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Laptop MoBo Swap (AMD to Intel)

Q: Laptop MoBo Swap (AMD to Intel)

OK. Not necessarily gonna make the swap, just wondering what all would need to be done since the MoBo for my laptop is more readily available in the intel format.. I have an HP dv2214us which is notorious for the motherboard going bad. I had it fixed at a shop and that voided my recall eligibility. This will be the 4th motherboard I buy and I was thinking of going intel since they are in better supply which makes them more affordable. I would love to off the Laptop altogether, but I can't afford a new one. And if I can get a new Mobo for $150-180, I would rather do that instead.. In regards to my question, I assume it would actually be cheaper to buy a new laptop compared to making the switch... But, like I said, I am just looking for info...


Preferred Solution: Laptop MoBo Swap (AMD to Intel)

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A: Laptop MoBo Swap (AMD to Intel)

laptops and desktops are two entirely different types of computers
- most desktops use so-called 'standard' types of components in their construction
- laptops are very 'propriatary' in their component usage in construction

you could download the 'REPAIR' manuals for each and then start comparing
you might then contact hp and see what the costs are for the different components
buy a 'for-parts-only' unit from ebay or something - and...........
might check the banner at the top of your browser, then here:

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I'm looking at getting an Intel NUC to replace a dying laptop (7 Pro, 32-bit). The NUC comes without any HHD, so no OS either. I'm wondering if I can just put in my laptop HHD (yes, it fits), and be up and running?

I run the laptop through a Toshiba Dynadock 3.0 to get an external monitor and 5.1 speakers, so I would think I'd have all the necessary drivers (I also have the 7 Pro disk, as I replaced Home Premium with it).

A:Another kind of HHD swap question (laptop to Intel NUC)

Perhaps you can Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap. Win7 Pro is retail?

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If I could get some advice, I would appreciate it. I have an ECS K7S5A mobo, and I just bought a K7S5A Pro for the USB 2.0 functionality. I have winxp home installed. I was wondering if I could just swap motherboards without re-installing the os. Of course I would turn off the USB 2.0 in the bios. They both utilize the same chipset so I was hoping that would work without too much fuss. I have never tried it before, so I thought I should ask first. Thanks. Any ideas you may have would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Mobo swap under xphome

I have swapped out two mobos on my computers. On one, I put in a new mobo and video card. Kept the same HD. XP booted right up and detected everything. No problem. On my other system, I switched out the mobo and video also. Kept the same HD and added a HD. Basically, the same system but with a much faster processor and DDR RAM. The thing would not boot, just hung at the "Welcome" XP screen. Inserted the XP CD and choose "R" for repair. It looked like it was installing XP for the first time. Got a little worried as I had a lot of software to reload if it failed. The thing took right off and booted to XP with everything like it was before. Lost nothing. Thought I would have to call MS for a new 42 didgit number, but that never happened. I re-activated online without a problem. So, it should work OK>

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Wish me luck.
Should go smoothly like it did the last time.
Win7 Ultimate 64bit
Last swap was a Q6600 Asus board to an i7 870 and Asus board.
Powered up, Win 7 saw the new hardware, installed drivers, rebooted and all was good.
Now is the i7 870 Asus to an i7 2600K Asus board.
I am still running my original Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit install from August 2009.

Now if the UPS man would hurry up and drop off the parts.

A:Going to swap mobo and cpu shortly

I imagine everything will go fine, I have done similar many times and the only minor thing needed was phone activation of Windows each time.

Have fun


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swapped mobo with ecs p4m800pro combo'ed with a p4 2.6 and machine wont start. my led's light up and quickly shut off. ps this was happening right before it got fried with old mobo. Using a new powmax 350 wich I think is causing this problem. any ideas? I apologize as im typing with my psp. plz help.

A:mobo swap bombed

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So, I have an old PC running Vista Home Premium which I'm swapping out the MoBo, CPU, and RAM on, and I was wondering if I need to do anything to keep the OS on it. The HDD will be the same. I was going to do a system image, but I guess Vista HP doesn't support that.


A:MoBo/CPU Swap Questions

it depends. If its an oem system then oem versions are tied to the mobo so you would have to buy a retail version of windows and do a repair install. If its a retail version then just a repair install should be all you need.

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I have a a6120n OC with a p5lp-le leonite 2 mobo, the mobo is bad, it stopped recognizing the Hard drive. (been through the tests, see my other post for full details.

I want to know if I swap the mobo with a leonite 1 mobo will my vista home premium still boot?

Leonite 1

Leonite 2
there are only a few differences in the two mobo's.

A:mobo swap without losing the OS

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I recently had motherboard problems with my computer.
Swapped the motherboard for one given to me off a forum.

