPORTANTLY: can i make this upgrade?
Pentium 4 HT 3.2GHz single core processor.
windows XP 32 bit.
160 GB HDD.
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 graphics card.

help on this is much appreciated. ;D

A:How do i replace processor?

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  I am thinking of upgrading my good old 4520s. I was wondering whether if it is possible to replace the processor for a better one. Currently there is an Intel i3-330M installed and I dont know if there are compatible processors as replacement for this notebook. Is there someone who has tried to swap the processor in 4520s?  As a second thought and question concerns SSD. Do you think it is okay to invest a little money into this 6-4 year-old machine or I shall save up for a better notebook? Even though it is an older machine, still works great - I maxed the RAM out to 8GB dual channel and had to replace the HDD a few years ago but anyways everything else inside is untouched so far.Thanks in advance.

A:Is it possible to replace the processor in an Hp probook 452...

Yes a processor upgrade is feasible: i5-540M, 2.53-GHz, 3-MB cache 594188-001i7-620M, 2.26-GHz, 4-MB cache 587259-001 Above are the 2 fastest compatible processors.  Link to download Service Manual See p. 83 for "how-to". Processor upgrade will also give you a chance to clean up in there and install new thermal compound which will keep the system cooling itself effectively.  Here is the i5 on eBay which I think would be a better choice than the i7.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-i5-540M-2-53GHz-3M-2-5GT-s-Turbo-3-06GHz-Laptop-CPU-SLBPG-IBM-60y... Even the i7 is not too expensive: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-i7-620M-2-66GHz-4M-Dual-Core-Processor-SLBPD-/282237923920?hash=i... If you can do the labor yourself I think it makes sense to drop another $40 or so into the laptop. The i5 or the i7 would be a significant upgrade and, as long as you don't need "newfangled" stuff like USB 3.0 you should get another couple years out of it. The HP enterprise laptops are like a good used Mercedes Benz...still going strong with 250,000 on the odometer. You can make a case for having one of those over a newer Chevrolet or Honda Accord.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.   

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Hi , 

With recent upgrade of Windows 10 upgrade, my computer XPS 2710 totally black out.  I have been told that mother board is gone and have to replace. With the replacement Mother Board , I think I am required to re-install the Windows 8  and I think it will ask for a Product key , since it is a replacement mother board. Please advise, with the faulty motherboard, forced to replace the Motherboard. how will be go with the reinstallation of Windows 8.   With so many details in the forum about the faulty motherboard of XPS 2710 just because of the Windows 10 upgrade. I am planning to fall back to Window 8 with the replacement mother board, pleaser advise.


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My volunteer fire company has a Dell "OptiPlex" model GX240 computer system with only a 1.70gh Intel Pentium 4 processor. It is so slow! [I am used to my 2.8gh!] Is it possible and advantageous to go to a better processor? Would other hardware have to be replaced?

The OS is "98 SE".
Thanks, {redoak}

A:Solved: Replace processor with faster one possible?

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Ok so my computer doesn't emit a monitor signal and turns itself off most of the time after 30 seconds this is after reapplying thermal paste because it shut itself down a couple of times from overheating. Done a couple of tests and I think the cpu is dead or the motherboard.

I have

Asus p5b-vm se
corsair 2gb ram
ati hd2900xt
intel q6600

Should I replace the broken cpu (bearing in mind it could still be the mobo possibly)

Or should I just replace the cpu, mobo and get some new ram while I'm at it to be up to date?

I'm just thinking that if i replace the cpu i might find out that it's actually the mobo that's broken and also if it is the chip and I replace it, how long before I upgrade anyway?

What processor would be a good upgrade? I've been using tomshardware charts but not sure really what kind of scores in what areas I'm looking for. I'll be using cpu-upgrade.com anyway to find out what mobo I need to get if I upgrade.

Thanks in advance guys!

A:Not sure - replace processor or upgrade completely?

try this:
Download this bootable CD image: http://soft-best.net/software/utilities_tools/1314-utility-cdrrw-8cm-v2100-bootable-iso.html

boot the cd, go to Hardware test section and run the eurosoft tests.
its a comprehensive set of tests for all your hardware. you will then know what is causing the problem. (use winrar to extract the image, you only need to download the three parts from one of the sites)

I reccommend that you only perform the Non Distructive tests.

