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HP Omni 120-1126 motherboard upgrade

Q: HP Omni 120-1126 motherboard upgrade

i have tried HP Support on twitter and they havent responded quickly to my and its been about a month since i first sent the question, so my question is, Can u guys give me an estimate on a new motherboard preferably with intel processor(s) for the GHZ between 2.5 GHZ and 3.00 GHZ or whatever you can find?my current processor is AMD E-453 APU with Radeon HD Graphics and it is soldered onto the motherboard at a total of 1.65 GHz.

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Hi, I have bought ALL IN ONE HP OMNI 120 PC from Singapore. Currently i am in india and am facing issue with the PC that it is not booting. When i checked with Local HP support they said, the motherboard needs to be replaced. However, the motherboard is not available anywhere and am stuck with the PC as i didnt find the replacement motherboard. Please let me know where i can get the motherboard for this PC and the cost of it ? Also, provide the warranty details of the motherboard. Also, i would like to know,whether it is advisable to replace the motherboard or buy a new PC?

A:want to buy All in One Omni 120 PC motherboard

Hi,Can you please provide the exact model of your Omni 120 PC for further help. Let me know,David

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quiero saber si puedo cambiar la motherboard la omni 120(pc all in one) y cual puedo poner?

A:puedo cambiar la motherboard de la all in one omni 120?

@tincranch, welcome to the forum. Ingles', por favor!

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Posted in the notebook section as this all in one uses mainly notebook parts. I am looking for the part number / availability of the option video card upgrade. I will also the proper hp heatsink. Other than knowing this a MXM type, I have been unable to find part numbers. Wish I had the option at time of purchase, but FRY's did not stock the unit with upgrades. Thanks

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I am not sure if I should ask here or in the laptop section since it is classified as a desktop, but the innards are more along the lines of laptop components. I have an Omni 100-5155 and looking for any upgrade options I may have (I do realize those options are extremely limited). I've already maxed the RAM to 8Gb, but am looking for CPU, hard drive and wireless possibilities. So my questions -What is the max capacity hard drive the motherboard will accept? I am hoping to also replace the optical drive with a hard drive caddy. Are SSD's and/or SSD/HDD hybrids supported? Can the PCI Express x1 802.11 b/g/n card be replaced by this? (to match my router's ability)Intel 3160 Dual Band Wireless AC + Bluetooth Mini PCIe card Supports 2.4 and 5.8Ghz B/G/N/AC BandsOr would I be better off getting a wireless USB dongle (if that would even work)? Any CPU suggestions or same form factor motherboard upgrade replacement possibility? I know my USB 3, better graphics and Gb WLAN dreams will have to wait until I've finished saving for a moderate gaming rig build, but I thought since I'm likely to be upgrading to Win 10 soon I should try to get the most I can out of this system... which will be eventually handed down to the nephews, hopefully within the year.  Any and all helpful suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks. For easier reference -Omni 100-5155 specsMotherboard specs   

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Posted in the notebook section as this all in one uses mainly notebook parts. I am looking for the part number / availability of the option video card upgrade. I will also the proper hp heatsink. Other than knowing this a MXM type, I have been unable to find part numbers. Wish I had the option at time of purchase, but FRY's did not stock the unit with upgrades. Thanks

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I need to add more memory to my Omni. It can hold up to 8GB. It currently has 4. The installed momory is an 4.0GB Samsung PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz SO-DIMM 200 Pin SO-DIMMI can only find this in a 204 pin.I tried going through Crucial and bought the memory they recomended but when I install it, it crashes the system. Remove it and all is well. I really want to get aother Samsung memory so I have EXACTLY what is already in it but can only find a 204 Pin.  this image is what is currently in my computer. Any help will be appreciated.  

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hi i have an issue with the audio.there is no sound after windows 8.1 upgrade.when im in game mode- the sound works perfectly. but when im trying yo hear music from my computer or just go into Youtube- there is no sound. i tried to check for driver update but the system is telling me that i have the updated version. thanks!Mor

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Can I upgrade Graphic card for omni 120-1020in pc?System info: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03045125 Thank you for your time.

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The computer has 500 GB 7200RPM SATA   3G 1st hard drive4GB PC3 10600 SODIMM memory  1x4GBCan I upgrade to a 1 or 2 TB? CAN I change the intel pentium processor  G620 processor to an I5 ?