The problem now is that on boot I get past the windows splash and get the BSOD.
The error code was just a hex code for which google was not my friend.
I could boot in safe mode (without cmd prompt or networking only), but I could not work out what the problem was.

I have compounded the issue by using the XP install disc to perform a repair.
All that has done is made it so i cannot boot in safe mode at all now due to the setup restriction with safe mode.

I believe this is all to do with motherboard drivers that I need to fix.

I probably need help in canceling the repair, and how to clean out the existing drivers.

I have in the meantime installed Ubuntu to allow access to attempt repair.
I would prefer not to have to do a full reinstallation if could be avoided...

Thanks all.

A:XP fail on Mobo swap.

You may be able to do a repair install following the instructions here(Skip the recovery console):
You'd be better off with a full reinstall.

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I just have to say that Windows 7 is very good with hardware swaps.
I initially installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit in August of 2009 with a Q6600 and an Asus P5Q Pro and 8GB of ram.
In November of 2010 I upgraded to an i7 870 and Asus P7P55D-E with 8GB of ram and Windows booted up just fine and ran.
Last week I upgraded to an i7 2600K and Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 and 8GB of ram and Windows did not boot up. It would start to boot then crash.
I then remembered something I read in the manual about the SATA mode and went into the BIOS and changed the SATA mode from AHCI to IDE and Windows booted up and has been running great since.

I am very impressed with Windows 7 and its ability to cope with major hardware changes.
I "think" I only had 1 Blue Screen since I installed Windows in 2009.

A:Windows 7 and my 2nd mobo/cpu swap

I went from an ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 to an ASUS M4N68T-M V2 with no problems other than switching audio drivers. The M2 was Realteck and the M4 was VIA. Went from DDR2 to DDR3 too with no activation prompt. Windows 7 Home premium OEM. To be honest its not that big a difference in hardware, both motherboards have the same chip-set, but it was still nice that I didn't have to activate again after the swap.

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Which is better? I have a MSI MS-6577 motherboard with FSB 400/533 & Socket 478, so these CPU's are my best options. Does the Hyper-Threading technology of the Pentium 3.06 really increase performance past the 3.20 GHz rating of the non Hyper-Threaded Celeron?

Also, I understand that you need to reinstall Windows when you swap motherboards, but my Windows XP was factory installed on a partition of the factory hard drive and I don't think I can access it, unless I am doing a system restore and that won't help with a mobo swap. Is there a way I can upgrade my mobo without buying another Windows XP?

Here are some specs for a comparison on both CPU's:

Intel® Pentium® 4 Processors 3.06 GHz

sSpec Number: SL6S5
CPU Speed: 3.06 GHz
Bus Speed: 533 MHz
Bus/Core Ratio: 23
L2 Cache Size: 512 KB
L2 Cache Speed: 3.06 GHz

Package Type: 478 pin
Manufacturing Technology: 0.13 micron
Core Stepping: C1
CPUID String: 0F27h
Thermal Design Power: 81.8W
Thermal Specification: 69°C
VID Voltage Range:

Supported Features: Hyper-Threading Technology

Intel® Celeron® Processor Family 3.20 GHz

sSpec Number: SL7NY
CPU Speed: 3.20 GHz
Bus Speed: 533 MHz
Bus/Core Ratio: 24
L2 Cache Size: 256 KB
L2 Cache Speed: 3.2 GHz

Package Type: 478 pin
Manufacturing Technology: 90 nm
Core Stepping: E0
CPUID String: 0F41h
Thermal Design Power: 73W
Thermal Specification: 67°C
VID Voltage Range: 1.25V-1.... Read more

A:P4 3.06 HT vs. Celeron D 3.2 & mobo swap

The celeron is just a crippled Pentium 4 with less cache, Hyperthreading does make a difference even if it not noticeable.

if you want to oc then you're good both ways, i learned to overclock with the same celeron and i got it to 4GHz water cooled then the mobo died ;-(

for everyday use keep the P4,

or go out and buy a real CPU.

AMD FTW! lol jk jk im so ready for the flaming

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The above link is to the HP specs for the machine. The mobo is overheating and yes, i've done all the reg maint stuff. Let's call it dead, bury it and buy a new bride. I did upgrade the video and sound last year but those devices should be good for a few more yrs. This pc is strictly for gaming, music and my embroidery machine software.

I have never replaced a motherboard (nor cpu) before though I've done all else. My concern is that in my eagerness to get this girl back up an running, I overshoot and choose a board that won't support the current devices. I'd love to replace the cpu right now too, but w/ 2 bdays and christmas coming, I can't afford it.

