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Question about buying a motherboard

Q: Question about buying a motherboard

I'm looking for a new computer these days, and I need an advice for the motherboard. Actually I don't have much money, and I need a motherboard with an AGP slot (it will be better if it has a PCI-E either for further video card upgrade), supporting celeron-D cpu.
Looking in the stores nearby I noticed this one:
Asrock P4DUAL- 880 PRO - s.478, VIA PT880 Pro/ 8237R, HT, Prescott Ready, 800, 4xDDR400 Dual ch., PCI Express Graphics slot, AGP8x, Lan, sound, ...and so on
It seems to have everything I need and it's kinda cheap (as it has a Via chipset). What can you advice me? I don't need excellent performance, only a working PC And what does "dual" means - do I have to buy dual channel RAM only?
thanx a lot.

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A: Question about buying a motherboard

"Dual" in the model name means it supports either PCI ex or AGP graphics, also it supports dual ram technology which you will have to install in identical pairs.
Use single if you don't want dual ram set up. See link for manual
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A:Buying a New Motherboard

Sorry. I Googled my pc product number and the actual product name is the  HP 15z-p000 CTO. I don't know if that makes a difference but I just wanted to make sure.
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A:Need help buying new motherboard


1. I don't think you will be able to keep xp installed and just switch motherboards, you probably will have to plan on just formatting(back up first) and doing a clean install. What do you mean by the ide controller has you confused? What are you wondering?
3. No, all atx aren't the same size, but the maximum size is about 12x9.6". My chaintech vnf4ultra nforce4ultra 939(I'd recommend it, but you already have an awesome agp card ) mobo is "atx", but actually like 12x8" or close to that. In smaller atx, like mine, they are just missing the outer edge of screw mounting holes. Your case should have the right standoffs already. I didn't use magnetic screw drivers, but it sure would have been handy at times. I guess it's better to be safe than sorry.
4. Using your existing install, will probably be problematic, if it works at all. I would think that you could use you existing xp cd. I mean it isn't like you'll be using it on 2 computers, you just want to transfer it to your new system. You might have to call microsoft to see for sure though.
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A:Need help on buying new motherboard. PLEASE!!

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oh yea.. and im new to overclocking, can someone hook me up with overclocking guides, or hints, and warnings please?.. thanks..

A:Buying a motherboard

Your budget is too low for the things you described. Here's one that would do the job quite nicely, and it's not too much more than your budget:

IMO - You really don't want to go super cheap on your mobo. You'll regret it later, especially if you're pushing your components hard by overclocking.
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A:buying a new Motherboard.

No way we can answer that since you haven't told what hardware you have. What processor, memory, graphics card, case, etc do you have now? What motherboard do you have now?

Do you have a 64-bit version of Windows to support more than 4GB of RAM?

You may need to reinstall Windows if you replace the motherboard.

Personally I wouldn't buy an motherboard based on an old 700 series chipset.
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A:buying motherboard

Yes, the board will work.  Given that replacing the hard drive on this model requires a system board removal, if the drive you have is original to the system, consider replacing it along with the mainboard - you'll be doing all the labor anyway, so you may as well take care of the potential for a hard drive failure at the same time.
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Would it be a good idea to go for the AMD X2 6000+?

A:Buying New CPU And Motherboard help At that price, wow, why not. It certainly would give your old P4 quite a thumping!

Is your copy of XP Pro a retail copy? If not and it's an OEM copy, you might run into trouble trying to migrate it to a completely different machine. Since, cost is an issue, this might make the Q6600 in the old board the best choice.
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A:Buying a new motherboard

From the sound of it, you may need to upgrade more than just your motherboard. You could just get another one but it would have to be second hand as you wont be able to buy a brand new motherboard that would work with your 1Ghz Processor.
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A:New motherboard worth buying?

hard to say

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A:Z50-70 - Buying a new/used working motherboard

HI. You knowing reference, going on the motherboard, you'll know the exact model because in the manual are several.On this page you can find and cheaper: Here . Manual Service: Regards. 

Haga clic en la estrella para decir gracias, Por favor marque si resuelve su problema.No trabajo para LENOVO soy usuario voluntario.
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A:Deciding on buying new graphics card and need help with motherboard slots

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phob54 said:

I have a dell 3000 p4 prescott socket 478 and im looking to upgrade mb because its PCI slot only. I am looking to buy this motherboard

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I have an Intel Pent 3 ,Someone gave me a Geforce 7300 video card but it won't fit into the motherboard ,does not have pci express,Question ,can I switch motherboards? if I buy new what should I get ?

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Yes you can switch mother boards but to get one with a PCI express slot you will need to upgrade to P4 or Core2 (or equivelant AMD). That basicly means building a whole new computer as you will need: a new board, new CPU, new RAM, new power suply and may need a new case.
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I am trying to upgrade my motherboard because the one I have doesn't have pci-e slot in it, and I want to buy pci-e video card. I have 754 socket processor and 754 socket motherboard currently installed. so can I buy any motherboard that is 754 socket with pci-e slot in it or there is a risk if I change my motherboard?