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I am trying to upgrade my computer. So far I've successfully upgraded the CPU, RAM and wifi/bluetooth adapater. However, I have not been able to successfully upgrade my video card.  I've purchased two different cards and when I install them the computer powers up but the screen is black. It seems like the computer is still functioning because when I remove the card and boot using the onboard video the system has installed drivers for each of the two cards I've tried. This is my computer:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03377747 These are the two video cards I've installed:https://www.amazon.com/HP-EliteOne-Radeon-Graphics-671864-002/dp/B00H71JJOShttps://www.amazon.com/Asunflower-GeForce-N13P-GL2-A1-660498-002-Graphics/dp/B01MF91A4P I noticed that my computer doesnt have a cable connected to either the MXM_LVDS or UMA_LVDA ports which are located right above the MXM slot. Is this related to my problem? I've inspected the hardware and there does not appear to be a lose cable anywhere.  As far as I can tell there is nothing to plug into either one of those two ports. I have also updated my bios, disabled secure boot and all power management functions (suggestions I read in other posts). So far nothing has worked.  I've included a copy of my msinfo32 and a picture of the motherboard. I'm at my wit's end, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  

A:HP Omni 27-1057c video card upgrade

Hi, The first card is compatible with the 51 machines including the following 27" machines HP Omni 27-1010ef AiO PC FRHP Omni 27-1200a AiO PC AUSTHP Omni 27-1200ee AiO PC ARABHP Omni 27-1200eg AiO PC GRHP Omni 27-1200er AiO PC RUSSHP Omni 27-1200es AiO PC SPHP Omni 27-1202ed AiO PC NLHP Omni 27-1210xt CTO Desktop PCHP Omni 27-1265ef AiO PC FR the second card is compatible with 14 machines insluding the following 27" machines HP Omni 27-1100ee AIO PC ARABHP Omni 27-1100er AiO PC RUSSHP Omni 27-1100et AiO PC TURKHP Omni 27-1101ed AiO PC NLHP Omni 27-1101er AiO PC RUSSHP Omni 27-1140eg AiO PC GRHP Omni 27-1180ef AiO PC FR  Your 27" machine is not in BOTH lists therefore the simple answer: they are not compatible with your machine. Regards.

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I am currently running windows 10 x64  build 1511 but the update to build 1607 fails. Microsoft tech said I need windows 10 drivers. Does anyone have a solution.  Thanks

A:Can't find any windows 10 drivers for my hp pavilion p7-1126...

HelloUnfortunately this equipment doesn`t support Windows10.We recomment to try to apply the Windows Updates (In the Search from the Start Menu). Make sure to use HP Softpaq Download Manager:ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/caps-softpaq/HP_SDM_Setup.exe Also, you can try to find the controllers manually:http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/auto-detect-tool You can find more information here:http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-p7-Desktop-PC-series/5146449/model/51569... Hope you find this useful, if not feel free to reply back

I am an HP Employee!

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I have a Gigabyte Socket 775 motherboard with an AGP video card, and I want to upgrade to a system that has PCI express X 16 for a new video card. The thing is, I dont want to see my 2gb PC3200 dual channel kit go to waste because all the new motherboard are DDR2 only.

So is it too late to upgrade to 939? With the money saved without getting new memory for conroe boards or AM2, and the relativly inexpensive price for a 939 board, I can get a Athlon 64 X2 3800 for 939 which is much, much faster than my current cpu, and get PCIX16 video card support, all the things that I exactly want!

A:Budget upgrade: Upgrade to Core 2 motherboard, AM2 or 939?

Works For Me

Sounds like you have thought things out. If you want to save your DDR I (thats what it is called now) a socket 939 motherboard is the way to go. Still avaiable for the present, and socket 939 dual core processors are coming down in price. Just make sure your memory is compatiable with the new motherboard. You should be good for a while, although the future belongs to DDR II.

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I am looking to upgrade the motherboard in my HP Pavilion dv9743cl Notebook PC. Does anyone know of a possible upgrade that I can purchase. I am looking for motherboards that support either DDR3 or DDR4. All help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi, Not like desktops, each series of laptops has different motherboard and upgrading this means buying a new computer. Regards.