So help me, geniuses. What motherboards would support the pos Pentium D 820 (S) DC 2.8 GHz socket 775, but still allow me to celebrate my 42nd birthday with a new cpu (a quad? ohh ahhh) next april? I have searched and searched, and it's probably staring me in the face, but I can't figure out the mobos.

I'm guessing some of these would work, but again, brain doesn't work as well as it should and I just cant figure it out. http://techreport.com/articles.x/8666/1

Thanks for your help.


A:Solved: Replacing ECS RC410-M mobo w/ Intel mobo - help pls.

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I'm having to swap out a dead mobo: MSI 770-C45 DDR 3 for a Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 w/ no video signal to the monitor from the dead beast & (preferably) w/out doing a clean install of OS , which, given that is the reason I"m replacing this 3 yr old board, makes retrieving any information from the system or affecting any kind of device /driver uninstalls or alterations beforehand unlikely. (A prior post, w/ video available) mentioned switching the sata controllers to IDE in Device Man. (I"m a little spoofed at this level, TBH) I assume the device drivers are interfacing with the mobo thus making slaving the h/d to my laptop a non-viable option. The drive containing the OS--Wn XP- is SATA ONLY. Any Help Appreciated. Txs-

A:Dead Mobo swap out- no video signal

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Hey, my buddy (the one im building that pc for) porbably doesn't have the money to buy it now.

but i have my old Dell Mobo lying around. It's a 2.0 Ghz Celeron (i got the Processor and the mobo.

now, he has a Compag Presario from year 2000.

it's a micro-ATX case (just like this Dell mobo) could i jsut swap it in there for him to give him a speed boost?

I mean taking out the mobo and Pentium 3 633Mhz that he already ahs and just replace the mobo (and processor)...will it work?

cuz like i said micro ATX.

it's really jsut the case. it'll fit...but will the components work?

im guessing they would just fine..but i just wanna know before i do it.

A:Can I swap out a motherboard into a P3 computer (it's a celeron mobo)

i might throw the mobo into my little brother's computer.

it's basically the same thing as my buddies, but with a P4 c733Mhz (that's the only difference)..i just wanna know (and i need to know) if it'll work

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I put a 3.2GHz prescott cpu into a mobo that formerly held a 2.8GHz cpu and installed.
:no activity except for mobo led and front panel led went on, everything else was dead.
I repeated this same swap once more with a different 2.8GHz mobo with the same results.
I went back and re installed my original 3.2GHz and mobo and everything is perfect.
I went for 3rd try only this time dropped a 2.8GHz cpu/mobo straight into the case without touching anything and results were same as my first to installs,nothing except the mobo's green LED is on as well as the front panel on light.
I changed out psu's using the original functioning one and an after market unit with no change in result's.I also double checked all connections during each swap.
Is there some mystery force that keeps any other cpu/mobo from working in this case?
The World Wonder's
Help me

A:Dell Optiplex mobo swap not working


im sure someone once told me that Dell use propriatary PSU's, that is to say they dont use standard PSU's in their machines.

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
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OGA Data-->
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Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-800... Read more

A:Mobo swap causing re-activation issues

The major limitation of an OEM license is that it cannot be transferred between motherboards - it's locked to the first one on which it is activated.

If you're lucky, and get a friendly Activation operator on the day you try, you may be able to persuade them to allow activation on the new motherboard - otherwise, you're SOL.

telephone activation (operator calls)
Click on the Start button
in the Search box, type
and hit the Enter key
follow the instructions, but when asked which service you require by the telephone ansafone, do NOT reply - this should force an operator to respond, who can deal with you

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Hello all experts here on TechSupportGuy I recently , well currently am facing an issue with windows not booting after I made the change from an older Micro AtX mobo to a Atx intel D915GAV motherboard. I have a 500W powersupply, with all the needed power for my XFX Geforce 8600 GT PCI-E 620 Mhz Video Card, 2.5 GHz Ram , Intel Pentium 4 3.4 Ghz CPU. 320GB WD HD, & Memorex Multi Format DvD, DVDR, DVDrw .. etc.. drive

I have installed every thing properly according to the guides with intel but when I start windows it gets to the intel screen for 2 maybe 3 seconds and gives me a message saying
"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)

Start Windows Normally

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
Seconds until Windows starts: 30"

does anyone have a clue as to what i need to do to get my system... Read more

A:Windows Xp Error After Mobo Swap & Pci-e Card

With the change in the Motherboard, you probably will need to do a Repair Install to get it to boot . .