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OK, I did a really stupid thing. I was cleaning the inside of the case and broke a pin on the processor on my PowerSpec. I am SO upset with myself! I don't suppose it's still usable?

I want to replace the processor since all my data and apps and utils etc. are set up just the way I wanted. The PowerSpec has Win XP Pro.

I tried the cheapest save: I put the HD from the PowerSpec on the eMachine as the slave. eMachine running Win XP home. I can see a lot BUT I can't get to my docs. I THINK it's because I was running as Administrator with a password on the PowerSpec. I tried to create an Administrator user on the eMachine but it said the Admin account was already present. I can't see it. I have Admin rights on both (machines? OS? HD?).

But I'd much rather get the PowerSpec running again. I was told by a techie the motherboard probably got fried so if I buy a new processor I would be throwing away my money. I don't have a lot of that. He suggested putting Linux Ubuntu (with?) NTFS-3G. He said I'd be able to get all my data, even if it's password protected. I'm a little nervous doing that since I've heard Linux is complicated to install and I'm not familiar with the commands. And besides, I want the PowerSpec back!

So, all that to preface my questions. I did TWO days!!!! of research. The board is Intel D865PERC.

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A:Replace processor on PowerSpec 9261

Replace a dead processor to get Hard Drive data or just that you like the old machine

Ok. I don't know why none of you responded. I would have thought you had that knowledge at your fingertips.

It took another two days but I found that the only thing you really need to match is the socket type and chipset. For what I was doing, the socket 478 supported chipset 865PE so that was ok.

You can get the socket type off the motherboard or just by inspection by someone knowledgable. Or if you have any BIOS data you can look it up.

Discretionary is the clock (processor) speed, the cache, the bus speed, max temp...
But faster IS better.

To get to old hard drive data, in general any machine running the same OS ought to work. But in the case of XP, I found since I had a password OR because I was trying a HD with XP Pro as slave and a machine running XP Home, I could not get to my data.

I never tried the Linux solution in my original post. That would have only gotten me the data though, and NOT the setup it took so long to build up just the way I wanted it.

Intel has a processor finder that is helpful. Terminology varies upon manufacturer and common usage. It's confusing. Articles I found helpful can be found at

the intel product comparison chart
and Motherboards.org

So to find what I wanted I used Excel to build a spreadsheet of (Intel terminology) sSpec, SOCK... Read more

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Hello guys, I am wondering if It possible for me to change my laptop processor. Anyway there is several model of Lenovo G400 that used different processor as you can see here (Lenovo G400 Laptop | Entry-Level Laptop from Lenovo | Lenovo UAE, and mine have Intel Celeron 1005M. Is it possible to change this laptop processor for example to the one listed on the website like Intel i3-3130M? And yes, are they soldered to the motherboard? Or Do I need to replace the motherboard as well?
Thank you in advance. Any help is always appreciated. Of course sorry my bad English

A:Is it possible to change or replace laptop processor

Nope. Laptops are so cheap now days. You could buy a new one, for the price of a motherboard for the current laptop. The Celeron CPU is actually a downgraded CPU (say i2 or Core-Duo). Biggest scam was when P4's were considered high end, but the budget systems had the word "Celeron" in it. So people figured that the CPU was garbage.

I all that the laptop is being used for is Web Browsing, email, looking at PDF's, occasional documents, online streaming, the current one will be fine.

You can use CPU-Z to find out the actually Factory "die" that Current CPU is. CPU-Z | Softwares | CPUID

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This CPU Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 (AW80581ZH061003) SLB5J CPU 1066/2.53 GHz  is compatible with Intel® Pentium® Processor T4300 (1M Cache, 2.10 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) and mainboard Intel Chipset GM 45 ?My current CPU is  Intel® Pentium® Processor T4300 (1M Cache, 2.10 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)Mainboard  Specification:Manufacturer: AcerModel:JV50Chipset:Intel GM45/GM47Southbridge: Intel 82801IM (ICH9-M)The back on my laptop:Aspire 5738ZG-434G32MnS/N;LXPF30206394341C652000SNID;94326941320 Best regards,Catalin

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Prompt, which processors can be put on C650D-10K.
I is a single core, I would like to at least two.
Thank you in advance.

