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Mobo upgrade/replacement ?

Q: Mobo upgrade/replacement ?

Hi I have an old emachine i am looking into replacing the faulty mobo to keep as a back up to upgrade/replacement Mobo ? my newer system - i was planning just to reinstall XP using the original manufacturers disc but i ve read Mobo upgrade/replacement ? this might prove difficult to authenticate with microsoft Is this absolutely the case despite the mobo needing to be replaced or might i get a break if i only install a similar model brand If so can anyone please recommend any mobo s The original is - Intel Desktop Board D GGC Chipset ATI Radion Xpress i PCI slot Being an old mobo it seems pretty unlikely to find a direct replacement - so looks most probable that i will need to find an upgrade - the question is -is there any chance an ugrade might get accepted by reinstall of XP can i still find a mobo with the same similar chipset or just go for a generally better more modern mobo pcu as i will have to invest in another OS Also - as this is only intended as a backup i intended keeping as much of the old set up as possible to keep cost down so reusing things like the recently purchased x mb DDR RAM mhz - will i have to forget that or can i get a mobo cpu compatible to this RAM Any advice recommendations appreciated nbsp

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A: Mobo upgrade/replacement ?

Sorry , should have said the system has-
P4 processor , 3.06 Ghz /533 FSB
2 Gb DDR2 RAM (533)
Seagate Barracuda 120 gb HDD ST 3120213A ( 7200)
ATI Radion Xpress 200
New Corsair 400w PSU
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so it appears that my mobo CPU Reinstall MOBO, Replacement W8 Required? Upgrade, is on it's way out according to the manufacturer based on the symptoms i reported and it will need to be replaced the manufacturer will be shipping out a replacement this week same board prior to my mobo problems i had planned to upgrade my processor and memory and have since decided that i'll go ahead and do this once the replacement board arrives so my question is will i have to reinstall windows pro after i install the new hardware or since the mobo will be Replacement MOBO, CPU Upgrade, W8 Reinstall Required? the same will i be fine even with cpu upgrade about years ago with a different pc using windows xp i upgraded to a completely different mobo and cpu and xp booted right up all i had to do was reactivate it that was all didn't have to reinstall xp or any of my other programs iirc i followed some instructions that i found on the net that outlined how to install new hardware Replacement MOBO, CPU Upgrade, W8 Reinstall Required? without having to reinstall windows and other programs worked like a charm anyway it would be great if i didn't have to scour the net for the same type of instructions this time around and that it will be a simple process given i will be using the same mobo albeit a replacement any thoughts

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

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

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

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

Is this a self-built system or an OEM?

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

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

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

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

Your input appreciated. Thanks

A:Advice required for mobo update or mobo replacement

i just bought an ecs N2U400-A MB, i already had a couple xtra processors so i didnt need to get the combo, but if I had got the combo, i beleive it came with an athlon xp 2400+ for around $100 american. so far i am very happy with the quality and performance of this new board. BTW, it is an nFORCE2 board
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Just saw the schematic and the connector is the USB 3.0 mobo connector that combines two USB 3.0 ports.   What do you ask for on a new mobo? Thanks.
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I cleaned all fans checked temps and it still does the same. After reading all the other posts about emachines I am confident that it is crap also. But, this is my daughters and I want to fix it for her.

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

A:MoBo Replacement?

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

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

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

I am looking for a MOBO and CPU that would work and fit in here.
Here is one I found.
and here is another.
Would these work?
Or what would you suggest

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A:Mobo/CPU replacement

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

I have found the following mobos on ebay:


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

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

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

I have found the following mobos on ebay:


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

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

A:Replacement mobo and cpu?

Please fill out your system specs in your profile so we can help you better. As for your query, Socket 754 is practically dead. An AM2 motherboard, CPU and RAM will cost you around $200 and last long enough, besides being a major step up from your old rig.
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Comp is a Compaq presario SR2017CL. Proc is amd athlon 64bit 3800 2.4ght
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BIOSTAR TZ68A+ ATX Intel Motherboard

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A:Replacement mobo needed

You can replace it with any AM2, AM2+ socket motherboard. I'm partial to ASUS motherboards with Nvidia chipsets. I'm sure everyone here will have a differnt preference but that's what I like. Just go to a site like Newegg/Tigerdirect direct or the UK equivalent and find one in your price range with the features you want.
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recently I took my laptop to repair (as I had a warranty with bestbuy).
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When they returned the laptop, the logging had dissapeared as they had eliminated the password.
I was wondering, why would they need to access my account (which was an admin account with my nickname) after reinstalling an identical motherboard.

Thank you for any replies!


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


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Can your Dell case hold a full ATX motherboard?

