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Advice required for mobo update or mobo replacement

Q: Advice required for mobo update or mobo replacement

Hi all,

I have a MSI k7 pro via kt 266a mobo with an athlon xp1600, served me well, however time has moved on.
1/ MSIs website states the max cpu my mobo can take is xp2100 (upgradeing cpu would be cheapest option). Does anyone know any different?

2/ There are some good "bargains" in mobos, as low as 80 bucks Australian, able to take an AMD 64 3200 , based on SIs chipsets. Of the chipsets available, eg, Sis , Via , nforce, are folk noticing any "real world" difference between them.

I occasionally edit and render video-rendering times not a key consideration and occasionally play Lomac and Il2 flight sims. Thats it. Apart from surf the net.

Your input appreciated. Thanks

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A: Advice required for mobo update or mobo replacement

i just bought an ecs N2U400-A MB, i already had a couple xtra processors so i didnt need to get the combo, but if I had got the combo, i beleive it came with an athlon xp 2400+ for around $100 american. so far i am very happy with the quality and performance of this new board. BTW, it is an nFORCE2 board

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so it appears that my mobo is on it's way out (according to the manufacturer, based on the symptoms i reported) and it will need to be replaced, the manufacturer will be shipping out a replacement this week, same board. prior to my mobo problems i had planned to upgrade my processor and memory, and have since decided that i'll go ahead and do this once the replacement board arrives. so my question is will i have to reinstall windows 8 (pro/64) after i install the new hardware? or, since the mobo will be the same, will i be fine, even with cpu upgrade? about 5+ years ago, with a different pc, using windows xp, i upgraded to a completely different mobo and cpu and xp booted right up, all i had to do was reactivate it, that was all, didn't have to reinstall xp or any of my other programs. iirc i followed some instructions that i found on the net, that outlined how to install new hardware without having to reinstall windows and other programs, worked like a charm. anyway, it would be great if i didn't have to scour the net for the same type of instructions this time around, and that it will be a simple process given i will be using the same mobo, albeit a replacement. any thoughts?

A:Replacement MOBO, CPU Upgrade, W8 Reinstall Required?

I would think that if you are using the same motherboard, things should work the same. However, changing out the CPU and RAM may make a difference.

If Windows 8 runs true to form, the new CPU and RAM should be recognized; however, as we all know, Windows 8/8.1 don't exactly conform.

I'm guessing that you have already checked to be sure that the new CPU and RAM are compatible with the motherboard. If so, then the worst case scenario is that you would have to reinstall . . .

Is this a self-built system or an OEM?

If it's an OEM, I would first install the new mobo and the old CPU and RAM. I'm pretty sure you'd get a boot from there. The reason for this is that if your system is OEM, your product key is embedded and if it becomes necessary to reinstall, you'll need that embedded key.

I use the free version of Belarc Advisor: Belarc - System Management For The Internet Age. Software license management, IT asset management, IT security audits and more. to get MS product keys, and there are some others that have been published here, such as this tutorial: Product Key - Find for Windows 8

Hope this helps.

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I just swapped motherboards, purchased Windows XP Home Edition with SP2, and did a repair install without the Recovery Console, as instructed by a manual I read.

After I configured everything, and activating Windows through the internet during the installation wizard of Windows XP, I tried updating through the Windows Update on the Microsoft website.

It tells me I currently have 77 updates available. The updater downloads all 77, then quickly notifies me that all 77 updates have failed to install, listing all of them that failed.

This happens when I try to update Windows Media Player 10 to WMP 11 also.

Any ideas on how I can resolve this issue, please write back. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: After Mobo Replacement, Update Issues

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The HP ProDesk 400 G1 MS motherboard is bad.  It is a MS 7860 v1.2.    It has a special connector for the USB ports on the mobo.   Can somebody recommend a new mobo replacement? Thanks. Darryl

A:Replacement Mobo for MS 7860 v1.2 (bad mobo)

Just saw the schematic and the connector is the USB 3.0 mobo connector that combines two USB 3.0 ports.   What do you ask for on a new mobo? Thanks.

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hey guys. names erich. i know you probly get alot of noobies like me, but i just wanna get all this driver crap over with. i performed a scan at DriverAgent.com and it said i had 67% Good Drivers. heres the link to the results:

http://www.driveragent.com/driverag...25&PHPSESSID=2a2df7e944d861daa6062d5f756f2a1c

im trying to raise my fps (in games like counter-strike), and also my downloading speed (kb/s). I share my connection with my brother, and im thinking maybe my 3 year old modem may be the problem, or my $10 router. =] it is a cable connection, but sometimes i download things horribly slow (10 kb/s or less!) and my fps in counter-strike is 40-60 and id like both of these to increase. if it has anything to do with bad drivers (ive looked around and people say that could be the cause), would someone please supply me with the links to the proper driver updates?

also, i have a fairly decent computer ($1400) so i really believe i should be performing better. thanks in advance for any answers. sorry for being such a noob. =/

EDIT - this is in mobos section because the mobo is the main driver i need to upgrade.
 

A:Mobo drivers required etc.