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This CPU Intel® Core?2 Duo Processor T9900 (6M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)  is compatible with Intel® Pentium® Processor T4300 (1M Cache, 2.10 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) and mainboard Intel Chipset GM 45 ?My current CPU is  Intel® Pentium® Processor T4300 (1M Cache, 2.10 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)Mainboard  Specification:Manufacturer: AcerModel:JV50Chipset:Intel GM45/GM47Southbridge: Intel 82801IM (ICH9-M)The back on my laptop:Aspire 5738ZG-434G32MnS/N;LXPF30206394341C652000SNID;94326941320 Best regards,Catalin

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My motherboard recently died and I don't know much about motherboards so I was wondering if the motherboard I found can be used to replace my old one.
New Motherboard
Old Motherboard
Thank you!

A:Can I Replace my Motherboard with this one?

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If replaced original Foxconn N15235 motherboard (2007):
chipset P4M890
Southbridge VT8237A
CPU quadcore Q6600 2.4 GHz (socket LGA 775)
with this one:
Asus P5KPL-AM rev. 1.02g
Chipset ? Intel? G31 Intel ICH7
FSB ? 1600*/1333/1066/800 MHz (*1600 is overclock speed)
With the same ram and CPU, Windows 10 is able to start?
Of course afterwards It will necessary to reinstall driver.

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Hello my friendsLook for Lenovo's Callo address in LebanonI want to repair my G50 laptopMotherboard has broken how can I switch and repair the device??

A:Motherboard G50 replace

Hi TahaAlokla,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
If you need help with the repair, you can call in technical support.
TechnoMania: +961-1-514 0031283(Inside Lebanon)
9:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday
You can also use this locator or check here for the other repair centers.

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Hello, i got some problems with my notebook motherboard and it needs to be replaced, i just wanna make sure that im looking for the right motherboard model. My notebook is a HP Pavilion 17, amd a8 beatsaudio. I found these in amazon: https://www.amazon.com/762526-501-15-P-15Z-P-Motherboard-DAY22AMB6E0/dp/B01IY3ZTDM/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?... and i wanna know if this one works for my notebook, thanks.

A:Motherboard replace

Hello @AReiser,  There are muliple models in HP pavilion 17 Series. Please reply to this post with complete Model and Product Number of your Notebook Click the below link for a guide on locating this information:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee  

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So I have been out of the loop on PCs and particular gaming PCs for a while. However yesterday I have found out my current PC which I built has decided to start failing on its RAM slots which is never good. It's sometimes POSTs and other does not

So my question is two phase can anyone recommend a good 775 chip set mother board that supports DDR3 RAM so I can try and get this PC working again. My current board is an Asus P5kc which is running an adapted 3.33 Xeon CPU X5470 I think


A good motherboard / CPU combo that I could buy. My video card is old it's a Radeon 5850 so will might need to look for one of those but I have a good PSU and case (ATX ) and 3 HDD one of which is SSD. So looking at what is out there now.

Any advice or tips is good looking at Max budget of £500 for rebuild and about £60 for 775 motherboard ( that bios would support a Xeon)


A:New PC or replace old 775 motherboard

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Hello guys, i have this notebook: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-17-f000-notebook-pc-series/6936220/drivers wich i need to replace the motherboard cuz it's not working anymore... can you help me telling what motherboard exactly should i buy? and where i can find it in the internet (amazon, ebay)

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Running XP Pro, If I replace the motherboard, will I have to reinstall XP? I am tyring to do this as painless as possible. If there is a way, Please help.

A:Need To Replace Motherboard

It's always best to do a clean install of your OS when changing the motherboard in order to prevent any sort of driver / hardware conflict.

However, there are ways to avoid a full install of the OS. Read through the following links:



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I need help badly ?