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A:Mobo Replacement Question

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

The Biostar nForce 2 boards are great.
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A:MOBO replacement, need opinions

Egads. Well, if you want to stick with a socket 370, go to Newegg here and at the moment there are four boards listed. Three have onboard video. Your choice but I suppose the DFI would be best.
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A:Replacement MOBO for m9517c

I found these:
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It does not fit at all.  There are 3 entirely different shapes of MBs for T61 series machines:  14.1" (tall screen), 14.1" wide screen and 15.6" wide screen.
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A:T2792 Mobo Replacement

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

The cheapest mobo, that supports PCI-e is for a laptop, and costs 130$.
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Monday....I wil be attempting my first mobo replacement. Have new one and right thermal paste.

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I have printed out all of ipages=voluminous....and little confusing. PCs Illustrated/ch09/ch09.htm#38

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A:Mobo Replacement Tutorials

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

I would recommend your first choice as I had a couple of MSI board and they've all worked fine. Also those boards your chose are micro one (small) make sure your case has the correct hole for screwing in a micro board. The type is usaly typed next to the hole ie micro atx.
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I will be using 512 mb ddr 400 pc3200 kingston ram

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A:Windows not booting after replacement of MOBO

Your best bet after replacing a motherboard is a clean install. It's possible a repair install will work - if you want to try follow the instructions below. But if it doesn't work you'll be relegated to a format and clean install.Boot to the XP CD and choose the SECOND repair option, allowing XP to install on top of itself. After completion you'll need to go to Windows Update and download & install all updates (except for hardware & driver related updates, which should never be downloaded from Windows Update - only from the OEM websites). Here is a clear tutorial on how to perform a repair install:
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A:Dell Optiplex 740 Mobo replacement

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

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A:Funky goin's on after mobo replacement

Hi XPeeved, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

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

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

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

Do the combo drives show up in My Computer?

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

You should be able to disable the floppy in the BIOS.
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What is the entire specs of the system, such as the cpu, type and how much of ram, harddrive size, etc also how old was the system when the motherboard went out
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I'm looking to replace the mobo and PSU in my eMachines 8210, the board must support a P4 2.8Ghz. I'm in the UK and I'm not looking to spend too much, but I also don't want it too cheap.


A:Replacement Mobo/PSU for eMachines 8210

To keep the same Windows install you will have to get the same motherboard model as you have now, and get a decent 350 or 400W PSU.
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A:Need help selecting a compatible replacement mobo

I would try looking on eBay for an exact replacement.

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

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

BIOSTAR boards aren't the best.
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A:PC BSODing on bootup after mobo/cpu replacement

Hello Jimzoaar. Given that your system is sometimes in a state of BSOD, your dump files will be very useful.
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Download and install the latest LAN driver from this link.
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since the old computer was an HP and u are looking for a new MB I would suggest going and buy a new Windows XP disk or VISTA if that is what u want, and get a complete new board and do not worry about the old install. U will have less problems and be better off.
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bad board?
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A:Solved: MOBO v. PSU? -- No Post on replacement of components

Hi and welcome. Have you tried hooking things up outside the case, just the bare minimums to see if you can get a post? And only one ram chip, just in case there is a problem there.
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A:Seemingly random BSODs following mobo replacement

Bump (sorry if this is unnecessary, I don't know if there's a queue or not).
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Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step

This fault can also be related to faulty CPU
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A:Mobo replacement breaks VAIO system recovery

It looks like your assumption is spot on to me!!!!

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A:Ram upgrade and total replacement

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A:Wi Fi card upgrade replacement

I would suggest you an Intel AC7260 card. You also need a dual band router as well for it to work at 5GHz.
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Why did you adjusted the memory under msconfig?
never heard of adjusting the memory...!!
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A:Solved: Is A Replacement Mainboard Upgrade Available For This IBM

OK, I found some more info about this machine.

The machine model is IBM Netvista

Other data is as follows:

Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 1 (max 1)
Number of threads 1 (max 1)
Name Intel Pentium 4
Codename Northwood
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 478 mPGA (0x2)
Extended CPUID F.2
Brand ID 9
Core Stepping C1
Technology 0.13 um
Core Speed 2392.9 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 18.0 x 132.9 MHz
Rated Bus speed 531.8 MHz
Stock frequency 2400 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2
L1 Data cache 8 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Trace cache 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 cache 512 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control no

Thread dumps

CPU Thread 0
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Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 8 KB, 1 thread(s)


Northbridge Intel i845G rev. A1
Southbridge Intel 82801DB (ICH4) rev. 01
Memory Type DDR
Memory Size 1024 MBytes
Memory Frequency 132.9 MHz (1:1)
CAS# latency (CL) 2.5
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 3
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3
Cycle Time (tRAS) 6
DRAM Idle Timer 16