Hey, first of all Welcome to the community.
By no means am I an expert myself but i can suggest a few things.
The Audio card's driver u are using doesnt work well with Windows XP, i suggest u get a new one.
The Nvidia ones is your video card. Visit www.nvidia.com to get the latest driver + utilities they might have.
As in regards to the USB, its a Mother board issue, try uninstalling it, and then let Windows auto-find a proper driver.

Best of Luck, Nick.

Regarding your Router.
You should open up ports for the game to function well. It blocks some of the signals (behind built in firewall). Go to the Port Forwarding menu in the router and open your computer's IP to the Net. If you arent sure how to, go to Steams website, and they DO have tutorials & FAQs about it.
 

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Hi

A friend's computer is playing up, sometimes boots, sometimes doesn't, sometimes beeps pointing to the ram, but other times it's ok. the connections for the DVD drive has bent pins, and it's generally very tempremental. I want to replace the board, but keep the old processor if possible, to reduce the expenss.

The MOBO is an ABIT NF7-s2, with an amd 1ghz processor ( I think). Any ideas of a board I can buy, or do you recommend replacing both with a budget setup?

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:New mobo required but I want to use the old processor - any ideas

The motherboard appears to be a very old socket 462 type, using AGP graphics, DDR memory and IDE drives. You would not be able to find a current production motherboard that uses any of these components.

Choices are to buy a new-old 462 board on eBay or similar, or replace everything.
 

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Good afternoon.

I have a system that is a few years old and am looking to replace the motherboard, CPU and ram. the tower has a sata HDD and a PATA optical drive but the motherbaord has fried and im looking to upgrade to a more up to date setup.

Im not after anything extreme as I dont game and im only really interested in having a decent speed for internet use and word processing other than that im not overly bothered about being super fast.

I was thinking of an AMD CPU Phenom II 555 Black Edition Dual Core Processor but would like suggestions on a motherboard that would support such a processor and not cause me a lot of problems with the HDD being compatible

My thanks for any suggestions on this topic
 

A:Sugestions required to replace mobo and CPU

Here are a few reccomendations:
ASRock A770DE+ (Full ATX uses DDR2) = $54
ASRock M3A770DE (Same board but uses DDR3) = $60
ASRock 880GM-LE (Micro-ATX, DDR3) = $55
ASRock A785GM-LE (Micro-ATX, DDR2) = $59

These are all good boards and have SATA and PATA support it is just a matter of what form factor you want/need and whether you want DDR2 or DDR3 memory. With DDR2 you may be able to reuse your current memory but if you want to upgrade your memory DDR3 is a better option since it is faster and cheaper. If you have not heard of ASRock they are ASUS's budget brand and tend to have allot of Legacy ports (PATA, FDD, PS2, etc.) making them good options if you plan to reuse older hardware.
 

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My mobo has gone bad. I ordered a replacement. It is not the same brand but the hardware specs are the same. My question is. Will I have to reformat one of my hard drives to get it to boot? I have a dual boot system. I do not want to lose data on either.
 

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I have concluded that one or both of my existing AMD Athlon 64 and Jetway K8M8MSR2 mobo, socket 754 have gone toes up and must be replaced.

I have found the following mobos on ebay:

AMD NVIDIA PCI EXPRESS SKT 754 FSB 800 ATX
ASUS K8U-X
ASUS K8V-MX

with the AMD at apx $25 and both ASUS less than $20. Will anyone with experience on any of these 3 boards please share your recommendation with me?

While considering replacement/upgrade, is it sensible to stay with a socket 754? If it is not significantly more to move to a later/better socket? If the latter, which and why? TIA.
 

A:Replacement mobo and cpu?

Please fill out your system specs in your profile so we can help you better. As for your query, Socket 754 is practically dead. An AM2 motherboard, CPU and RAM will cost you around $200 and last long enough, besides being a major step up from your old rig.
 

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Hey all, New to the forum. Happy to be amongst you. I have a eMachine T234 for my daughter and it keeps shutting down.

I've read a lot here & done all the checks. Also replaced the PSU with a Dynex 400w, upgraded with a 500g HD and installed a clean copy of the OS. Vista Home 32bit.

I cleaned all fans checked temps and it still does the same. After reading all the other posts about emachines I am confident that it is crap also. But, this is my daughters and I want to fix it for her.

What motherboard can I replace the old one with that is comp/w the Athalon AMD 64 and any other saved parts? Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Mike
 

A:MoBo Replacement?

Hi,
I have zero knowledge of eMachines so here goes.
Is the system actually a T2341 ? If so then...
Is this your board ?
If it is then your part number for a direct replacement is MBEM2124L7V2 (or LV7MM2)
According to my search it's an AMD Socket A (462 pin) motherboard of mATX (micro ATX) form factor.
I don't know where you're based- I assume from your username you're from the U.S.- so I'd check eBay and other online auctions first before trying etailers/retailers - the part is fairly old and buying new will most likely be costly.
A quick search of Socket A mATX boards brings up:
ASRock K7VM3
Foxconn K7S741GXMG-6L , the site linked also carried a number of DFI boards

Welcome to Techspot !
 

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I have concluded that one or both of my existing AMD Athlon 64 and Jetway mobo K8M8MSR2, socket 754 have gone toes up and must be replaced.

