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How do I upgrade to a new mobo

Q: How do I upgrade to a new mobo

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?

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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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I'm upgrading a computer and I'm having difficulties with loading. I am replacing just the mother board, processor chip, and the ram chip. I am re-using the hard drives, cd/dvd drives, and everything else.

I've upgraded from:
an AMD chip to a P4 3.0e w/ HT
an unknown AMD mobo to a DFI PS85-BL ver B1 mobo

I will be using 512 mb ddr 400 pc3200 kingston ram

I already called DFI and they said that I need to unistall the system drivers. Of course, I tried uninstalling all device drivers and then shut down and rebuilt computer. When I booted, the computer asked for safe mode or boot normally. No matter what I select, it automatically reboots.

Any ideas, instructions, or definite fixes?

A:Upgrade Issues. Upgrading from AMD mobo to P4 mobo.

Watching over Gotham City...hey it's dark out here

Why Do u Wanna Upgrade to Pentuim 4
Just Asking
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Hello everyone, looking for a new CPU and Motherboard in the $250-$300 range.
I'm an extensive gamer, but also use my computer for school work.
I am currently running:
3.2 gHz Intel Pentium 4 540
2 Gig DDR2 RAM
9800GT 1024Mb
Onboard Sound

Right now I'm just looking for a few answers. I am running a fast single core processor, would a dual core or quad core processor, which are slower, benefit me in game? Would spending $250-$300 be worth it, or would I need to spend more before I see performance improvements?

Thank you for your help.

A:Looking for a new CPU/Mobo upgrade

You could go with something like this...

ram( if needed)
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I need an expert opinion on a 775 mobo.

Here are the specs (all the hardware listed is already purchased)

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1gb Buffalo ddr2-4200 sdram 533mhz d2u533b
nvidia 7900gs 256mb PCI-E
Sony CD and DVD combo Drives
Hitachi 80gb 7200rpm HD
420W Antec PSU

I bought this hardware to go with my computer, long story short, It didn't work with my system. Now I'm to the point where just want a Mobo and case. Don't care about features and "bling-bling" just as long as it works.

So can someone point me towards a good budget Mobo? Preferably micro ATX.


has anyone had experience with the Foxconn 945GZ7MC-RS2H Mobo?
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I want to upgrade my Dad's Fujitsu 450Mhz Pentium (Slot 1) to something around 1Ghz. He wants to spend under 100.

I've looked at CPU upgrade kits for around 70 which seem simple to install. But would it be better to upgrade the whole motherboard along with a new CPU?

Would the old existing hardware still work after the new motherboard is installed?

All advice welcomed!

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Ok Pc wouldn t start last week so I took it into the repair Mobo / / Upgrade Psu CPU guy Repair guy just phoned and said that it looks like a power surge destroyed the PSU and took out the Motherboard at the same time So I told him I ll take my Pc home and look at doing an upgrade Psu / Mobo / CPU Upgrade over the next couple of weeks buy the parts and bring it back to him to install it Ok so what I m looking at the moment is buying a gigabyte s GA-Ep T-UD LR core Motherboard for Au and A Quad core Q cpu AU I need Psu / Mobo / CPU Upgrade to do this as cheap as possible and to me this looks Psu / Mobo / CPU Upgrade like a good solution as everything else is working and should fit in my new motherboard If anyone can see any problems with this or a cheaper solution or even if I should get a newer motherboard memory CPU ect then let me know The only thing I don t like is that I can t run multiple Graphics cards on this motherboard which now seems to make the New Antec watts psu look like overkill If I go with this solution I will need in the future to get Windows I have xp pro now so I can run more and faster memory in the Motherboard But even with a quad core cpu I should be able to run FSX fairly well anyway hopefully Ok I have just noticed that My old MHZ ram is DDR that s not going to run in the new mobo is it Any suggetstions welcome Uly nbsp

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if i wanted to get a new mobo and cpu for a computer what would i need to do? do i need to uninstall the mobo before i switch them? help me as to what I need to do.


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mobo upgrade HELP

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

its about when upgrading your motherboard and how to keep windows valid or something like that ?

cheers for your help

A:mobo upgrade

Is this the thread you seek?

Regards Howard
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Hi everyone after a mobo/GFX Looking upgrade to summer of being absolutely skint void of money and coming close Looking to upgrade mobo/GFX to annihalating my PC I ve decided now that I have some money to upgrade I m on a students budget so not looking to spend too much but I m wanting to get a decent enough system upgraded from my last with a case that will provide sufficient enough cooling with a view of pawning my old system off on my father who is still running one of those PC s that has a mouse and wheel included with the PSU don t worry my system still functions and is more than enough for what he d use it for anyway I just wanted to get some advice see if the system I ve put together is considered enough MOBO https www novatech co uk novatech specpage html MBB- G GFX https www novatech co uk novatech specpage html GW- and possibly CASE https www novatech co uk novatech specpage html CM-SCOUT Currently using a HIPER WATT BLACK PSU with a few HDDs so they won t be an issue I don t think As I said I m on a budget have got a pretty good system at the moment but think that rather than buying my dad a new computer would be worth upgrading my own and giving him my current system AMD Athlon X Dual Core ghz Thanks for your time nbsp

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.