These are good guides to performing a repair install


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I'm trying to make 2 hotswap enclosures to work on win XP SP2. i know that sata 2 are hot swapable but removing the hard drives from the enclosure does not remove the hard drive from the disk manager and i can still write on that disk which is weird. i know you can do that using nvidia but i'm on a Gigabyte 965P mobo here. i'm using 500GB AAKS drives from WD which are SATA 2. Is there a driver that will enable SATA as removable disks?

thank you

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A friend of mine got himself a new P4 HT by Hewlet Packard, supposedly has 2 procesors x 3.4GHz, (700eur), but it is kind of sluggish. He hasn`t opened it yet not to lose warranty, anybody knows what could be inside, how it works? He thinks he could speed it up by putting duo core intel, but isn`t sure if it`s worth it and if it fits (what kind of connector is in). Any ideas?

A:Pentium 4 HT, what is it, any use to swap to intel duo core?

Hyperthreading technology in a 865 chipset family. Pentium 4 processors with speeds of 2.4, 2.6, and 2.8GHz. These new Pentium 4 "C" revision chips with Hyper-Threading technology and support for an 800MHz front-side bus, a bit slower by todays standard. They boosted clock-for-clock performance.

Very good deal for the price but no way they match the Core 2 Duo with much faster clock to clock speeds.
HT was Intel's implementation of SMT, or simultaneous multithreading, in which a single CPU presents itself to operating systems as multiple processors. Scheduling multiple threads at once allows the Pentium 4 to keep its relatively long 20-stage main execution pipeline full, increasing clock-for-clock performance.

Hyper-Threading does have its downsides, including some resource sharing issues.

For the skinny on the 800MHz front-side bus, you will want to read our review of the Pentium 4 3.0GHz and Intel 875 chipset. Those 865 chipsets Intel introduced big feature was an 800MHz bus... but that is now far from leading edge.
Those P4 "C" chips generally scaled better with clock speed, but not after Core 2 Duo came out. Just an older, but great technology but for the price, very good.

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Hi SevenForum,
I intend to exchange my Intel mobo (LGA 1156) for an Asus one (LGA1150).
In fact, I never dared to do that but after reading Kaktus nice tutorial I thought I'll give it a try.
But having a multiboot setup as an additional difficulty I thought I'd ask you before I proceed.
OK, here's my setup:

so you see on disc 0 are Win7 32bit and Win7 64 bit installs,
disc 1 has two partitions for files,
on disc 2 there is another Win7 32bit install and three partitions for files,
disc 3 has two backup partitions,
disc 4 holds two WinXp partitions.

My greatest concern is that, after connecting the HDs to the new mobo, Windows will assign new drive letters
With the file storage partitions H,I,E,F,K,Y,Z I think this won't be an issue as I can rename them later on in Windows.
But I'm worried about the partitions where the OS's are on: wrong drive letter=OS won't boot.

An additional issue is that the 'Sys2' Win7 install which has the drive letter D, has on its own partition the drive letter C, which makes no problem atm, but maybe will do when installing the new mobo.

What do you think?
Maybe it would help to connect the drives successively?
Is the (physical) position of the SATA connectors on the mobo important / should be 'copied' from the old mobo?

It would be a real pita if I would have to reinstall the whole mess, so I really would like to use the P2P_adjust_OS way, if possible.

Thanks in advance!

A:MoBo swap in multiboot system using Paragon Adaptive Restore

Ok, I think I'll proceed as follows:
1 backup all important files on DVD
2 having the Paragon P2P iso CD ready
3 dismount old MoBo, Cpu + memory
4 mount it on new MoBo
5 connect just the Win7 32bit hd which was on disc 0,
6 boot system with p2P iso as documented in Kaktussoft's tutorial
7 if it works, I'll repeat these steps with just the drive connected where the other Win7 32bit system was on (formerly disc 2)
8 if I'm successful again, I'll 'just' have to bother with the former Xp installations; therefore I'll connect the remaining harddiscs, use Paragon iso etc...EasyBCD should help to get them bootable.
sounds easy but I'm sure I'm getting trouble somewhere..

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got a buddy of mine in Colorado who has the opportunity to get a 4770k for cheap....his question is can he swap out his current 2600s for the 4770k? I could find nothing on line that says yea or nay, and I've not worked with these.



A:Solved: swap Intel i7-2600s for i7-4770K

Nope, the 4th generation processors use a new socket type, LGA 1150 instead of the 1155 used on second and some third generation processors.

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Terribly sorry if this doesn't belong here; but it seemed to fit under 'cooling'.

As title, my Radeon X850XT is idling at a full 10-15C higher than it used to on my old mobo.

I went from the ASUS A8N-SLI Premium to the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe.

Switched because the former was defective. Nothing else has changed, just the idle temp is quite a bit higher, which has me worried I did something wrong..


forgot to add the actual temps

Idle 32-36C

Idle 45-50C

A:After mobo swap, GPU idle temps a full 10C higher for no apparent reason.