I have found the following mobos on ebay:

AMD NVIDIA PCI EXPRESS SKT 754 FSB 800 ATX
ASUS K8U-X
ASUS K8V-MX

with the AMD at apx $25 and both ASUS less than $20. Will anyone with experience on any of these 3 boards please share your recommendation with me?

While considering replacement/upgrade, is it sensible to stay with a socket 754? If it is not significantly more to move to a later/better socket? If the latter, which and why? TIA.
 

A:Replacement mobo and cpu?

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I have a computer that the MOBO and CPU were fried.
I am looking for a new MOBO and CPU.
Cheap but good to work with what I have.

Here is what the comptuer was.
It was a Compaq Presario S3000Z Product# P8654X
It was a AMD 2000, It had 512 Ram DDR 266 2.5CL
It had onboard video and Sound.
It had 3pci and one agp slots.
2 of the Pci slots are used by a Modem and a IEE 1394 Card
And it looks like a 250W Bestec powersupply.

I am looking for a MOBO and CPU that would work and fit in here.
Here is one I found.
http://www.ascendtech.us/Customkititems.asp?kc=DTMBM863GWX3100
and here is another.
http://www.gearxs.com/gearxs/product_info.php?cPath=145&products_id=5039
Would these work?
Or what would you suggest
 

A:MOBO and CPU Replacement

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Just replaced CPU and MOBO with carbon copies after PC death but PC still won't POST. Am I missing something?
(at least now I can turn it off & on by switch rather than having to pull the plug when it was dead..so some improvement )
 

A:Mobo/CPU replacement

So same power supply and memory?
 

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The mother im using is an Elitegroup Geforce6100am-m

Im using not my front case audio panel BUT a
Front multicard reader audio panel it has these available connectors.

A Mic-R
B Mic-L
C FRONT-R
D FRONT-L
E REAR-R
F REAR-L
G GND
H BASS
I CENTER

im pretty sure power to the mic comes from the psu which is plugged into the reader.

Ok on my mobo i have the following

01 AUD_MIC
02 AUD_GND
03 AUD_MIC_BAIS (Microphone power)
04 AUD_VCC
05 AUD_F_R
06 AUD_RET_R
07 RESERVED
08 KEY
09 AUD_F_L
10 AUD_RET_L

if already managed to pair C,D,E,F and G, with corresponding 5,9,6,10,2

If it is not possible for any reason to connect my card reader with the motherboard.
Then ill resort to my case front panal, but that too i cant connect properly.

Please advise
 

A:Connecting MOBO To Front Audio?? Help Required

still havnt plugged my front audio in, for that exact reason, pure damn confuson
 

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Monday....I wil be attempting my first mobo replacement. Have new one and right thermal paste.

I have bookmarked 3 tutorials on this. If I might past links to the two I think might really help, might someone peruse and tell me which is the better?

I have printed out all of them.....total ipages=voluminous....and little confusing.

http://www.emu.edu.tr/english/facil...ib/Upgrading PCs Illustrated/ch09/ch09.htm#38

http://www.fonerbooks.com/r_mother.htm

Thanks so much!
 

A:Mobo Replacement Tutorials

Ariesjill: Both tutorials are good and should get the job done.
Just be sure that you use only the correct # of standoffs and that they are in the correct place.
I always install the CPU/hsf on the board outside the box so that I have all the room I need to install the mobo.
Some cases are so small that it is advisable to remove drives, PSU, etc., so you have room to move around in the box.
Have fun.
 

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Hi,
recently I took my laptop to repair (as I had a warranty with bestbuy).
The problem was that the motheboard had died and I could no longer turn on the computer.
All the files stayed in the laptop which had winXP with a password for entry.

When they returned the laptop, the logging had dissapeared as they had eliminated the password.
I was wondering, why would they need to access my account (which was an admin account with my nickname) after reinstalling an identical motherboard.

Thank you for any replies!

Dre0745
 

A:Solved: Mobo replacement

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Hello everyone, and thank you for taking the time to view my post!

My...LOL:haha:....Emachines w227 went poops due to the dreaded power supply failure taking the mobo with it as well. I have had NO luck with emachines support on replacement questions.

I would like to purchase a new mobo that will still allow me to use my restore CDs ( I was told that a mobo of either the same type or manufacturer(?) would work with my restore Cds) so I do not have to purchase Windows...that would start to get expensive! I was hoping to upgrade to a superior board, if possible in this scenario.

And one dumb question, do new mobos come with the processor, or is that a stand alone purchase? me not too smart...lol

Thank you everyone for you help and I am glad to see such a helpful community!