As for the case, I personally like the Antec 900 case better. You can find it here. (However, case is a matter of personal tastes.)
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Your advice please:Am running WIN98SE (after formatting, partitioning). HD is only 8.4GB, but after 3 years of hard use still have roughly 5GB free. ( Am a software junky but store most appys on CDRs and ZIPs.
I am not a gamer. Computer is Packard Bell multimedia, AMD-K6-2,3DNOW,model 955. I've changed CDROM to 52X and installed a good burner(both less than 6 months ago). All in all, (using DSL), am well pleased with system. However, I've been thinking of upgrading by changing to maybe 40GB HD, and new MOBO. I can get the ASUS A7V133 raid mobo w/VIAKT133A chipset w/Socket A interface, AND 1.2GB AMD Athlon processor for $169 + tax. Will I also have to upgrade power supply( don't have specs on present one)? Your thoughts please. Thanks, again.

A:MOBO/HD Upgrade

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

More than likely, the K6 is using 2 or 4 clock dimms, or possibly 66 MHZ dimms. Your new board will require new memory, as your existing RAM will be too slow.

You will more than likely need a new powewr supply as Athlones like to suck the juise. Recommended minimum is 250 - 300 Watts. An additional fan or 2 for the hot Athlones would also be necessary.

If your also asking on whether or not you should go for the upgrade, I will only ask you this . . .

Do you need it?
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I currently have a Dell Dimension 3000 and I realize it sucks nutz. No AGP or nothin, just PCI. 1 year ago I knew nothing of graphics cards and I used my Christmas money to buy a Graphics card. The problem was that I bought an NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GPU based Graphics card and went home finding out that I needed a PCI-express slot. So I returned it the next day and asked the Best Buy dude to give me that best PCI Bus based Graphics card, I got a crappy GeForce 6200. So now I'm know a bunch about Graphics cards and there slots and thinking of upgrading my motherboard. But I don't think there's a mobo that could fit the case. Bottom line:
Can I upgrade?
If I can, what's the best to upgrade?

WinXP home
512 physical ram
Intel Pentium 4 2.79Ghz
256mb nvidia geforce 6200 gpu graphics card


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.

It'd help if you'd list the specs in your computer at the moment. The specs I can dig from google shows that a good RAM upgrade is desperately needed. 256mb is just not adequate today.
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i have a :
845ebg2 intel 2.4
2*256 mb pc-2100 memory
bfg 6800 gt oc 256 mb video card (new part)
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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I currently have an ASUS P3B-F Mobo, 466 MHz Celeron CPU, and 128 MB PC-100 RAM. This setup has sufficed for many years.

Now, I'm into digital photography. I want to manipulate and print pics. My system above is quite slow.

Should I upgrade to a faster CPU (can go to P3 1.0 GHz), and more RAM or should I purchase another MOBO, CPU, and RAM?

Cost vs. performance is an issue.

What is the most performance gain that I can get with the least cost?

Thank you for your assistance!

A:Upgrade or new MOBO?

get upgraded cpu,mobo, ram combo.
most people doung video editing are using 1.5-3.0 processors and love them
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I have been thinking about this for a little while. I'm running a pretty low-end machine now-a-days, it was a star a while back, but technology is changing so rapidly that I have no desire to shell out money by the buckets, to keep up. However, it's become a problem when I decide to play a new game that looks really good, only to find out, it sucks on my computer. So, the big question, upgrade or not to upgrade?

I currently have a Foxconn mobo, with a 1.85 GHz CPU, running 2.5GB DDR (Yes, DDR not DDR2) RAM. Nvidia GeForce 6200 AGP gfx card.

Upgrade Gfx card, or my whole Mobo? If anyone has any cheap but performance upgrades they can share with me, I'm happy to listen, as is, buying a new mobo, would cause me to buy new RAM, and a new gfx card, probably would upgrade CPU as well... Any pointers?

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.

But you are best to buy the entire new computer box (with everything in it, including Windows key)
Then sell the old one, and recover some costs in doing so.

So therefore your Title would say, help me to purchase a new computer. To run these games or this certain program, or whatever that you want it to do
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does ne one if it is possible to upgrade my current mobo to this one? ASROCK L775 PT880-ULTRA S/L DDR1 ,DDR2, AGP and PCI-E. all the info on my computer specs is in dropdown, plz help if not enough info on here tell me and i'll fix, i rlly need help, if this cnat work plz im up for suggestion, can replace video card and ram easily just worried about drives, psu and maybe cpu but it comes with one so..