Does the processor heatsink use heat tranfer paste or a pad?

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Hi all,Just finished my first successful T61 Intel GPU motherboard conversion from a failed T61P with the dreaded "fatal" Nvidia GPU disease.  At a very reasonable price, forum contributor Tuus furnished me with a good used T61 Merom/Intel board with a Middleton bios, which allows for faster Penryn CPU's (up to T9500) and SATA2 speeds on a Merom/Intel motherboard.  I used the on-line Lenovo training videos and the Lenovo system maintenance manuals as a guide, and all went quite well.  Thanks to all previous forum posters for providing me with an incredible knowledgebase of Thinkpad laptop system problems and solutions, and in particular TuuS for sharing his upgrade recommendations and repair experience.         

T61P- 15.4 WSXGA, Intel 965 GPU, 4GB mem, T9300 CPU, 100gbx7200 rpm HD

A:Successful T61P Nvidia GPU motherboard swap to T61 Intel GPU

Happy to hear that the planar swap went well.
Enjoy your reborn T61!

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I'm in the process of building a new system:-
Gigabyte board with amd 965 processor etc. and was about to load windows8 rp from scratch as I wanted sata3 native capability.
I then decided to first have a go at loading my previous W8, that was installed on an Asus board with a q6600 processor. Apart from being a totally different chipset for the board, no other item other than the hard drive was the same.
I fully thought that it would fail along the line but after some 10 minutes "getting devices ready" it rebooted into the start menu with all previously installed programs and customization working.

However I doubt whether such a change will pass registration/activation tests if done after the final release.
I think they are going to track the inbuilt mac address on a board as part of the activation process; which will however allow you to swap out other major components without a problem.

A:Windows 8 swap from intel to amd based system experiment

Originally Posted by besb

I'm in the process of building a new system:-
Gigabyte board with amd 965 processor etc. and was about to load windows8 rp from scratch as I wanted sata3 native capability.
I then decided to first have a go at loading my previous W8, that was installed on an Asus board with a q6600 processor. Apart from being a totally different chipset for the board, no other item other than the hard drive was the same.
I fully thought that it would fail along the line but after some 10 minutes "getting devices ready" it rebooted into the start menu with all previously installed programs and customization working.

However I doubt whether such a change will pass registration/activation tests if done after the final release.
I think they are going to track the inbuilt mac address on a board as part of the activation process; which will however allow you to swap out other major components without a problem.

Interesting, because I also tried this experiment going from an AMD system to an Intel system. I'm surprised it booted and worked as well as it did.

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hi goodday, can you help me i  bought a Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN Laptop, 15.6", Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel GMA HD. I mention its specification below is that posible to upgrade its ram and add new Graphics video card processor type          Intel Core i5-8250U graphics cardIntel GMA HD display typeFHD-LED IPS Display display size15.6" operating systemWindows 10 product typeLaptop model series(Lenovo) IdeaPad colorGrey operating system architecture64 bit processor speed1.6 GHz capacity1 TB HDD RAM4 GB RAMthanks

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Yesterday I received my 720s i7-8550u MX150 laptop and on first impressions I am impressed with the laptop (Although I have only used for a couple hours). However the wifi performance of the QCA9377 wifi card is very poor and I would like to swap out for an Intel 8265. I have however read about whitelisting - The fact that Lenovo lock down the bios so the machine only boots with certain hardware installed.  Coming from using Dell laptops this seems madness to me! I can get a 'Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, 2230, 2x2 AC + BT, Vpro' wifi card from Amazon UK for £17.95 delivered but I wanted to check: 1) That I will be ok to swap the cards over and have the warranty maintained.  I'll keep the old card so I can replace if I need to send back for warranty reasons.2) That if I swap the wifi card over it will work ok with my laptop My part number is 81BD0044UK and I have looked at the manual at https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad720s-14ikb_hmm_201705.pdf which lists the following card in the parts list: Wirelesslan_WIFI, Intel 8265 2x2AC+BT PCIE M.2 WLAN NV, WIFI 2X2 AC+BT4.1 SW10K97453 Can anyone please help confirm that I am ok to swap the card over please? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks Matt

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I need some good advice for MOBO.

I visit Asus site but i cant seem find Cheap MOBO or im missing it?

I visit Intel Site and found the cheapest MOBO for my processor which is DH55PJ and max is 8 GIG memory which is mostly $70 - $80 cost.

Im thinking 100$ for MOBO?

If their is a cheap max 16Gig memory would be good.

A Pricelist link would be good.
Also what is the difference on Intel Extreme Series, Media, Classic, Executive and Essential MOBO?