Memory SPD

DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x50
Memory type DDR
Manufacturer (ID) Micron Technology (2CFFFFFFFFFFFFFF)
Size 512 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2100 (133 MHz)
Part number 16VDDT6464AG-265B1
Serial number 692C073D
Manufacturing date Week 02/Year 03
Number of banks 2
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Registered no
Buffered no
Nominal Voltage 2.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
AMP yes
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 2.0-2-2-5-n.a. @ 100 MHz
JEDEC #2 2.5-3-3-6-n.a. @ 133 MHz
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A:Win 7 Ultimate OEM upgrade to second replacement laptop

Quote: Originally Posted by Den02

I plan to replace Win 7 HP 64bit with Win 7 Ultimate 64bit on an Asus N53S, a replacement for a laptop that is now trashed and on which the win 7 OEM 64bit version had been installed to replace Win Vista. Is it possible to overcome Win 7 OEM being keyed to one computer MS protocol and if so, how is it done?

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A:Graphics Card Upgrade/Replacement?

Dear Gamerfae
Thanks for writing to us. 
The system support the following two models

AMD Radeon HD 7670M with 1 GB video memory
AMD Radeon HD 8730M with 2 GB video memory 

But please note the graphics cards are integrated onto motherboard, and replacing a motherboard is a costly process nearly equal to a new system.. 
Do provide us your system tag# email address and name via private message.
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A:Upgrade disk install on a replacement HDD

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A:Satellite A300 - HDD and RAM replacement/upgrade

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A:Replacement mobo and the "Stop 0x0000007B" message

Install a clean hard drive as master and the old 160 Maxtor as slave in your computer. Install xp and mobo drivers on new drive then copy your data files from old Maxtor h/d to new drive. Or install your old Maxtor as a slave in a different computer to copy you data then format it,put in back in you computer and install xp.mobo drivers and you data that you copied back on it.
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A:Optiplex 7010 motherboard replacement and ram upgrade

Hi AhmedAN
Thanks for writing to us.
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name
in blue and then select send a private message, so we can assist you further with the part #'s for both motherboard as well as the memory modules.
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A:a6120n boot hard drive upgrade / replacement over 2tb (4tb) ...

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ok.. ive looked every where and i cant find the thread .. but i know its here somewhere!

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cheers for your help

A:mobo upgrade

Is this the thread you seek?

Regards Howard
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A:Looking for a new CPU/Mobo upgrade

You could go with something like this...

ram( if needed)
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A:MOBO/HD Upgrade

Old adage . . ."If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

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Do you need it?
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A:Looking to upgrade mobo/GFX

I'd recommend that you go with the AMD Phenom II X3 720 processor instead of the Athlon II X4 620 with this motherboard. Also, the Radeon HD 4870 (1GB) would be a better choice for a gfx card.

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A:XP upgrade and MOBO

This comes straight from the Windows catalog on Microsoft's website.

Microsoft's Windows Catalog

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Also looks like MoBo is incompatible.
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A:Mobo upgrade

There's currently a similar thread up on upgrading computers...

Your case is slightly different tho, but there's a good list of 478 mobos with PCIe x16.

The thread is here...

... but the mobo that was recommended by vnf4ultra is here:

The GeForce 7300 is considered a pretty low end card, so the other issues discussed probably would not be a problem for you.

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Is your P-4 2.4 GHZ a slot 775?
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A:When to upgrade Mobo?

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A:Upgrade Mobo....keep OS

"Question #1: Can I upgrade the mobo/cpu and still utilize the original XP OS/license
*I Do NOT need to keep any data currently on the HDD, all important personal files are backed up
*I would actually prefer starting from scratch over keeping anything currently on the drive
*I Do NOT have a retail XP disc, I have only the partition labeled D: ... and the back-up/recovery discs that the machine recommended I make."
1.) Unfortunately, the answer is most likely NO. When you make a change to a computer such as: a new motherboard, Windows considers this as a "new computer", and the verification process for the serial key is needed to activate Windows (in my experience). BUT, it's usually no problem because the computer is pretty much the same so Microsoft will authenticate the key after the installation.

The fact that you will install a new mobo and cpu etc; means that Microsoft could consider it a "new computer" instead of an upgrade. (especially if you are considering buying a new tower, etc)

Legally, you'll probably need to purchase another copy of XP, but you should contact Microsoft to be 100% sure.


2.) No, Media Center Edition is really not a problem as far as CPU/mobo, it's just different features are included in the Operating System such as Windows Media Center, which wasn't included with some other versions of XP. The compatibility will be just fine.
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What is the most performance gain that I can get with the least cost?

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A:Upgrade or new MOBO?

get upgraded cpu,mobo, ram combo.
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A:Mobo, to upgrade or not?

Look others may say your Mobo can do this or you just need to do that, or buy this one thing.

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A:How do I upgrade to a new mobo

Shatarupa said:

Hi I want to boost my PC and I have a old Asus Motherboard.I was planning to upgrade to a Biostar Motherboard but am nor sure.Will the new PSU work on my old mobo?Click to expand...