I have two very annoying intermittent problems with my Windows 7 PC that I built myself back in September 2014. This is my first build. I think both issues are related.
1-Unexpected reboots.
All of a sudden, my PC reboots by itself. All temps are OK. No overheating issues in Speccy. I tried to to put in good quality parts and avoid cable clutter with good cable management when I built that PC.

This build is for general computing only (Internet, email, watching movies, burning CD/DVD, listening to music, paying bills, submitting income taxes online etc...You get the picture, I'm sure).

No gaming, no video editing, nothing very demanding.

2- When I try to reboot, I get no signal to the monitor. The PSU (Seasonic M1211 bronze evo 520w) is turning, fans are turning (all of them, without exception).

Once, in an attempt to get the PC back on, I shut the PC down for about 20 minutes and the PC started normally after. Then it was OK for a while (could be a week, 2-3 weeks--it happens occasionnally) before it happens again upon rebooting.

Another time, I waited about 20 minutes but the PC would not start after. I pulled out the power cords of the monitor (Acer G235H), and that of the PSU and turned off the PSU switch in the back of PSU. Then I plugged everything back, turned the PSU switch back to on and the PC rebooted normally. Just do not know what the problem is. It is very annoying and hard to diagnose because the problem is intermittent. I che... Read more

A:Do I need to replace the motherboard ?

How long did you run Memtest for? One pass or multiple passes? Have you checked Event Viewer for errors? Are your drivers up to date? I had the same problem recently, but it had been somewhat unstable since it was built, but problem got worse over time. I tested the memory and it passed, but I kept getting BSOD with memory error references. I ended up changing the memory and so far its been running smooth, not one single BSOD or errors in the Event Viewer. I guess my memory chip just wasn't playing nice with the MoBo.

As for some of your questions. If you purchase the same exact board, in theory, it should boot up as normal with no need to do anything else.

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I have an HP Pavilion Elite i7-920 quad core processor; (Pegatron) Truckee motherboard UL8E with LGA 1366 socket; 6 (240 pin)DIMM slots; with PCI-e slots, a Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 dedicated graphics card; 1 Tb hard drive; a DVD R/RW (dual layer),and a Blu-ray player and Delta Electronics 460w PSU (Model# DPS-460 DB A). I had an issu with my computer trying to bootup after pugging it in the power supply light abd fans would come on then the fans would go off and the power light would go off. It would do this a couple of times before it shut off completely and I had to unplug the power cord. I was told my power supply unit was bad. I ordered a new power supply for my computer, however, Researching the power supply issue I was told I could trouble shoot the problem by disconnecting and removing everything but the Motherboard and CPU. After disconnecting everything from the MB,  I reconnected the ATX CPU 4 pin connector on the MB and pluged in the power supply. The green power supply light stayed on. I unplugged the computer and reconnected the 24 pin ATX power connector on the MB and imediately the green power supply light went off. With this result I have to believe the Motherboard bad and the root of my problem. Therefore I am looking to replace the Truckee UL8E motherboard HP part # 594415-001, however, HP does not offer a replacement MB. Can anyone provide information or recommend a compatible MB regarding this matter I would appreciate it, thank you.

A:Replace Motherboard

Well, being that those are getting hard to find, you might need to go to EBayhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Pavilion-Series-IPMTB-TK-Truckee-594415-001-594415-002-517194-001-Motherb... or   http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-M9000-DESKTOP-MOTHERBOARD-IPMTB-TK-TRUCKEE-594415-001-594415-002-517194-0...

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I just ordered a new Asus A7V333 motherboard and would like to replace my old ECS motherboard myself.

I know how to physically remove the old one and put in the new one but what I'd really like to know is if I need to delete any or all drivers that pertain to the old motherboard (audio driver and such).

Any other advice to make the transition any smoother would also be greatly appreciated.


A:How to replace a motherboard

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My system is 4 years old.

The motherboard is a MSI - MS 6585
Chipset SiS 648
ATX Form Factor.
CPU - Socket 478 for P4 processors (Willimate 478 and Northwood 478)
with 400/533 MHz (100/133Mhz QDIR)

Mine is a 2.8 GHz

I have 1GB of RAM - PC2700

I cannot seem to find a replacement mobo.