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If you really want to stick with Socket 754 you can get something like this:
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Hey guys first time poster here - I found out about TechSpot while looking for an answer to a problem I bought parts for my computer last week and it was doing fine until yesterday I m quite sure everything about motherboard/cpu Question was working because I had installed Windows XP the day before When I try to turn on my computer it doesn t boot or POST at all It then attempts to boot itself over and over again The fans work for about seconds before switching off then coming on again I realised after trying various things that the fans would continually run without stopping if I Question about motherboard/cpu unplugged the -pin connector for the CPU My guess is that there is either a problem with my CPU or motherboard The question is would the fans work without the motherboard being functional or is it a problem with my CPU For your reference I have Question about motherboard/cpu an e cpu and a gigabyte p-ds p motherboard Cheers Daniel nbsp

A:Question about motherboard/cpu

The problem could be anywhere. You need to trace back everything you have done, and compare everything to the motherboard and video graphics manuals.
Either something is installed incorrectly, a pin is bent, or something is unplugged.
I would go back to one power supply, one driver (preferably a floppy with Windows 98 or other simple boot), one memory module, and a simple video connection. If you don't have a boot with that, you really need to take a very close look at everything you have done... crossed wires, bent pins, incorrect cpu, bad cpu fan, and so on.
Your motherboard and cpu are correct, if all the switches and jumpers are correct... look for a bent cable, or broken socket... bad memory module...
Start with simple and if simple works, walk your way uphill.
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Can the installation of a NIC ruin the pci and agp slots on a mobo? I have a 8 year old ep-k7xa that worked fine until i put in a d-link NIC to replace the old modem card that was in. The installation caused my annhialator blaster pro to die, but I replaced it with an agp tnt2 which also ended up showing me a black screen after about a week or so. I've also tried a pci radeon card but still no video. The computer boots up and i've already tried different ram. The setup is pretty old but it worked fine until i installed this NIC. I'm sure I did the install right.

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Being a fairly old PC, it's possible that the NIC card is causing a conflict.

Have you tried moving the NIC to different slots?
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I have installed a new power supply (500 W) and I find that the secondary connection is not the same (p10) that I had. My computer is 4 yrs old and the motherboard is an Intel D850GB. I have powered up the computer and it runs fine. I was wondering if this connection is necessary and if there is a way to adapt the connection if so.

A:Motherboard Question

There have been some changes to power connectors available in the last 4 years since your PC was made.

BUT since:
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I have powered up the computer and it runs fine. I was wondering if this connection is necessary....Click to expand...

You have obvious connected the required power leads to the right plugs.....relax and enjoy.
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I recently (by accident) removed a processor from one of my computers. In doing this, until I removed the processor from the heatsink, it became impossible to install. Now, my question is, (since I didn't apply any extra thermal compund), will my processor run hotter? If so, do I need to use a better cooler, or simply add more thermal compound? The processor is a Intel Celeron 2.5gHZ socket mPGA478 with stock cooling inside of a Compaq S5010NX computer system.

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It's not a question of extra thermal compound. You have to clean off the old compound and apply fresh compound. To reassemble without doing anything, seriously risks overheating the CPU and quickly too.
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I think I know the answer to this but I've never been sure about it. If your motherboard goes out and you replace it should you reformat your hard drive? I've been told yes one tech. I've also heard it can be done but you have to delete a certain file after it's done.

A:New motherboard question

Should you? Yes.

Do you have to? Not necessarily.

If Windows fails to boot up on the new motherboard you might b able to do a Repair Installation of Windows without losing any of you data, settings, or programs.
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Hi, for this motherboard P5WD2 Premium, it says that it has a universal PCI-E slot. It goes on by telling us that " It enables users to plug in an additional PCI Express graphics card to set up a dual graphics card platform on a single motherboard..." Does that mean that you can plug two pci-express cards on one motherboard, like the SLI ones??

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I have been planning a CPU upgrade for a while now, and recently managed to get my motherboard model/manufacturer, my motherboard is a Biostar 945PL-A7B, further specifications here: It says that the Mobo supports 1066Mhz FSB speed only by overclocking, but the problem is that I want to upgrade to a Core 2 Duo E6600 from my current Pentium D 915. The E6600 uses 1066Mhz FSB speed. But I do not want to overclock, does this mean that I cannot upgrade to this processor? I also found this page, and it tells me that my mobo supports an E6600 upgrade. So my question is, can my motherboard support an E6600 without Overclocking? Also, if this processor is unable to run on my system, can you guys give me any reccommendations for C2Ds that will run with this mobo?

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plz someone answer /beg
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Im getting a new MB and buying a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Socket 939. Here is the link to the MB im getting.

Im not to good on CPU Fan Specs and i need to know if this CPU fan will work with this board.

Thanks for the help!

A:New MotherBoard Question

That HSF will work fine with your setup, and it's a good quality unit.
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does anyone know of any evga mobo's that have pci-express 2.0?

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Go to '' and check with them. Personally I do not know.