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I was at the local computer store and I was looking for a bigger video card (still) instead my attention was drawn to a motherboard for $20. It had 4 pci and 4 isa slots. Much easier to upgrade for. It had both an AT and ATX power adapter. It also had IDE ports right on the mobo (imagine). It was a socket 7 motherboard and amazingly had 4 72pin SIMM slots and 2 168 pin DIMM slots. What is the fastest processor I could put on that? I think it is 233mhz? I would also have to get a different video card and my turbo button and LED speed indicator would lose their functions. All of this may seem out of date to you. Do you think it is worth the trouble?

P.S. Sorry for all my questions....

[Edited by cjreed64 on 05-09-2001 at 09:31 PM]

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My desk top is slow......DO you recommend a new CPU or motheboard that is affordable.  What type? I upgrade/downloaded to Windows 10 a few months ago whic made speed worse.


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A:Need Motherboard or PU upgrade

Read the following sticky topic. You might find a solution there by following the troubleshooting. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Software-and-How-To-Questions/My-Computer-is-running-slow/m-p/5599551#M64269 The processor is soldered onto the motherboard. It can't be upgraded.Upgrading the memory is something you should consider. Replace the memory only in pairs of identical memory modules. If you are looking for a serious boost in performance, consider upgrading to an SSD. http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/HP---Compaq/presario-cq5814

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I would like to upgrade my parents computer by changing the motherboard, but really don't know anything about this process.
Its a compaq presario 5012us running 512mb right now
here are the original specs

I understand I might have to buy a new powersupply.

I am aiming for total costs of 50-70 dollars max and looking for a pentium 4 motherboard.

thanks everyone

A:Help me upgrade the motherboard

Hi mate and welcome to TSG forums.

Please tell me this: Why do you want to upgrade the motherboard? Do you want to add a new CPU to your computer? Or is the current motherboard broken?

I ask the above questions because a motherboard upgrade is not such usual. Upgrading a motherboard is mostly done if you want to upgrade other hardware as well, getting a new motherboard alone usually doesn't improve system performance that much to justify the cost.

EDIT: I see that you have a Pentium 3 machine and you ask for a Pentium 4 motherboard. This is not recommended because Pentium 4s are already very old. Even if you find one you may need to upgrade other parts of your computer as well and not only your PSU. You may want to get a newer computer, tell us what you usually do with your computer and we can find for cheap parts that you can buy!

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I am currently running the following setup that I am looking to upgrade:

ASRock ConRoeXFire-eSATA2 LGA 775 Intel 945P
http://www.newegg.com/product/prod [...] 6813157096
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz
4gb DDR2
500+320 = 820gb total
Geforce 9600GT

I would like to upgrade to the Windows 7 64 bit OS from a Vista 32 bit OS beause its cheap now, and upgrade my motherboard so that I can overclock my e6600 up to the 3.0 - 3.2 ghz range. So I am looking for a good motherboard that can run this chip and takes 4 slots of DDR2, good amount of SATA ports, and pci express x16 2.0 would be good but not necessary, and overclocks easily. Also maybe a good cooling fan upgrade for the processor thats worth the upgrade from the stock cooler.

I'm a student, cash is short, and the lower the price the better

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A friend's computer died and we noticed (after some investigation) that the motherboard was faulty.

We bought a Gigabyte 775 Intel 865G/ICH5 motherboard making sure that we could keep the Pentium 4 processor. The motherboard's description said that it supports our existing processor (a Pentium 4, 2.60Ghz/512/400 SL6PP).

However the processor socket in the new Gigabyte m/board is slightly larger than the Pentium 4 processor. The old m/board processor socket was a mPGA478B.

Did we buy the worng motherboard? I particularly wanted this one for its IDE support as we intended to use the existing hard disk too.

Any help comments will be greatly appreciated.


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Indeed you did buy the wrong motherboard. You purchased a socket 775 motherboard when you wanted a socket 478. The 478's aren't very widely available anymore, maybe it's time for a bigger upgrade?

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So im Thinking about Upgrading my Cpu Motherboard I only have a 200$ Budget So im kinda trying to shoot for playing World of warcraft and leauge of legends if u can list 2 parts which would be good for that im kinda aiming for 60 fps lowest graphics so any tips would be good

A:CPU + motherboard upgrade

What are your computer specs now before you upgrade?
What resolutions are you planning on using to game with?

$200 is not allot to work with. Is there any chance you could go higher?