This is my first time changing a mobo.

Because my CPU and chipset are as above - am I restricted to what
replacement board I buy?

In other words, do I have to locate a motherboard with the
exact specs as my old board has?

Or can I upgrade to a more modern one.

I'm really in the dark here - any help would be appriciated.

Thanks, Stephen

A:Best way to replace 4 yr old Motherboard?

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Hello I have emptied a full glass of water into my laptop. I've send it to repair and they concluded that the motherboard is dead, and the price for a new motherboard is more than the price I payed for the laptop from the beginning. My last option is to replace the motherboard with a used one myself, and so I will. Now to the question: Can I use an other motherbord than EXACTLY the model in my laptop? I have done a lot of research, and it looks like most Y50-70 motherboards are identical. My y50-70Model Name: 20378S/N: CB34625474CPU: INTEL CORE I5 4200H 2.80GHZGFX: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860m The motherboard in my dead laptop is 5B20F78766. SHOULD it then be the EXACT same model (5B20F78766) i replace it with?orCan I replace it with any y50-70 motherboard (for example with i7 and GTX 960m)?or Can I replace with an other motherboard with the same Model Name (20378) but better specs? I hope you guys can help me out here

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Long story short, I spilled some liquids onto my PC. The problem at first seemed to be my PSU which at the time was a RM750. So I replaced it with the RM850, when i tried booting it up i had a black screen but everything else turned on. No motherboard or any type of screen appeared everything else seemed to be running fans,liquid cooler, gpu however my mouse and keyboard wouldn't but my microphone did have a lit light on which mean it was being powered. After that i decided to replace a cable on my psu and it had a short circuit which I'm guessing fried my psu once again because a burning smell appeared but it smelled brand new similar to the psu(hopefully you understand what i mean xD) So now my psu my a clicking sound everytime i try to start it but i wont stay turned on anymore. I want to know if i should replace my motherboard and cpu or should i try changing my PSU only? And maybe recommend a build with GTX 780Ti?? Any help would be appreciated thanks.
My build:
CPU: i5 4690k
Motherboard:MSI z87-g45
RAM: 8gb Corsair Vengeance
PSU: Corsair RM850w

A:Should i replace my motherboard and CPU at this point??

What do you mean when you say "you spilled some liquid onto your PC"? Where did the liquid actually get spilled...on to what?

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I think I have damaged my motherboard - I was trying to clone a 2.5" hard disk as an upgrade for my laptop, and managed to connect the drive incorrectly to the IDE asaptor I was using. Net result is that system setup is now unable to recognize any hard disk I connect to the IDE cables, though CD/DVD drives are OK. I've tried both IDE sockets, different cables, different drives, etc, etc. So pretty sure the motherboard is damaged in some way. Luckily my normal drives are SATA so ok for now.

But my question is (unless someone has a magic fix for the above) - how do I work out what motherboard to purchase as a replacement? The system is a Dell Dimension 4600 with a 2.6GHz P4 cpu. The motherboard has the following number on it - DS/N CN-02Y832-4811367-01S0 (and AA C23142-306).

Is there anything else I should bear in mind? Will I have difficulty getting the XP license to transfer OK?

A:Think I've damaged motherboard - how to replace?

You'll have to get the exact same motherboard, which means going back to Dell or buying one on eBay. Putting non-Dell boards into a Dell can be tricky and you are not allowed to use the Dell Windows XP license with anything except the mainboard that comes or is an approved replacement for the system.

But have you tried to clear the CMOS? There should be either a button, switch, or jumper to do this. Check the Dell site. And make sure the IDE just isn't disabled in the BIOS or set to None as that can happen.

You can also add a PCI IDE controller card to replace the IDE on the mainboard.

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Hi, Today i replaced my motherboard of my hp g62 A18-ed. it's my second mb I installed. First one didn'tpower on at all. This motherboard will power on. Wifi led will blink. Fan spins for 5 sec, then stops and after10-15 sec it wil spin again. Screen stays black. Seller guaranteed that this mb is 100% ok and tested before. Tried this MB in a other G62 case, still same problem. Tested with minimum hardware. Only ram, display andpower switch. Seller advised me to use single-sided ram. I think this is not the problem. The ram I use worked on previous MB. Tried other CPU allready. Anybody a solution? Regards, Roy.