-Aaron

Here is all the specifacations on the computer:
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition

CPU: AMD Athlon? XP Processor 2200+ (1.800GHz) with QuantiSpeed? architecture
Monitor Bundle: eMachines® 17" eView? 17s2 Monitor
(16" Viewable, 0.27mm dot pitch)
Chipset: VIA KM 266
Memory: 128MB DDR (PC2100)
Hard Drive: 40GB HDD
Optical Drive: 48x Max. CD-RW Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD
Video: S3 ProSavage8? integrated (1 AGP slot available for upgrade)
Sound: AC '97 Audio
Network: 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem
Peripherals: Standard Multi-Media Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, A... Read more

A:Mobo Replacement Question

if you still have the origional hard drive it should have windows and should be configured to your hardware (mobo) and no, your motherboard does not come with a new prossesor you will have to swap a few things from your old mobo onto your new one, no windows installation is required, if you want you can send me a private message and we can discuss this further
 

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looking to replace my intel ca810e mobo, socket 370. any advice,opinions on which mobo to get? $$$ are limited. Would like to have 3 dimm sockets and decent on board video.I have a new/bought a couple of months ago 800mgz P111 cpu, 2 X256mg rams pc100 that I am using/will use. Hence the reason for sticking with the socket 370.
TIA
 

A:MOBO replacement, need opinions

Egads. Well, if you want to stick with a socket 370, go to Newegg here and at the moment there are four boards listed. Three have onboard video. Your choice but I suppose the DFI would be best.
 

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Hi all basically my old system went belly up a while ago so ive been using my mums machine which sucks.... cause im going to build or buy a new rig towards January or Febuary I figured if I can fix my old rig it would make a great replacement to my mums slow and jittery PC...

Ive replaced my faulty old PSU, checked with a multimeter, and tested a spare starter switch, re seated CPU, ram, power cables etc etc and so am going to start with a mobo replacement but which one to get?

Socket A boards are pretty cheap all be it a little thin on the ground these days, baring in mind im based in the UK and cant use Newegg which Socket A board would you recommend? Please post a link if you can...

I basically want to squeeze as much out of my old Athlon XP 3000 as possible for however long it has left....

Also can you recommend a good Socket A heatsink to replace my current one?


Thanks for any advice/help in advance!
 

A:Socket A: Mobo Replacement

The Biostar nForce 2 boards are great.
 

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suggest me a gud mobo as my old mobo is dead. asus preferred and budget is 100-120$ [5k-6k INR]





SYS CONFG:



DELL E2210H, C2D E8400 , 3x2GB DDR3 @ 1333mhz TRANSCEND JETRAM , 1TB SEAGATE HDD, MSI ATI R5770 running win ultimate 64bit.

PSU - 550W HUNTKEY greenClick to expand...


 

A:Replacement mobo for my old DP45SG

Can your Dell case hold a full ATX motherboard?

Also, if your CPU cooler is held in with 4 screws you will find you'll be needing a new cooler to go along with the new motherboard.

You may also find your new motherboard will not fit in the Dell case, so you might also need a new case to go with that.
 

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Comp is a Compaq presario SR2017CL. Proc is amd athlon 64bit 3800 2.4ght
the ram is two 512mb 1rx8 pc2-4200u-444 3.7-A My hard drive is SATA and It also has a light scribe cd/dvd burner. The mobo in some areas look like it got really hot where there are a lot of caps. Idk how to repair it... so Im looking for a mobo that can run my cpu, heat sink and ram with pci e slot. Maybe a decent mobo that i can later upgrade to am3 or duo proc. price range 1-$150 wanting it to play games decently. Thanks for the help!
I was looking at these MOBOs but they seem to be newer then what i have to run. Links are from newegg.com

GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AMD Motherboard
BIOSTAR TZ68A+ ATX Intel Motherboard

A:My MOBO went 6 feet under, I need a replacement

Researched a bit, finding that the amd athlon 64 3800 is 939 pin... which makes my range of mobo drop for better procs. Highest upgrade is a amd athlon 64 x2... cheapest route for me because I won't have to get new ram proc psu right away. Please correct me if I'm wrong or have a cheap way of building a gaming comp.

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Does anyone know if a 14" t61 mobo can replace a broken 15.6 t61p mobo? thx!










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A:t61p mobo replacement

It does not fit at all.  There are 3 entirely different shapes of MBs for T61 series machines:  14.1" (tall screen), 14.1" wide screen and 15.6" wide screen. 

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I recently experienced electrical storm damage to my router, Intel LAN card, and mobo in the PC (even thou' I have surge protectors!)

The mobo is a Gigabyte 870A-UD3 and currently unavailable. OS is Windows 7 64-bit, which I really do like and I do have the original disc and licence number.

I think it's a good idea to renew the CPU whilst I'm at it, because the PC is reasonably old but runs extremely well 24/7 with no problems. It has a newish Corsair AX-860 PSU, 16GB of new ram, and a Samsung SSD. The PC will not be used for gaming - just for watching films and videos and photo editing.

I'm in the process of buying another PC but this will have Window 10. The damaged PC will be used as a backup, so it won't be in constant use.

Has anyone got any suggestions for a replacement mobo please.

I have a copy of the last version I downloaded on the damaged PC for SysInfo - here it is:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 16380 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 429 GB (304 GB Free); F: 5588 GB (1403 GB Free); K: 1862 GB (777 GB Free); L: 1863 GB (213 GB Free); M: 1863 GB (628 GB Free); N: 1863 GB (269 GB Free); O: 3726 GB (1339 GB Free); P: 1397 GB (859 GB Free); Q: 5588 GB (2829 GB Free); R: 3726 GB (1293 GB Free); S: 465 GB (309 GB Free); T: 4657 GB (2960 GB Free); U: 3725 G... Read more

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Hi

I need to replace this board Gigabyte GA-M61PM-S2 but this one on eBay is the only one I can find. Is there another board I can use instead? If so, which would you recommend?
 