There are more concerns you should look at first, for starters is the socket type the same or do you plan on getting a new CPU along with it. Plus in my book, going from an Asus to a Biostar would be a down grade, why don't you post your specs and we can give you some assistance on upgrading your machine as just swapping boards would not change much if anything.

But to answer your question, Yes the PSU will still work.
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audio card: audigy 2
win xp sp1 as is (never figured out which proccessed are neccesery and which not)

ok, heres the thing, if i play on high levels (not the highest) i get choppines , now the old cpu isnt hellping of course but what i am asking is what difference will upgrading the memory from 512mb to 1gb or above do, will it help?

something i noticed in games is that of all things its the audio that preceeds the coppines, like the annoying orders in bf2 or the characters talking in half life : episode one.

will memory help alot or will it be an insignificant change.? what else can i do?

by the way: please no "just upgrade you cheap basterd...."

A:Old mobo-what can i upgrade?

The memmory will help alot, but that processor is your second bottleneck, but it's really not a bad system.

So to answer you're question yea, having more ram (up to 1gb) will help.

Make sure though it is the same brand and speed for compatibility.

By the way, if you know, how fast is the harddrive? That two could be you worst enemy and most people don't think twice about it (if once).
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hey all ya overclockers, in the near feuture i plan to buy a new mobo, cpu. i want to get somthing less expensive maby amd and overclock it. and the ram does any one reccomend a good chip and board for not a lot. my budget is "as low as i can" it need sata 1.5g and ddr ram and an agp{this could be optional if it had onboard video]and at least 1 ide channel[don't think thats hard] atx or microatx form factor any 1 got suggestions??

A:lookin to upgrade mobo

You are on a very tight budget...right?I don't think AMD has to be your choice. There will probably be a lot of opinions on your question. I would get and ECS P4M800PRO-M motherboard. They are an inexpensive but reliable motherboard. Like anything else, maintain all your components well. Keep them cool and not full of dust and fur balls and stuff. It has the Intel 775 CPU socket. This gives you a lot of choices. I would get an Intel 945 or 925 Presler, dual core CPU. The 945 runs @ 3400mhz x2. Each core has 2 MB of cache. It has the hookup for your sata 1.5. It does have an AGP slot. You can run, 400 mhz/533mhz. DDR or DDR2 ram. The front side bus of the Presler processor is 800. The FSB of the board is 1066 (all will work). At Fry's I got the motherboard and cpu bundle(the ones I listed) for about $125. I run 2 Gigs of 533mhz ddr2 with a couple of SATA 1.5's and My Vista program give me a 4.6 performance ratio. XP runs great on it also. I am stepping up to the new Intel QUAD soon but this setup has been very competitive. I run an EVGA 8800 GTS 320mb SC GFX and it games with no hesitations. Good Luck.
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I recently had a new mobo combo installed in my desktop. Now everytime I start the system(after shut-down), I have to change the clock settings for Win XP Home. Any ideas what may cause this? Could the cmos battery on the mobo possibly be weak?
* System Summary *

Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+ 1.8 GHz
Math Support: Present
BIOS: VIAK8M - 42302e31 Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG, 10/1
Bus Type: PCI, ISA, USB
Ports: 1 Parallel, 2 Serial
Memory: 447 MB (50% Utilized)
Floppy Disks: 1.44 MB
Hard Disks: 37.31 GB
Multimedia: Sound, CD-ROM
Video: 1024 x 768 in 32-Bit Color, VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP Ver. 6.14
Motherboard: K8M800-M7A

< Operating System >
Windows: 5.1 (Build 2600) XP Home Edition (upgraded from Win98)

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hi, can anyone suggest a decent mobo upgrade from this one, pc just died, i will get new psu , cpu looks ok, was a smell of burnt plastic when it went think its mobo myself.
thnx in advance

A:mobo upgrade -ga-7vaxp

GigaByte board? I've still got a GA-7VA running XP. It doesn't have a fan on either chipset but the GA-7VAXP did on one, if I can remember all those years back. If so, was that still running?
You'll have a problem locating a new Socket A motherboard, let alone one compatible with whatever Athlon or Sempron (maybe even Duron?) you use - the mobo's were a bit choosey in those days. Also, you'll probably have PC2700 or PC3200 RAM and you'll have to check that whatever replacement mobo you get will accept what you have got.
If you're using Win 98SE (my favourite still! ) you won't find a current generation mobo with drivers for it - at least, I can't find one for any OS older than Win 2000.
New low-end mobo's and dual core CPU's are really cheap, as is most hardware, so you might consider it worthwhile to build a whole new rig - including the power supply. It's not worth taking a risk with the old PSU if the mobo has blown.
Good luck!