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Hi, I am having trouble. I bought a Dell 3000 2.66 ghz celeron d 512 mb 80 gb computer. That is what I could afford and trust. Yet, it works great for school but horrible for gaming. My motherboard only holds PCI. So i bought a PCI card 256 mb 128 bit Geforce fx5500. But i have not recieved it yet though the mail. So I was wondering if I would upgrade my motherboard for my dell in the upcoming weeks to improve gaming and the computer overall. Can someone please give me some advice?? Thanks


A:How do I upgrade my motherboard???

I really dont recommend changing out just the motherboard with Dell computers. They do not usually have a good power supply plus they are cramped inside for space. You may also have a hard time fitting aftermarket mainboards into that case.

Alternatively, it's usually much more prudent to try and scavenge as many parts off your Dell as possible to fit into a new system. You can find new cases that will mount any mainboard, with nice 450W or higher power supply + case fans for around $60-$90 at NewEgg:

Also realize, with a mainboard change, re-installing Windows XP comes highly recommended. You can do this without a re-install, but it takes several steps and can leave a lot of older hardware drivers/chipset/agp around that require even more steps to clean away properly. Needless to say, if you're not a big XP pro, it's generally easier to simply cdburn your files/data and re-install from the CD's and re-activate with the sticker serial on your Dell case.

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Hi there, I am having a few issues with old pc and i am thinking to upgrade my CPU. I have done this already to this pc and it worked well for many years. I am concerned about the age of my motherboard though, and whether it is worth the effort to upgrade my CPU again. My motherboard is a Asus M2N8 - VMX CPU 1 - it is a 2007 model,, Chipset, NVIDIA/MCP61. I am currently running an AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+ ( Windsor 90 nm ) CPU I have a Radeon HD 5450 vid card. I have 6G DDR ram. Could someone please advise me if my system is worth upgrading or whether to start afresh. I have tried to find a new cpu for my motherboard online but i have had no luck. I llok forward to suggestions. Thanks in advance . Tom

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I currently have an MSI M6728 motherboard in my computer. It is about 5 years old. I have been trying everywhere to get the official specs of this motherboard. Apparently they don't make it anymore so MSI can't help me and a google search came up empty.

Anyway, the motherboard is broken and all I have managed to get from Evesham (who made the computer) is the following:

Any new board needs to be

Socket 478
AGP Graphics Connector for processor

My processor is a Pentium 4, 2.6GHz BX

I have found this motherboard: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...hvd19wcm9kdWN0X2dhbGxlcnk=&product_uid=119412

What I need to know is basically....will it work as a replacement?

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Im kind of bonehead when it comes to reading these spec sheets...can someone tell me what I can upgrade this mans computer to....(can I use PC133 RAM SIMM?)(How fast processor?)....are my two questions really.

here is what he has..



HDD----full 6gb,



IntelŪ PentiumŪ II / III and Celeron™ Processer
Slot1 for future Processor support
66/75*/83*/100/112*/133* MHz System Bus
(DOES THIS MEAN IT's 100FSB?)**************
AUTO Detect CPU Voltage
Clock multiplier 3.0/3.5......./9.5

Intel 82440 BX AGPset
IntelŪ 440BX AGPset
iTE 8671 I/Oset (1Mb/S)

8MB to 768MB DRAM size
3 x 3.3V DIMM Sockets
Supports 8/16/32/64/128/256 MB SDRAM DIMM Module
Supports ECC Type DIMM Module (72bits)



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I have all my system information and I am curious if I can upgrade my motherboard to support a faster processor. I currently have a Dell Dimension XPS T600r. I know that I can upgrade my processor up to a 1G PIII slot1. My question is is there anywhere I can find information on what motherboards would be compatible with my system such that I would be able to increase RAM, processor, bus size and speed, etc...?

Thanks for your help.

Adam Turner

A:Motherboard Upgrade??

Dell is a proprietary system. If you want to upgrade the motherboard. You will need to buy a new case for this new motherboard. Since the new board either wont fit or you wont be able to mount it properly in the dell case.

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Yes this is my first time posting here. I have a Emachine W3410 With an MSI RS480M-IL motherboard and a AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.2GHz processor. What I'm trying to do is figure out what size motherboard and what kind of mobo i can use in it and what i would need to do to replace it. This is just an upgrade so I can run my games better. Also you may need to know that I want to stay with my PC3200 DDR 400MHz Ram chips which I have 2 that equals 2 gigs and want to stay with my new Sapphire ATI Radeon X1600PRO Advantage Edition 446MHz DDR clock speed at 256 MB Video Card And all the other stuff it came with from HD to my two dvd/cd burners to which all is IDE.
Also would I have to do anything to my current windowsXP sp2 home edition because emachines told me i would have to get another copy of it and install it and would it be a good idea to upgrade my psu as well and if so what kind do you recommend.