A:Replacement mobo needed

You can replace it with any AM2, AM2+ socket motherboard. I'm partial to ASUS motherboards with Nvidia chipsets. I'm sure everyone here will have a differnt preference but that's what I like. Just go to a site like Newegg/Tigerdirect direct or the UK equivalent and find one in your price range with the features you want.
 

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Hi ,

I have an old emachine 4076 i am looking into replacing the faulty mobo to keep as a back up to my newer system -
i was planning just to reinstall XP using the original manufacturers disc but i've read this might prove difficult to authenticate with microsoft .
Is this absolutely the case despite the mobo needing to be replaced or might i get a break if i only install a similar model/brand ?
If so can anyone please recommend any mobo's ?
The original is -
Intel Desktop Board D102GGC2 ( 775)
Chipset ATI Radion Xpress 200 (+ i PCI slot )

Being an old mobo it seems pretty unlikely to find a direct replacement - so looks most probable that i will need to find an upgrade - the question is ...
-is there any chance an ugrade might get accepted by reinstall of XP , can i still find a mobo with the same/similar chipset or just go for a generally better/more modern mobo/pcu as i will have to invest in another OS ?
Also - as this is only intended as a backup i intended keeping as much of the old set up as possible to keep cost down , so reusing things like the recently purchased 2 x 1mb DDR 2 RAM (533mhz) - will i have to forget that or can i get a mobo/cpu compatible to this RAM ?

Any advice / recommendations appreciated .
 

A:Mobo upgrade/replacement ?

Sorry , should have said the system has-
P4 processor , 3.06 Ghz /533 FSB
2 Gb DDR2 RAM (533)
Seagate Barracuda 120 gb HDD ST 3120213A ( 7200)
ATI Radion Xpress 200
New Corsair 400w PSU
 

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Hey all, I've recently come across a used M9517C.  The mobo is dead in it (M2N78-LA Violet) and from what I've read, that's been known to happen.  I'm looking to find a replacement, but I've not had any luck.  I wasn't hoping to spend money on a new MOBO+Processer if I didn't have to.  I'm looking for mobo that would fit the AM2 processor that's already in the machine.   Any suggestions?

A:Replacement MOBO for m9517c

I found these:http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-for-hp-desktop-motherboard-for-M2N78-LA-VIOLET-GL8E-mai... http://www.ebay.com/p/ASUSTeK-COMPUTER-M2N78-LA-AM2-AM2-AMD-Motherboard/98199721 

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Hello! A friend just asked me for help, his computer stopped working, find out a bad PSU, but MOBO died, it was an ECS 848-P, the problem is that he's on a very tight budget, the problem also is that he was using this computer for gaming, here are the specs:
Celeron D 2.4Ghz (socket 478), 1 GB DDR400, GeForce 4 TI 4200 (AGP 4X), I replaced his PSU with an Enlight 500W with 28A on 12V rail, but I don't know which MOBO get for him, i don't want to get another ECS i know those have a very bad reputation specially for gaming, please a need your advice, like a I said he's on a very tight budget so that will be around $50, I was looking at new egg but not sure about the options, I've seen this ones let me know what do you think
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130519
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131573
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813138262

I'll appreciate your fast responses, because he really need his computer not just for gaming also because he use it for his job and still have to wait for the shipping, Thank you so much for your help!!
 

A:In a Hurry for MOBO replacement

I would recommend your first choice http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130519 as I had a couple of MSI board and they've all worked fine. Also those boards your chose are micro one (small) make sure your case has the correct hole for screwing in a micro board. The type is usaly typed next to the hole ie micro atx.
 

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Same story as everyone ever who has an emachines.

So i checked around and determined i have a microatx and im curious if i can use a atx board. theres room inside the case and the dimensions are in the atx (the case's dimensions).

also has anyone found a good replacement? i want to be able to use my front panel 2x usb, mic, and headphones. it was a celery 2.7ghz with 24fsb or such and im looking at an amd.

i want 3 pci slots and either pcie or agp (leaning towards pcie) and to be able to use my current ram 512mb i think 2700 ddr dimm.

ive checked tiger and newegg but i have little experience with mobos so can someone recommend something. i will need a decent fan/heatsink.
 

A:T2792 Mobo Replacement

You cant have PCI-e, you have socket 478. Ill find a good AGP board. But that processor will DEFINITELY hold back any video card 5500+. My 2.8Ghz celeron d holds back a POS 5500FX, consider a new computer.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813135221

The cheapest mobo, that supports PCI-e is for a laptop, and costs 130$.
 

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pls help,

i want to upgrade my pc from P3-500, intel 815 chipset to P core 2 duo, intel D102GGC.
after changing my mobo will i have to reinstall winxp?
will all my data in my hard-disk get formated and be lost??
is there a way to save my data other than buring everythin?
also what of my application softwares(antivirus, etc), reinstall them?

pls tell me a way to save all my data and not loose my sofwares if i change my mobo.

thanx in advance for replying
 

A:Solved: is disk formatting required after installing new mobo??

