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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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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?

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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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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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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!

A:Motherboard upgrade

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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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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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

A:Motherboard upgrade

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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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

A:cpu and motherboard 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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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 have a Dell Inspiron 1545. I think the motherboard is gone cause i change the keyboard and recheck all connection and everything in place. Now i even connect the laptop to an extend monitor and what you see here is what i got on the laptop but nothing on the monitor. can anyone tell me what other motherboard i can fit in my Dell Inspiron 1545?

A:Want to upgrade my motherboard

An exact replacement will be your only feasible option.

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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 plan to upgrade my motherboard and RAM..i would like to use my current hard drive and would like to know if i have to do a clean instal of vista..

my current OS: windows vista home premium 32-bit sp1 (pre-installed)
my current MOBO: ASUS Berkeley (P35/ICH9R)
my current RAM: Hyuandai DDR2 (333Mhz)


Thank you for all reply..

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Hello there reader. I have a HP P2-1343W desktop. It has a Pegatron APXD1-DM (Redwood B) Mini ITX Form Factor. The chipset is an AMD Hudson-D1 FCH. The size of it is 17 cm (6.7 inches) x 17 cm (6.7 inches). I was wondering what motherboard i could upgrade to that is NOT an OEM motherboard. (I like overclocking.) Anyways, thank you for your time. Bye!

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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!

A:Motherboard upgrade?


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 wanted to know what motherboard/cpu combo would work with a gateway gt5411e desktop system

A:motherboard cpu upgrade

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I have a dell Gen 5 xps
intel Pentium 4 Processor 660 (3.6GHz,800SB) w/HT
2MB cache

can the motherboard and PCU be upgraded?
What is the fastest upgrade it will take?

A:upgrade motherboard

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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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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

A:Motherboard Upgrade


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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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.

A:Motherboard Upgrade

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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Hi one and all. Haven?t been on here in ages. Need some thoughts. I want to upgrade the CPU on this old machine but that requires a mother board upgrade as well as the Smithfield mobo that dell used will only take a Pentium D. I use this PC for work and it runs very well however a step up in cpu could help with more of the software I have to run as well as make some web pages run better.The XPS 400 is a BTX case so I?m stuck with a dell mobo. A mobo from a dell XPS 420 TP406 LGA775 will drop right in slam dunk. It would require a Intel Core 2 cpu. Everything will plug right back in. So here?s the question, will the drivers in Vista Ultimate 64 bit run the TP406 board or am I stuck with what I have? If the drivers are there then I can turn the machine and just pick up where I left off. In other words no reinstall of the OS. What do you think? Have a great day everyone.

A:Motherboard CPU Upgrade

If you are going to change the motherboard you should also reinstall windows. Are there vista drivers for that motherboard? Certain functionality might require it. Also consider that an OEM copy of Vista is tied to your current MB and cannot be used on the new one. You will need a retail copy or multivolume license to use on the new motherboard.

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ok so my graphics card died in my computer which is roughly 8 years old. so i have since discovered that no one makes or sells PCI compatible graphics cards. So i was thinking that since i need to make some hardware upgrades anyway why not upgrade to a dual core processor and new motherboard with some PCIe slots to support new stuff. OK a few questions.

1) If i have a purchased copy of windows XP will i lose all my music and files on my hard drive by doing said upgrade?

2) I have a stock power supply (250 W) is that enough to run this motherboard
(Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2H Socket 775 Intel G41 + ICH7 Intel GMA X4500 Graphics with HDMI/DVI Port DDR2 800/667Mhz GigaLAN 7.1-Ch HD Audio 4x SATA 3.0Gb/s Support 1333Mhz FSB Micro ATX | Canada Computers)
with this processor
(Intel Pentium Dual Core E5800 Socket LGA775, 3.2GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache, 45nm (Retail Box) (BX80571E5800) | Canada Computers)

3) i am aware that the above parts are only compatible with 64 bit windows products, will these parts be able to work with my current x86 version of windows XP??

Any response is appreciated.

A:Motherboard Upgrade

PCI video cards are still available and may be the least expensive way out, depending on your needs.

You will have to match your power supply to the complete build of your computer - processor, drives, video card, etc. It's not just wattage, but also quality of the PS and appropriate connectors. Mobo power connectors may be different.

You can usually install a 32 bit OS on a 64 bit machine. Check for drivers first. You will lose your music files and data if you reformat or reinstall Windows on the same drive.

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This may be connected to a problem I've posted earlier about Windows Media Center not working. USAMA suggested I update the Nvidia driver for my GeForce 6600 video card. After doing that I am still having the same problem with the Media Center.

When I first decided to upgrade to Vista Ultimate (with a clean install), I ran the Vista Upgrade Advisor. There were things that I found that wouldn't work but there was no mention of the motherboard being a problem.

I went to MSI's site and checked to see if I could upgrade the BIOS and found out that I couldn't. Secondly they told me that my motherboard was "not" vista ready and that they wouldn't install Vista on it. MSI then directed me to a page where I could purchase vista certified MSI motherboards.

I wish the Vista Upgrade Advisor had flagged the motherboard. That may be what is causing the crash when I run Windows Media Center.

Is there anything I can do to checik and see if I am out of luck with this entire installation because of the motherboard not being certified by M$.

Thanks for any ideas and suggestions.


p.s. I have gone through every other program that is installed on the computer and everything works fine.

A:Msi Motherboard Upgrade

You haven't said what motherboard you are talking about.

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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.

A:Motherboard upgrade

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 have a COMPAQ Presario 7470 with AMD K6-2 533Mhz cpu.
the motherboard # is compaq 0648h. I would like to upgrade the motherboard and CPU. I need to know the formfactor for the case. The case has four expansion slots on the backside. There are 4 PCI slots and no AGP on this board. AT, ATX, or MATX ?

A:Motherboard upgrade

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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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A:motherboard upgrade

@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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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 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?

A:Motherboard Upgrade

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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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A:CPU/motherboard upgrade

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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We had a working Gigabyte GA-8IPE775-G.

Now whenever I try and turn it on it gives a 'pfft' sound and absolutely nothing happens - so have been running the old pentium 3 ever since but now looking to upgrade it.

Any suggestions??

Also just searching around other threads, doing a straight mobo swapover (transplanting all parts) isn't the only thing I have to do?

My bro says 2-3 years is about the lifespan of a mobo these days? Any truth to that?


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Hi all,

The heavy duty stuff I am doing with my PC right now are photo (21.1 megapixel raw files) and video editing plus the occasional Battlefield 3 gaming. I am okay with the speed I have but I would like to upgrade my RAM to improve my performance. However, my motherboard only supports DDR2 RAM.

Unfortunately I am not very up-to-date on things and really would appreciate some expert help.

My current set-up on my Windows 7 - 64bit PC is:
Motherboard: Gigabyte EP43-S3L
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400
Graphics Card: Radeon HD 6870

Thanks for your help in advance. I would not like to spend more than 450 dollars.


A:Upgrade motherboard + CPU + RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293 134.90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231560 82.99.

final price is 447.88$

seeing that your video editing a cpu with hyperthreading and more threads would be wonders unfortunatly the i7 didnt quite fit your budget unless u would of gone for the older versions which I wouldnt recommend the i5-3570k is a beast overclocker and is the best bang for the buck in gaming and I doubt u will have any regrets the graphics card is okay for another year or so so youll have a decent system all in all which will run battlefield 3 on ultra/ w/o AA proly or even with AA depends resolution

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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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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 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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I am currently trying to replace my cpu but the cooler won't come off

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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

A:Motherboard Upgrade?

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