A:Want to upgrade my motherboard and cpu

PSU upgade definately, i believe its just a atx case i know my compaq presario is...

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Hi I have pritty much the same set up as above in my M3910 only I have a Radeon HD6770 GPU but never upgraded the PSU its a bog standerd 300W and 16gigs of ram thats the MAX the motherboard will allow also the motherboard only has Sata 2 I was looking to upgrade the board so I can have Sata 3 for my Crucial M4 SSD does anyone know of an upgraded board that will fit the Acer Aspire Case the board by the way is an H57H-AM2

Moderator note: Moved from this thread - http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/basic-upgrading-help-for-a-beginner.182208/#post-1374253

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Hey guys. I'm about to start upgrading my system. Ive been looking around online for deals and such, and just need some guidence.

I want an AMD system, probably like an XP 2800 and up
and some kind of good motherboard w/ atleast 400mhz fsb.

Ive checked around at tigerdirect.com, newegg.com and outpost.com. any other places i should check online?

Any other suggestions for upgrading my system. I know about computers. just havent upgraded in a while. So dont really know whats possible and what I should get.

How do I find boards that support lots of harddrives. Like atleast 3.

And ones that could support 2 video cards. What is a good/affordable one.
Thanks in advance.

A:PC & Motherboard Upgrade

first suggestion: Don't go to Tigerdirect. I hear they are terribly overpriced and tend to deliver products in bad shape. They also don't own up to their rebate policies...

I go to Pricewatch.com. They search the web for the lowest prices for you..

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If I have to change my Motherboard a " Intel (wasp) Socket 478 Pentium 4" is there any need to upgrade or just put the same one in? Mine fried my Raid controllers out. Thanks for any advice on Motherboard upgrades.
:suspiciou Will I get any speed or other benefits from a upgrade?

Gateway 710XL
1024MB Ram P3200
audigity 2 ZX
Nvidia GeForce FX 5950 Ultra
D875PBZ Motherboard
Onboard Raid controllers (82801EB/ER) (ICH5/ICH5R) SATA & PATA

A:Why upgrade a Motherboard????


That depends on a lot of things- the first thing I would ask is .....are you sure it's the mobo's fault? Not PSU, or other hardware problems.

It's a good board and chipset, lots of CPU support, 4 GB RAM capable, etc., but it is a 478 socket. Looks like 800MHz max FSB. Do you game? Heavy? Do you want to? It has AGP 8x, but no PCIe slot. It all depends on what you currently use/need it for, and for how much longer.

If you intend to stay with Intel over the long haul, an LGA775 should be considered. If you're satisfied with what you're doing with it, seems like there is still space for updating with that board for a good while, but not too long. Faster RAM's, higher FSB's, and larger caches now being prevalent, you may begin to feel left behind, so you might wanna look at your budget, your plans, and consider this to be the time to upgrade.

Just my humble opinion- :wave:

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Help! I have an older Compaq Presario 5441 I want to up grade it to a better motherboard and faster processor but I don't know what is compatible and which is the best buy? I already have my hard drive and everything else to upgrade. Can someone please give a novice some advice.

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i want to know which processors my motherboard can support

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the first thing I would suggest is to post in the right forum.

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Okay, I have a HP Pavilion Slimline s7517c, and it has an Asus PTGV-DM Onyx2-GL8E, and I was wondering, if I could upgrade it with a newer mini itx motherboard.

A:Can I upgrade my motherboard?