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I need advice on replacing a mobo,cpu for an emachine t1840. My main question is, it has xp so,,,will i be able to get a new mobo and all and just put the hard drive in without wiping it out? Or having to buy xp cd with new key?

I have done this before with xp hard drive with no problems but not on a company name pc. I was reading where it could be tricky? I have product key if needed. I am buying a case,power supply,mobo,cpu and just using the existing 2/128 ddr ram and cd burner,dvd rom. Need advice on a mobo etc. compatible to make the transition easy as possible. Thanks,,,,

here's spec on emachine:
# Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
# Intel® Celeron® Processor 1.80 GHz (w/128KB L2 cache & 400MHz FSB)
# Intel® 845GL Chipset
# 128 MB DDR (PC2100)
# 40 GB HDD 1
# 40x12x40 Max. CD-RW Drive; 16x DVD Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD
# Intel® Extreme Graphics 3D (845GL shared)
# 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
# 56K ITU v.92 ready Fax/Modem
# AC '97 Audio
# Keyboard, Wheel Mouse, Stereo Speakers
# 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 on front), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Mic-In & Head Phone jack on front, Audio-In & Out, 3 PCI slots (2 available)
# 7.25"w x 14.125"h x 16"d
 

A:Solved: Need help mobo replacement on emachine

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O Hi.

If I had one brain cell left I would have slept and started this mobo replacment later today. But I don't. And I soooo wanna get this done and see if my poor Optiplex awakens from the dead.

Now, I am down to just having removed the finned assembly under which the copper plate makes contact with the chip....via the two sturdy Philips head bolts to the mobo. I naturally left the fan per se.

I see fins and stuff have dust---also fan per se....why I expected pristine I do not know.

So now I see my chip for the first time ever, OK? My new thermal paste is in the syringe, I had never seen thermal paste. Wut is on there looks like zinc oxide ointment, OK? It is opaue white. I had no idea it was white.

Now, the fried mobo is secured to the frame with SIX SCREWS. There are two more holes into which two more clearly fit! (I will circle those in the pics in red.) Now....earlier I posted a thread suddenly associating some metal thingy which I have always heard rolling around the bottom of this tower..and only after seeing something online, did I yesterday associate it with maybe, OMG that might have fried the mobo.....since, after it fried I finally got it out and guess wut? It was, I now see.... identical to the mobo screws!

Someone responded, saying yes, that could have done it!!!!

If so....given the two empty holes, this could mean the sleazoid vendor I got this from....replaced the mobo and maybe, putting in one of the two not present screws....said screw it (pun i... Read more

A:Solved: Mid Mobo Replacement Issue

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Hi,
I'm on a tight schedule trying to fix my dad's computer before I head to Texas on Saturday. Basically I need to know what motherboard I can use to replace his faulty one with.

The PC is this: HP P6210f
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4171528&SID=11hrjn80qqj4w

with this motherboard (failed after ~1.5 years): M2N78-LA
https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01742903&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3970023

I would love to be able to just order a motherboard and use all the same components/case/psu... and while I'm able to change out the mobo, I have been "out of the tech game" for a while and am not confident in quickly assessing a suitable alternative. The I/O plate on the case is removable.. someone else asked me about that before.

Please help!

Nate
Edit: So far, nothing I find on Newegg will work due to the ram being DDR2 800 - everything they have that is AM3 and microATX is DDR3 :{

Edit #2: Also, I should say the goal is to do this as cheaply and quickly as possible. My dad does nothing on his computer that is intensive, whatsoever.

Edit #3: Would this work???
This Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138283
Plus this Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134718
That would run me $125 with next day shipping..
 

A:Need help selecting a compatible replacement mobo

I would try looking on eBay for an exact replacement.

First, when you swap motherboards to a different chipset it rarely ever boots. So you will need to reinstall the copy of Windows - the recovery discs or partition will no longer work either.

Secondly be aware that once you change the motherboard this will no longer be an HP and as such you are not allowed to use the Windows license that the system shipped with, so you'll be required to buy a new copy of Windows.

BIOSTAR boards aren't the best.
 

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Can anyone tell me if I can replace my blown 700mhz mobo with a 1gig board? I have no idea if it will fit and I cant find any info anywhere else on the net.
 

A:Compaq e500 MoBo replacement

What do you mean "if it will fit"? And chances are if you can't find any info about the board you are going to buy, you shouldn't buy it.
 

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I'm going to install a new motherboard in a damaged Dell Optiplex 740 and I was wondering if I install the mobo in the same way the damaged one was and not changed anything else, will I still have to reinstall Windows or will it boot and run as it did with the old mobo?

A:Dell Optiplex 740 Mobo replacement

If you use an exact replacement Dell motherboard it will work OK. If you use a different motherboard then you have a "different" PC and the Dell OEM OS is no longer legally valid. It is only valid for the PC it was delivered with, or an exact replacement (but you will probably have to activate it with Microsoft).

Another issue, Dells, generally, do not support (fit) non-Dell motherboards (or motherboards for other Dell models). The motherboard mounting holes can be different and the back panel I/O panel on many cases is solid and not an insert like a standard ATX case.