A:MOBO for Intel i5-760

ASUS makes good motherboards with Intel chipsets and 16GB memory support, check their website or an online retailer in your country.

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I have an Intel 815 motherboard (D815EEA2) that is showing an unkown pci device in device manager. I cannot for the life of me figure out what it is. I have updated all the drivers for all the devices on the motherboard. Anyone have this motherboard.

A:Intel 815 Mobo

I'm thinking Modem.

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Ok so I'm at the point of upgrading to a newer CPU and Motherboard and I need some direction. Intel seem to be offering some processors with tasty clockspeeds which are similair prices to some of the Athlon 64 range. Do these Athlons handle 32 bit applications better than a dedicated 32-bit Intel?

I have £300 - £350 to spend on both a CPU and Motherboard. I do kind of fancy the 3200 or 3400+, but I want to hear a good arguement to make me consider going Intel, just to help me in weighing up my options.

In terms of motherboard I dont know whether to go with a socket 939 or 754? I have been reading about various motherboards and the following seem to be popular: 'MSI K8T Neo 2', 'ASUS A8V Deluxe' and 'ASUS SK8V'.

What do you think I should go for?

A:Do I go Intel or AMD? What is best Mobo?

It all depends on what you will be doing the most on your machine. Games & compiling are faster on the Athlon64 platforms & media encoding is faster on P4 platforms.

If you go Intel with a LGA775, a lot of your budget will be spent on the expensive DDR-2 memory. If you go for a Socket-939 (dual channel) Athlon64 system, it's the CPUs themselves that are expensive.

The good bang for buck systems right now are Socket-754 (single channel) for Athlon64s or Socket-478 for Pentium 4s but both have a limited upgrade path.

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hey all
about last year my dad got me this new pc.everything was nice ...except the mobo.its an intel 845 GBV
now i cant overclock it cuz there are no options in the bios to do so...i was wondering whether there are any programs which can be used directly from windows to change the fsb or the clock frequency.?
softfsb and the like are too old and dont work for me i guess
can anyone help me out?

A:Intel MOBO help.....

Intel Desktop Control Center

*Edit* Hmm, it would seem it only supports boards based on the i865/i875 chipsets & ClockGen doesn't support Intel motherboards either.

It seems you're out of luck.

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as the title says... cause currently i have a ECS 945G-M3... and I don't like ECS

A:Whats the best Mobo for a Intel 820?

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Are'nt those are both older chipset P2 P3?

If I remember right I used to have this one
Asustek Intel 820 Chipset P3C LS
A little spendy for older equip.... :suspiciou


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I've been chasing a STOP 0x44 error in the O/S forum. It appears to be related to a Linksys USB 10/100 network adapter. However, I noticed in Device Manager that under network adapters there is an entry for 1394 Net Adapter. The Intel MoBo does not have 1394 capability and the Intel Desktop Utilities indicates capability is disabled (probably because it is not there!). If I uninstall the device, it is automatically installed on reboot.
Here are the details from msinfo32:
Name [00000001] 1394 Net Adapter
Adapter Type Ethernet 802.3
Product Type 1394 Net Adapter
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID V1394\NIC1394\810099BB23C00
Last Reset 3/19/2006 4:34 PM
Index 1
Service Name NIC1394
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled Yes
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address 82:8A:A9:50:AF:F1
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nic1394.sys (5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), 60.38 KB (61,824 bytes), 8/28/2002 7:33 PM)

Any ideas on where this comes from, how do I get rid of it, could it be causing the STOP errors with the Linksys USB network adapter?

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Should I get the P4 2.6 or AMD 2800. (The Mobo choice is Asus for either.) The sales guy was talking up the AMD cause it "is faster" even though his store would be making less money. I can get the AMD chip and mobo for about $439(with DDR memory) or the P4 chip and mobo(with same memory) for about $50 more.

A:upgrading CPU and Mobo...Intel or AMD?

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Ok I ma in need of replacing a burned out mobo from gigabyte. I want the quad. I run some pretty intense engineering progs and a lot of heavy duty graphting progs, usualy all at the same time (and maybe a game or two..shhh dont tell the boss!) and so, I need to replace the old mobo but want to upgrade to the new quad 3ghz or the 3ghz extreme.

My one question is this...

Which mobo and why? I have the ram, the periph's and stuff. I also would like to have the pci and pci express's.

So which mobo? I already have some hot ddr2's. If I have to get the 3's then Ill have to wait a tad longer for more cash for the new ram.

But so far all I need really is the mobo and the cpu.


A:Intel Quad - MOBO help?