Yes, you an probably use most any ITX motherboard, but you might have to buy a CPU and memory for the new board. Also, the front panel wire harness might need to be altered to match the front panel pins on the new motherboard

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OK. So I searched the forums here for a bit and I understand that I will no longer be able to use my current OEM windows when I install my new motherboard. No, I do not have a clue about what I am doing, but I am very excited about doing it. All I need (hopefully) is an OS. I understand that OEM is manufacturer version, only compatibly with one machine and one alone (courtesy of Wikipedia and a very unhelpful HP support rep who just wanted to sell me a new PC...). I just don't want to spend $89 on the OEM version just to find out I need something else, or whatever... Here's the dillema everyone is facing right now. Vista needs a few (a lot) more updates before I even want to bother with it. But I will want it in another year or two. Therefore, I don't want to spend $200 on XP retail version now then $250 later on Vista, so I am leaning towards the OEM version for a cheap quick fix. I still would like input from anyone who knows anything more about the subject that I do, which is most likely some 99.9% of the world population. Here are the main questions I have: is the content in both software packages the same? Is everything I need for installing included in the OEM version (software)? What does 16G @ 64X mean? Any input is welcome, positive or negative.

and if you wanted to know. I only needed a new video card, but turns out I need other things in order to run a better one than the one I have. It turns out is cost less to get a new system... then I got it and... Read more

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It is confusing when you face this issue> do I upgrade, or buy a new system to run Vista?

The easiest way is to go with a "Ready for Vista" setup.

I can't help you that much with all the hardware items, but I can with your question about XP OEM vs. Retail.
1. OEM Microsoft copies are for sale, without being pre-installed on any computer, single license and CD..... They run about $85 plus or minus. They can be installed on any computer, but are married to that same system (meaning the same motherboard and some items of hardware) for life.

XP Home, or Pro, is available as an OEM, which is less costly, but cannot be transferred to another machine!

Here is XP Home Edition for $89 and is probably what you saw,


Note that it does NOT say "Dell" or any other, computer brand.

This comes with Service Pack 2 included. OEM copies do not have tech support like Retail does.
**One processor systems only are supported, though it does run on multi-core systems. NOT dual processor systems.

**This OEM version will only allow a clean Install, and your existing data will be deleted. (Right- it formats the hard drive etc).
Here is another good place to buy and this link is for the XP Pro Edition, not Home....OEM w/SP2, for $139.00


(YOu will see some that are X64 there, too)

There is some good info about X64 bit... Read more

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Hi, I know that this question has been asked (a lot), but I want to upgrade my motherborad because I have an older pc and it's running slow and trying to keep up with Windows 10. Is there a motherboard upgrade to make my computer faster? Maybe you could leave the name of the other motherboard. Or maybe all I need is a CPU upgrade Thanks a lot for taking the time....

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@jumper77?, welcome to the forum. There are several things that you have to consider when upgrading the motherboard: 1) the Form Factor of of the mobo.  This is to assure that the stand-offs in the case will match the holes in the mobo. 2) the CPU socket (Intel or AMD).  This will assure that your CPU/processor will work 3) the type and speed of the memory.  This will assure that your memory will work with the new mobo and 4) the connectors in the case have to matcn those on the mobo.  HP has their mobos made to their specs.  So, the connectors may be proprietary.  You can choose a manufacturer's mobo and contact their Tech Support to see if they can tell you if it is compatible. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I currently have a PentiumII motherboard currently running Win98SE that I'm going to upgrade with a Intel PentiumIV motherboard and then upgrade to WinXP after getting it up and running. I want to reuse my hard drive w/ current OS, CD and floppy. I know I need to upgrade the video card. Is this going to be a major hassle? Any suggestions before I dive into the project? Any help/procedures would be appreciated.

A:Motherboard upgrade

First of all, Welcome to Techspot Jackld!

Upgrading to a newer board, RAM and CPU aint that hard if you have built a pc before. Well the best thing right now is to give up your current PC specification and your budget, then we can give you some recommendation.

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   I have a g7 2017 us that I want to upgrade from a core i3 to core i7.  The existing motherboard can only accept  a core i5 upgrade.  So I need to replace the existing mb with a new one and compatible core i7 chip.  Is there such a motherboard that will fit in the 2017us or should I forget the upgrade ???

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hi there!
i would like to know if i have to install windows again on my system when i install a new motherboard and cpu?
and do i have to format my harddrive again?
thanks for help

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At the moment I have an intel SE440bx-2 (genuine) mobo.
After my repairs Intel supplied a P III850 which I believe is the max this mobo supports( after bios updates). I am running this with a Leadtek A170 DDR T. This card supports agp 4x (spec 2.0) whereas my current mobo supports agp 2x (spec 1.0) but intel built in the 3.3volt spec with this board(required for spec 2.0--as I understand).
In a few weeks I shall have some spare cash and wish to upgrade to a better mobo that supports full agp 4x, as well as a CPU upgrade in the future. And also It would also be good to have a mobo with with some O'C capabilities. I've done a bit of huntin' on google and figured maybe an ASUS TUSL2-C.
I know that there are better options available but I will be on a limited budget.
Any thoughts or suggestions muchly appreciated