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HI I have just installed a new motherboard into a HP Pavillion 740.uk desktop PC as the Capacitors have 'popped' in the old motherboard. The model of the new board is an MSI KM4MV - http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=589&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=171&cat3_no=89 How ever after installing the new board the machine doesnt post. When turning on the fans spin, hard drive start to spin but nothing is displayed just a black screen. I have had the motherboard replaced but am still having the same problem. All the components are known good. Ive tried booting with just CPU RAM and VGA but still no joy. Could you give any advice??
 

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I am trying to get clear and so more secure before I start this mobo replacement thingy.

1) Do I need an anti static bracelet? I mean, really.

2) Can I remove the old thermal paste with just alcohol or do I need some stupid proprietary cleaner costing waaaay 2 much which may be isopropryl anyhow?
 

A:Solved: Mobo Replacement More Questions

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I'm in the process of fixing a dead eMachine T2825 power supply and mobo for a coworker of mine. I've found a PSU, but I'm having trouble locating a good, compatible motherboard. I've checked Newegg, Tiger Direct, etc. but no one really carries old motherboards anymore. Here are the specs of the T2825:
CPU: AMD Athlon? XP 2800+
Socket: A (462)
Chipset: NVIDIA® nForce?2
Mobo Type: Micro ATX

I would prefer to go with Asus, Gigabyte or any other well known mobo manufacturer. Any suggestions on where to look?
 

A:Need replacement eMachine T2825 mobo

My understanding is that the original OS won't install on any other mobo than an EMachine.
However, as long as you aren't stuck on Nvidia chipsets: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=n82e16813186029
 

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I am so close. I went from a black screen and no mouse or kybd function toa com almost like new. After a mobo replacement and reinstalling Win7, I cannot connect to the internet. Appears I am missing a driver or drivers. I have an s5-1224 Pavilion with Win 7 64 bit. The hardware ID for the net adapter is: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_2ABF103C.  Does anyone know where I can find the driver for this? And will it require more than one driver? I see some responses suggesting the instalation of several drivers. Appreciate in advance any guidance.  

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Hi all

I'm looking to replace the mobo and PSU in my eMachines 8210, the board must support a P4 2.8Ghz. I'm in the UK and I'm not looking to spend too much, but I also don't want it too cheap.

Thanks!
Kev
 

A:Replacement Mobo/PSU for eMachines 8210

To keep the same Windows install you will have to get the same motherboard model as you have now, and get a decent 350 or 400W PSU.
 

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So I had trouble with my computer which lead me to replacing my heatsink and Mobo. This was based on advice given in my previous thread:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic470629.html

Upon replacing my mobo I couldn't get video until I switched my mobo to SLI mode (even though I don't use two GPUs) now I cannot get windows to work. The boot works up until the very begining of the windows boot process. I see the windows logo with the undulating bar under it very briefly before the computer restarts. I get the same response when using safe mode. THe computer consists of the following components:

CPU: (939-pin) AMD Athlon64 3500+
MOTHERBOARD: (Sckt939)Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI nForce4 pro SLI Chipset
MEMORY: 1024 MB Corsair XMS High Performance Memory
VIDEO: NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GT 256MB 16X PCI Express Video Card
HDDs: Hitachi 160GB 7200RPM Serial ATA 150 8MB Cache/Western Digital 500GB
OS: Windows XP Version 5.1 SP3

The previous Mobo was the very similar GA-K8N Ultra-SLI

A:Windows not booting after replacement of MOBO

Your best bet after replacing a motherboard is a clean install. It's possible a repair install will work - if you want to try follow the instructions below. But if it doesn't work you'll be relegated to a format and clean install.Boot to the XP CD and choose the SECOND repair option, allowing XP to install on top of itself. After completion you'll need to go to Windows Update and download & install all updates (except for hardware & driver related updates, which should never be downloaded from Windows Update - only from the OEM websites). Here is a clear tutorial on how to perform a repair install: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/138-how-to-repair-windows-xp/

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Hi All,

I recently replaced my motherboard/CPU. I now have a Bulldozer FX-6200 with Gigabyte 990XA-UD3.

I was having issues with crashes and after various OS reinstalls, I finally got it to a particular state that it would not change. This was not ideal however. As this state meant that when it booted, it would hang at the 'starting windows' screen. I then had to manually restart it around 5-6 times, where it would do the same thing, I would then leave it for 30-45 mins, and then when trying to turn on, it generally booted.

I cannot run Prime95, my case is very cool, HDD around 25 celsius, CPU around 25 celsius. Prime 95 crashes either within seconds or within minutes and as I said, CPU temps never topped 50 celsius.

I have recently bought a new PSU, as my old one was not very good quality and i believed it to be that.

This is where I would appreciate some help. As the new PSU did not fix it, it has made a noticeable difference. The main one being it boots almost everytime now. When it doesnt, it seems to be BSODing with a memory dump and generic, useless, Microsoft error code.

I have tried a million OS reinstalls, my OS image is fine, all of these components were fine before I replaced the mobo/CPU.

Please help any advise is greatly appreciated!!!

Many thanks!!