Here's a good mobo, won't support DDR3 but it won't be necessary in a few years at least. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128337 Supports Q6600, Q9650 and C0-stepping(C1 version needs a flash) QX9650 straight out of the box. (no BIOS flash needed)

CPU support list: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=2778

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Hi guys,

I have been having issues with my desktop computer for a while. Here is my specs:

-Intel D975XBX2
-EVGA 7600GT
-Memory DDR2 800 4gb Crucial Ballistic
-Seagate 160GB SATA (2 drives)
-Win iXP Prof Edition

Lately, my computer will not POST when I had it cooled for over an hour. When the computer is turned on, all I get is a blank screen. It will not POST to the BIOS.
However, if I did not shut it down, instead just put it on "Stand By" Position even for days, I could get it to on again instantly. So with this problem, I have been always putting it to sleep position instead of turning it off completely and this has been fine for quite sometime.

But today when I had it turned off completely and turn it back on it never gets back to my BIOS. Looks like to me the BIOS is corrupted.

I tried resetting the BIOS with the jumper and also removed the battery for an hour, it still does not solve the problem. So until now, the computer will never get to POST. All I get is the fans on but no video signal and no POST.

Any idea?? This is really killing me. I am very certain is the BIOS problem as the video card seems to be working fine and like I said if I were to put it to sleep and use it in the next second or hour, I can use the computer for hours without any hiccups.

I need advice from someone who used to have this problem and able to resolve this. I am so desparate to get it fixed. By the way, i had tried to took everything apart by removing all drives, cd... Read more

A:Intel mobo will not POST

Bad RAM or Bad PSU.

Sometimes one voltage segment of a PSU will fail, giving symptoms such as you describe. Sort of like the fans are on but nobody's home.

I >think< Intel's RAM beep code is 3 short.

Tutorial "No POST"; http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53866.html

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Hey Geeks :

I was wondering as I coulnd't find any descent review about the Intel DP45SG Mobo, can anyone tell me the pros and cons of it, if possible as I'll be getting it in a few days ...

Thanks a ton

A:Intel DP45SG Mobo

don't know about a descent -unless it is falling....

if you mean decent - try computershopper.com

or tomshardware.com

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Hi, I built up my own computer.After the hardware installation, I tried to install " Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility ".Each time I tried, it failed.Before that I did't have neither hardware nor operating system error.
I'm looking for help.Thank you.

Intel 945PSN LGA 775 MOBO

A:Intel Lga 775 Mobo Question

What error did you get when it failed?

Are you using the latest drivers from here: http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scr...XP+Professional&lang=eng&strOSs=44&submit=Go!

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Hi guys

i bought an e-machines computer about three years ago it came with 512mb of memory, i decide to get another 512mb of memory to put in it but for some reason the board wont pick up the other memory.

So i though that the memory was not working and put it in the slot that was working and the memory is fine.

So my question is can i go to my bios bios/cmos to set it up to pick up the other 512mb memory stick???

Thanxs Baltan

A:Just wondering about my intel mobo

What is your mainboard's name?

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I'm starting to purchase hardware for building my first pc. I have the ATX case, SATA Hard drive, Windows XP Home OS, DVD Drive, Floppy Drive. I've been researching motherboards for Intel Core 2 processors. I anticipate getting a Intel Core 2 6400 cpu. I am limiting my research to the following motherboards: Biostar, Intel, MSI, Gigabyte, Abit and Asus. After much research it's looking like the following motherboard is in the lead as my top choice:
Asus P5B-VM (Cost is about $130)

I like the over clocking software provided by Asus. I'm also a little impressed by the positive comments on other message boards about the mobo and Asus in general. Tom's Hardware give this particular board a positive rating.

Any one have experience with this Asus motherboard? I'm also open to other decent motherboards from other manufacturers (I'd like to confine the makers to the list I provide above). Thanks for your suggestions.

A:Value Mobo for Intel Core 2 Duo

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Just built a new computer on the Asus X99-A/USB 3.1 mobo. I installed my GTX 980 GPU on the first 16x slot, and wanted to install the 750 add-in in the 16_4 (8x) slot. It hit the USB 3.0 Connection for my front panel, so this was not possible. Instead installed in the 16_3 (16x) slot. Problem is that the corner of the SSD PCB rests firmly upon the PCH heatsink. Looking for advice on how to manage this prior to starting up. Anyone who has solved this problem?

A:Intel 750 on Asus X99-A Mobo

Originally Posted by Submarine

Just built a new computer on the Asus X99-A/USB 3.1 mobo. I installed my GTX 980 GPU on the first 16x slot, and wanted to install the 750 add-in in the 16_4 (8x) slot. It hit the USB 3.0 Connection for my front panel, so this was not possible. Instead installed in the 16_3 (16x) slot. Problem is that the corner of the SSD PCB rests firmly upon the PCH heatsink. Looking for advice on how to manage this prior to starting up. Anyone who has solved this problem?