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Obviously not.
Don't know if my original post is accurate, but I figure it must be.
I was thinking about a mobo that supports the PIV (1.6 onwards).
I really need some ideas as there is a plethora of mobos and I ain't too savvy with with all the ins and outs of mobos.
If anyone has any suggestions feel free to post.
(don't make me beg )

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Well, my exams are over and I only have 2 more weeks of school to gut through. I haven't visited these forums in a long time

Anyway, I was wondering, does the AGP have a separate divider from the PCI? I mean, on a 133Mhz FSB, PCI has a divider of 1/4 to run at 33Mhz. AGP runs at 66Mhz (correct me if I am wrong), so it could have a 1/2 divider. If the FSB ran at 166Mhz, a 1/5 divider will let the PCI run at 33Mhz, but a 1/2.5 divider is needed for AGP <= Is it possible?

Reason being I want to get a new KT333 system, and bring the FSB to 166 to match the memory (Obviously needing to unlock the CPU and bring down the multiplier some).

Second of all, what Motherboards support 1/5 PCI dividers? If I remember correctly, ABit's Softmenu III has 1/5 dividers, but ABit's KT333 motherboard can only operate with 2 DIMMs populated.

Lastly, will my current PIII motherboard's power supply work with Socket-A motherboards? My case is a regular ATX one with a 300w powersupply, I know that P4s use a different type of powersupply, but what about PIIIs and Athlons?

I've come back with lots of questions

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If I remember correctly, every motherboard I've seen has had AGP running twice the PCI bus speed. Some, like my motherboard, have the option to choose whether the speeds are locked or related to FSB speed.
For PSU compatibility, check from motherboard's manufacturer site (or other) for a picture of the board. If you don't see that new connector ATX 2.03 PSU's have, it should work. I haven't heard of it being used in other systems than P4s.

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Hello all. I am new here, and so this is my first thread. I have peiced computers together in the past, but I am by no means a pro, or even a talented enthusiest. What I am trying to do now is more of an upgrade. I bought a computer from ADK in 2007. It is a video/audio computer, and ADK did a great job. I would highly reccommend them. If I wasn't trying to save some money I would go back to them, but I am trying to do this as inexpensively as possible (meaning I would like to keep as much as I can from this computer to use).

Here is what I currently have: Antec Titon 650 case with Thermalake 700w. Intel board DP35DP; 3 PCIe, 1 IDE, 8xSATA, Glan, 8xUSB2, 2xTI firewire. Intel Quad Core Q6600,2.40 GHz, 1066 FSB, 8MB Cache. Coolmaster Mars - RR-CCX-W9U1-GP fan. 2 Vantec 80mm Stealth fans - very quiet. SuperTalent DDR2 PC5300 CL4 240 pin RAM (1GBx3). HD1=Seagate 80 GB ATA100/7200rpm. Raid zero array 2 Seagate 640 x2, Seagate 320GB x1. Video XFX nVidia GeForce 8600GTS 256MB, PCIe 675MHz, 2 DVI HDCP PCIe. PIONEER DVR112B Dual Layer DVD-RW drive. Windows XP Pro 32 bit. 2 Monitors.

I want to replace the MB with a Z77 MB,and the CPU with an i73770K. I will need to upgrade the RAM to DDR3 2400 (Preferably 16GB). I want to change the OS to Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. Here are my newb questions:

Will I need to replace my Video card?
Can I use the same case and fans?
Can I use the same HDs and the same RAID 0 Array (I know nothing about RAID) ?
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Will I need to replace my Video card? Click to expand...

That video card will be compatible with your build. However, if you plan to use the PC for gaming or other graphically intensive tasks, you may want to consider upgrading to a newer model. A CPU upgrade may help performance in some games, but the GPU is what's holding you back.

But as I said, if you don't plan to game on the system, then it will be fine.

Can I use the same case and fans?Click to expand...

Yep, should be just fine, the newer motherboards will likely have more fan headers than your previous one.

Can I use the same HDs and the same RAID 0 ArrayClick to expand...

As far as I know (not being an expert on RAID), you should be able to the same setup with the new motherboard (although I'm not sure about retaining your data from your current build).