A:PC BSODing on bootup after mobo/cpu replacement

Hello Jimzoaar. Given that your system is sometimes in a state of BSOD, your dump files will be very useful.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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I recently purchased a foxconn barebone system. I got it up and started with an athlon xp 2200+ cpu. Evrything was working fine, until I decided to update the BIOS. Long story short, I had to get a new mobo. So I ordered the same exact mobo and installed and replaced the cpu and evrything else, but it won't boot up. The monitor shows nothing. I have all fans spinning. After power up, the power led comes on and stays on, the HDD led comes on for a split second (the HDD doesn't sound like its trying to move at all), and I hear a short beep. I tried clearing the CMOS by moving the jumper as well as taking out the battery. I tried the removing evrything but cpu and memory procedure and I get nothing . What could be the problem? I could use any advice and suggestions, guys. Thanks.
 

A:New mobo replacement doesn't boot up at all, tried about everything

mobo

bad board?
 

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Since I can't seem to find a solution to my previous problem (http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic82829.html) I think my only option left is to find a new motherboard. I heard that when switching motherboards that are not the same BIOS/Chipset you will have to reinstall XP which I don't think is an option for me because my XP was mounted as a cd-rom image on my hard drive and was pre-installed for me so I want to find a placement for my current mobo with the same BIos/CHipset. I'm new to these kind of stuff and do not really understand what Bios/Chipset are and was hoping you guys could assist me in check the specification of my old motherboard and the mobo I'm going to get to see if their the same. and if their not I was hoping you guys could give me some suggestions . Thanks a lot!

old mobo:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...&cc=us&dlc=en&docname=c00022505#c00022505_doc

new mobo:
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?pfp=cat3&product_code=337126
 

A:ASUS P4SD-LA mobo Replacement

since the old computer was an HP and u are looking for a new MB I would suggest going and buy a new Windows XP disk or VISTA if that is what u want, and get a complete new board and do not worry about the old install. U will have less problems and be better off.
 

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Im trying to find a replacement motherboard for this Emachine T2200
the part no on the fried one is L7VMM2. Apparently Emachine does not produce this anymore. Any ideas on a new product that could be compatable to this fried part? Thanks in advance to any replies!
The following information is directly from Emachines:

BOM for : T2200

MB: MB, L7VMM2/1.0A MBEM2154L7V2
 

A:Emachine T2200 Replacement Mobo

What is the entire specs of the system, such as the cpu, type and how much of ram, harddrive size, etc also how old was the system when the motherboard went out
 

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Hi all. I recently RMA'd a motherboard from asus (asus sabertooth z87) and have received a new one. I have installed it and I am up and running. Windows 8 has booted fine and everything except it seems there is no detection of my Ethernet connection. I was wondering if this could have something to do with drivers since I technically got a new motherboard even though its still a sabertooth z87. Do I need to reinstall OS? Can I just try to update LAN drivers? Any help is appreciated! thanks!
 

A:Need to reinstall windows 8 after mobo replacement?

Re-installing the OS for driver issues is a bit dramatic. You should be able to correct the issue by re-installing the drivers in question. That is unless hardware is bad, in which case reinstalling the drivers or OS would not help.

Download and install the latest LAN driver from this link.
http://www.asus.com/support/Download/1/45/SABERTOOTH_Z87/
 

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I recently updated my mobo, processor, HD, etc., and re-installed my old XP Home on the new HD. Since then, I've been discovering all sorts of issues that are driving me nuts (short drive, actually).

1. New WD SATA 320GB HD shows as 128GB in Windows Explorer. I understand this an issue that is supposed to be resolved in SP2

2. I installed all Windows updates, including SP3 which is supposed to include all features of SP2, and still shows as 128GB space. I did this via the Windows update site, and no further updates are available, according to same. I went to WD's site, dl'd the Utilities, and attempted to format a partition on the new drive...to which it tells me that it can't because it is the Windows OS device. Sigh.

3. The old IDE drive I installed as a storage drive is not recognized in BIOS, or in explorer

4. The DVD Combo drive (CDRW / DVD ROM) will only play DVD's. Put in a CD, and the explorer shows it as empty. Win XP CD will not boot in that drive.

5. If I replace the combo drive with a plain old CD drive, it sees CD's and I can boot or repair from that. I have two combo drives (new) and they both do the same thing.

6. My BIOS shows a floppy disk installed, and there is none. I do have a all-in-one card reader installed, but even when I remove it, BIOS says I have a floppy. In the Device Manager, it shows a floppy as well.

7. All drivers are current for the board, the CPU, the HD and the PCIe graphics card (GT9400XT).

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A:Funky goin's on after mobo replacement

Hi XPeeved, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Did this copy of Window XP have SP1 when you installed it? If it didn't then it will only show the 128GB that you are seeing, once you installed the SP1 or higher you should then be able to see the remainder in the Disk Manager as unallocated space. If this is the case you can format this unallocated space and then access it.

This old IDE, is it the only device on the IDE cable?

How is the jumper set on the old drive, and which connector (middle or end) is it connected to?

Do the combo drives show up in My Computer?

Do you see any errors (red X) or warnings (yellow exclamation mark) in the Device Manager?

You should be able to disable the floppy in the BIOS.

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