I've seen this problem on an older build and the best solution was a new motherboard. It's all about the layout of devices fastened to the board, a microATX board gives less possibilities than a full ATX board. Then I had to get a taller tower case to hold the full ATX board but it worked out better than I planned as I could add a second HDD without interfering with other things. A possibility with the full ATX board is some have 2 PCIe X16 slots.

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I have read alot of reviews on these two mobo's and I am looking for real world owner feedback.I have a customer with a 533fsb Intel system that the mobo went bad in.They want it fixed now with ability to upgrade later.The Intel mobo's I am checking out are the D865PERLX and D875PBZLK. Any feedback from owners would be great and thank's. ps. I am aware Intel stopped making the D875 but I can get one and it looks good and stable for upgrade later on. Thank you twice for any owner input in this matter.

A:Feedback on Intel mobo's

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Hello All,

I have always been a AMD guy, but amid the recent changes I am looking to give Intel another try.

I am looking for advice on the best mobo and Chip pair-ups. Ideally I am looking at a dual or quad core. I use my PC mostly for Gaming and video editing (flash, premiere, photoshop etc).

I don't usually over clock, but if it can be done thru software or easily done thru hardware I may do it. Thanks.

A:Intel PC / MoBo Selection help

Computers make good search tools... Spend a little time of your own and look around. Look at some of the "specs" of Techspot members. You will see our computer specs posted

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I have an actual intel branded 440bx2 motherboard (several actually) that all have celery 333/366's. Is there any way to set the front side bus on these things? It seems that the board auto sets and prevents you from changing much of anything. Is there an overclockers bios for this perhaps? You can't jumper it (jumperless)


A:Any way of Overclocking an Intel BX2 mobo?

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Dell Dimention L700CE
Celeron 700MHZ
Intel CA810E Mobo or Dell???

I know dell messes with the power conectors on their mobo's, do they do anything else? I wnat to plug a PIII 1.0 GHZ into this board and I have to update the bios acording to Intel. Do I have to use the dell flash or can I use the intel Flash. Any information on the dell mobo's would be a great help.

Thank You,

A:Dell or Intel Mobo ????

You need to talk to DELL...

Major manufactures sometimes do not make the bios allow to swap out CPUs.

The BIOS must be available from DELL... Use the product code to locate a BIOS upgrade - you may call them and see if you can put in a PIII-1Ghz. But many of their techs may not be able to tell you.

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I'm getting bored with my athlon 3500 processor... I want something new.

I've been looking around and I found out I could get a Core 2 Duo E4300 for cheap here: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22149&vpn=BX80557E4300&manufacture=Intel

Can someone help me find a cheap motherboard that has PCI-E x16 and supports this ram: Mushkin EM2 PC2-5300 1GB 2X512MB (Dual Channel). Do Intel supported motherboards allow dual channel ram?

Was looking at this motherboard... http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3250926&sku=M452-2682

Don't think it supports dual channel though. Any suggestions?

A:Intel Mobo Suggestions

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I have a T61 15.4" widescreen Machine Type 6457 with the infamous NVIDIA GPU issue.  I thought it had "died" a few years back and had been sitting in my basement until recently when I decided to work on it.  As expected there is the usual green/ yellow vertical lines on the LCD display.  That said, when I plugged in an external monitor using the VGA output, the output is correct.  So my question is: do I really have a bad GPU or is it the LCD display that died?

A:T61 failed Nvidia GPU motherboard to Intel GPU motherboard swap in 2018

There is no way to know without testing.  There are separate connections from the video controller for the LCD and for the external monitor.  With a GPU failure, either or both could be bad.  The only way to be certain is to try a different motherboard or panel.  If the entire width has lines, it is more likely to be the GPU.  One thing to try is to press lightly on the LCD bezel at the point where the lines start.  If the lines change, the panel is more likely to be the problem.  As I said, the only sure way is to swap something.

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I am thinking of upgrading to an Intel DX58SO2 motherboard with i7 960 CPU and running 6GB of DDR3 1600 RAM.

Does anyone know if there are there any known serious issues with this mobo?

This board has several new features over it's predecessor, the DX56SO, including:

- 2 each of SATA 6 and USB 3 extreme speed ports

- 48GB RAM capability

Has it lost any features from the original board?

A:Known issues Intel mobo DX58SO2

It looks like a solid motherboard that will run well. There was a time when Intel motherboards had minimal features compared to other motherboard manufacturers boards

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