You may also want to consider purchasing an SSD, and loading your new OS onto that. It'll do wonders for your system's responsiveness, and may negate the necessity of a RAID array.

Can anyone spot something I may be missing?Click to expand...

I would suggest getting an aftermarket CPU cooler, so that you can properly overclock. If your going to get a Z77 motherboard and an unlocked CPU (such as the i7-3770K), it makes no sense not to overclock.

It would be useful to know exactly what the PC will be used for so that we can more accurately gauge whether you need to upgrade other parts of the... Read more

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I recently upgraded my motherboard on a Compaq Presario. I don't know what the original motherboard was, but I upgraded to a Mercury PI845EX-L (replacing the case with an ATX that fit the motherboard). Upon power-up, I set the BIOS settings, and then instead of the PC loading Windows XP, I saw a horizontal line, like a cursor, flashing in the upper left corner of the screen. I couldn't type anything there. I have tried a trick I read about, booting with the XP CD and doing a repair installation, and it says that the first part of the installation was successful, it rebooted, but rather than continuing the installation, as it said it would, it would simply load the cd the same way, or if I removed the cd, show the flashing line. Is there any other way to boot without formatting? (I have tons of programs on the HD) Thanks!

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I don't think you will get it to work. The Compac bios is gone and that is what it is looking for. Someone else may have a solution though.

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I have Xp on a machine that I want to upgrade with a new Mb and CPU. Will I have to re-register the system and if so how is it done? Does anyone have experience with this? I changed a video card and it had me register again how much hardware can you change without a problem? Thanks in advance for the info.

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Depends on last time it was registered. If it has been over six months you can probably use the key you have and do it online like original time you did it.

I changed mobo's, video card and reloaded XP about a year after initial load and just reregistered online. A month later I had a HD problem and upon loading XP to new HD I had to call MS as it would not let me register online. Process was painless and only took about 5 minutes. I simply explained what happened and they issued me a new code.

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I need more Ram in my system. I have Pentinum 1.4 chip with 512mb PC800 RDRAM non ecc installed(max). My work involves images of 750mb-1G. How do I determine which motherboard is compatible with my system? I need to increase my Ram to at least 2Gigs. On the other hand is there some kind of external/slave type of ram to help speed up my processing? Can I buy any intel motherboard with the capabilities I need!

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Welcome to TSG!

What motherboard do you have now? Most boards that support that processor will support at least 1GB of ram or more.

Let us know

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I'm thinking of upgrading my Athalon 550 MB and CPU to something around 800-850. In the "old days", all the cases and MB's were considered AT compatible, so it would just drop in.

Would it be safe to say that if I order a motherboard from a manufacture that it will fit?

My main concern is the USB-Serial-Parallel "plate" that is located on the back of the motherboard. Are they all the same?

I currently have a Cybermax case with an ATX IR1 motherboard.

Again. There is a plate at the back for the external connections and I want to make sure that a new board will be a direct replacement.


P.S. Can someone recommend a brand name.

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Most cases come with multiple i/o panels for this. You just put in the one you need. Others have a page where you can select the one you want from layouts. I have purchased 3 cases in the last 6 months and all fit the mobo fine.

You can check here for cases http://www.antec-inc.com/ www.addtronics.com www.3dcool.com for super cooled case, mostly overclockers like these.

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I have a P4 and want to upgrade to another motherboard so I can later get a Core 2 Duo processor. I have an OEM WinXP Sp2, does this mean I have to purchase another license for WinXP? I want to just re-install Windows when I install the new board, is MS going to Balk on this?


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The motherboard is the main part of the computer where all other parts of the computer attach to. Upgrading the motherboard, I believe, should not unistall Windows, because windows is not associated with the motherboard. It is located in the Harddrive. So you shouldn't have to re-install Windows at all. However, some other programs will probably reconize the computer as a different computer.

For example; if you have purchased music off Itunes, Itunes will reconize the computer as a new computer and promt you to register the computer as one of the five computers to play the song.

Check out this link:

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My laptop is the Dell Latitude E6510 with board number 02K3Y4 (no nvidia gpu)My processor is the intel i7 620mMy question is,
1. Can I replace the board with board number CN-0HMKY7 (same laptop but the version with a nvidia gpu)
1.a if not is there any board with nvidia gpu that will swap out?
2. and am I able to use the same processor 

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