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I have a Lenovo T430 with Ubuntu with an Intel i5 processor, but the motherboard is defective and I can't power on my computer.If I buy a used motherboard from ebay where it says in the description "This unit has been tested to successfully power on and boot to the BIOS screen", all I have to do is boot the computer as normal, and then it will enter Ubuntu and I can access all my old data just as before?If the replacement motherboard doesn't include a CPU, then I can just use my previous one on the new motherboard and it'll work fine, right?I saw used motherboards with the same product number on eBay around $30-70. Is it worth it?What about paying $70 or so to the computer shop so they can repair it?If the above aren't worth it, then how can I transfer my data to a new computer? I just buy a new computer and insert the SSD from the old one into it and I'll recover everything? I don't need to erase anything if I want to resell that Lenovo (everything but the SSD and damaged motherboard)?

A:Replace motherboard or buy new laptop?

Tested to enter the BIOS is diffferent from tested and working.  There can be things wrong.  If it is listed as "used". it should be working, so you should check the seller's return policy.  Assuming it is working, you should be able to access your data.  You can move the CPU, using new thermal paste.  It's your choice whether to replace it yourself or pay someone.  If the T430 meets your needs, it should be worth the cost.
This is the manual:

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So I didn't look on google before I put in a new motherboard and CPU, and now my computer won't boot at all. Even when I try to do a repair installation it always fails when it comes to the reboot bit.

Are there any solutions for this, I don't fancy losing all of my files.


A:Motherboard and CPU replace - will not boot


If you didn't prepare the drive before the move and also Repair install fails, your options are getting limited. What I would do is install another drive and put your OS on it with a clean install. Then, take the drive with your data on and put it in there as a slave so you could get your data off.

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I plugged a USB 3.0 express card into the wrong socket on motherboard. Now runs very slowly. Seems to have screwed up the video. I think I need to replace motherboard. How do I find correct one. I tried the ctrl+alt+s, no results.Tried to run system health report but got error. Timed out.

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I had a virus and took my HP to Staples for $99 virus repair. When they returned it to me the battery had been switched and was not the correct battery for my laptop. I took it back and they sold me a new power cord that I had to use all the time. I could not use the laptop without having it plugged into an outlet. No battery life at all. After a few weeks of this, the laptop would not turn on. I took it back again and was told I need a new motherboard. Should I replace the motherboard or invest in a new laptop? Would the battery issue contribute to the motherboard crash? I loved the laptop and it fit all my needs in editing pictures and making videos. I have about 20,000 pictures stored on it. It has a DS card reader and CD burning capability. It would be expensive to replace and hard to find these features in my price point currently. However, I do not want to invest the money if it is not worth the repair. I have read here that getting a new motherboard is akin to getting a new engine in your car. Has anyone had this repair and was it worth it?

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Hi, since an unfortunate event, I was forced to join the forum . I'm a proud owner of an x220 4290CTO. Yesterday doing some cleaning to the machine, I fkd up a pin from the keyboard connector. Shame on me. Now I want to replace the mobo, but I can't find any replacement for the 4290CTO. Should I ignore the "cto" part and go ahead with any mobo compatible with 4290 (List )?Since I'm from Uruguay, I can't afford to fk up the buy , I can't send back the mobo if it doesn't fit or work with my model. Home some of you can help me to solve this sh*t. Deep sorrow.... love this machine.

A:X220 replace motherboard

Motherboards from any 4290 will work.  Tablet boards will not fit

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Hi, i have a hp pro 3330mt. I wanna replace its motherboard. Can i replace it?

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I'm in need of advice. I have an X1 Carbon 2nd gen with a motherboard that just died last week quite suddenly. I use the laptop for my personal machine and small business and it's been great for me up until this. It's no longer booting and I got a quote from Lenovo service to have the motherboard replaced for ?720 (about $800). It mentions "planar replacement 00UP983". It was purchased in 2015 and is the 20A8 model (i7-4600U(3.3GHz),8GB RAM,256GB Solid State Drive,14in 2560x1440 Touchscreen LCD,Intel HD Graphics,Intel 802.11agn wireless,WWAN,Camera,8c Li-Ion,Win8.1 Pro 64)  In the meantime I just purchased an ASUS ZenBook UX480FD, which is going back to the store to be returned. Hate it. Despite it being quite loaded with nice modern specs, it runs extremely hot, it's heavy, it's thick and bulky feeling and the last straw was that I"m getting blue screen errors and sudden reboots to BIOS even after fresh Windows 10 installs. Reminds me of my old desktop from the late 1990s. It's made me realize I want an X1 Carbon again whether it's having my current one serviced or picking up the new 7th gen or last year's 6th gen. My question is would it be worth having the motherboard replaced by official Lenovo service for the price quote I received? I would plan on still using my X1 Carbon 2nd gen as my go-to machine for at least another 2 years and I assume it would still work for much longer than that. Thanks for any advice.

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The default configuration I have is an i7-6700 with 12Gb of RAM, I can bump it to 16Gb by replacing the 2 modules with 2x8gb DDR3L which would cost me about $60 I already have 16gb DDR4 ram that I'm not using, was wondering if I can replace the MB with something else? Since they MB now is an uATX which is the same as an mATX

A:Is it possible to replace the HP motherboard with aftermarke...

Hi, Whay not ? All you need to know (a) Form factor to fit to the right holes for those screws(b) Very importance: places to connect the PSU, if your plan is to upgrade the PSU too then it doesn't matter which one as long as they use standard connectors - in this case, you can upgrade the tower too (aka build your own machine). Regards.

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Hello guys, I assembled my desktop three years back with I5 650 processor - Socket LGA1156 | 4 GB DDR3 RAM | Intel DH55TC Motherboard. Recently I started having issues with my motherboard and system does not start. When i gave it for service, I was told that I need to change the motherboard which would cost around 8-10K. I was also suggested that Motherboard plus Fourth Gen Intel processor costs around 15K and its better to get a new one as the I5 650 is relatively old which might stop working soon.

Appreciate any suggestion.

Thanks in advance.

A:Motherboard not working - Fix or Replace?

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I have been conscripted to replace a motherboard on an IBM Thinkpad A21e model 2628. IBMs support site has nothing on the procedure. I replaced a motherboard on a Dell laptop about a year ago and their website was quite helpful. If anyone could point me to some resources, it would be greatly appreciated.

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My Flex 2-15 20405 doesn't power up and when in charge, power light blinking. I checked with service center and they asked me to replace mother board. I replaced with new mother board and still blinking. So removed battery supply and connected with power and switched on the system, I can see display with "System re-conguring. Soon will reboot." message comes once and switched off.

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Hi all - I tried to find this in the forum first - it may be I just don't know what to look for and if so, I apologize. My T61 (6459-CTO) has a bad motherboard.  It's still a great machine and I'd like to replace the motherboard.  Can someone point to: (a) somewhere where I can figure out which motherboard to replace it with (and if possible, a source) and(b) instructions/video on how to do the replacement? Thanks Mark

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A:Replace motherboard for T61 (6459-CTO)

Instructions on how to disassemble the computer and replace the motherboard should be in the Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM).  Sorry, I don't have the link but you should be able to search for it on this forum.  

KeithFormerly 600E 2645, T30 2366, X31 2673, T40 2373, T41 2379, T42 2373, T42 2379, T60 1952, T61p 8889, T61p 8891Currently T420 4177-CTO, T430 2347-A54, T430 2349-L64, T430 2347-UN9, T430 2342-CTR, Ideapad K1, H520S 2561-1LU

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I recently replaced my motherboard in my Solo 9300 which has windows XP. Since I've change it when I first turned the computer on it automatically opened the wizard for installing new hardware. Then I tried the internet and I get the IE screen put the page says the internet cannot be found. Since I purchased this computer used I don't have any of the cd's which I most likely need.
Please Help! I need the Windows based computer on the internet for my work.

A:Replace motherboard now no internet

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