A:Mobo upgrade help

Is your P-4 2.4 GHZ a slot 775?
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When should I upgrade my motherboard?

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AMD 7850G Socket AM3 MB

Silverstone Strider ST50F ATX 500W PSU

Seagate 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition AM3
Corsair XMS3 2GB PC10666 DDR3 Dual Channel 1333MHz
Biostar Radeon HD 4670 512MB DDR3 PCIe, HDMI

Should I wait until I want to upgrade the cpu?

Right now I just plan to upgrade the gpu to a GTX 550 ti and add more RAM for gaming.

A:When to upgrade Mobo?

People normally upgrade the motherboard when they want to upgrade their CPU, so I'd wait for that.

If you just want to upgrade your graphics card and RAM, you should keep your current motherboard.
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I apologize in advance as I m sure this topic has Upgrade OS Mobo....keep been discussed elsewhere I have already read MANY threads on the topic but still have a few Upgrade Mobo....keep OS questions I have an HP Media Center PC that was purchased new in It has a Pentium D- I recently upgraded the Video card Radeon HD PSU from W to W and RAM from to GB only usable The fps jumped from - to - SWEET But startup is still really slow itunes takes - sec to get started and many applications become unstable when running parallel with others I am considering buying a new tower i - compatible Mobo and new DDR RAM I may instead buy a lesser upgrade package that will allow me to Utilize my current DDR RAM Either way I have no interest in purchasing windows I would like to keep XP running after the hardware changes I have read about many different ways to accomplish this but the more I read the more conflicting opinions I find Many posts recommend doing a repair install This appears at least I think to keep your settings and files intact which I do not need Question 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 Question Does the fact that the OS is quot media center edition quot create complications with the new Mobo CPU The TV tuner coax tv-in Radio antenna etc is on a seperate card rather than internal on the mobo I really dont care if this card is reinstalled or not on the new Mobo I never use it Question Does the fact that I may be switching from Socket to socket create additional complications nbsp

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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Trying to do an XP upgrade from Win98. I do the compatability test and it will not let me continue to install the upgrade because it says my video card and MoBo are not compatible..

It's an older system..

I have a Nvidia geforce II MX 100/200 video card, I am running it on a AMD k6 400 processor

My MoBo is an Asus socket 7 with an Ali 1541 chipset. I have all of the appropriate Ali drivers.

I have just under 300 meg of ram.

If anyone can help with a fix or patch or whatever, I would appreciate it greatly.. Thanks..

A:XP upgrade and MOBO

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

Microsoft's Windows Catalog

Your CPU is not compatible with XP.
Also looks like MoBo is incompatible.
The VidCard should be compatible.

And unfortunately, as far as I know, there are no patches or fixes to work with. Only option is to upgrade the hardware.

If anyone knows of anything, please feel free to correct me.
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I currently have an ASUS P3B-F Mobo, 466 MHz Celeron CPU, and 128 MB PC-100 RAM. This setup has sufficed for many years.

Now, I'm into digital photography. I want to manipulate and print pics. My system above is quite slow.

Should I upgrade to a faster CPU (can go to P3 1.0 GHz), and more RAM or should I purchase another MOBO, CPU, and RAM?

Cost vs. performance is an issue.

What is the most performance gain that I can get with the least cost?

Thank you for your assistance!

A:Graphics: Upgrade or New MOBO?

You could do all of what you mentioned!
Butt one way (inexpensive) to start with maybe to upgrade your Memory!
128 is fairly low (IMHO) for graphics. I use 512 Meg and still lock up occasionally on an AMD 450.

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A:Upgrade CPU & MOBO in Windows 7

I strongly suspect it will ask you to reactivate it, but if you put in your existing key, that should work. No need to use up another license key, your current one is still good.

If it gives you any trouble, give Microsoft a call: Microsoft Volume Licensing - Activation Centers
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A:Upgrade MoBo or Vid card?

i would get a new mobo and what ever you need, sounds like your old pc is on its last leg. it would suck to buy a new kick *** video card just to have your system crash a day/week/month after you bought it.good luck, have fun!!!
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I currently have a Q6600 processor with 4 Gig DDR 2 Ram.

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A:Processor and Mobo upgrade

What motherboard do you currently have? A little hard to suggest anything when we don't know what you are currently using

What else do you have in the system, this will also have an impact on your choice of motherboard (although only marginally).

What speed is your DDR2 RAM?
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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
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A:xp hang after mobo upgrade

Since your hardware has changed, XP no longer recognizes it. XP is expecting your old motherboard. You need to boot from the XP CD and do a repair install. Google for XP repair install for more information.
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Hey, I'm trying to upgrade my Dell dimension 2400 with a 2.8 Ghz Pentium 4 processor, 512 MB, 40 GB; and getting a mother board with PCI express slots for gaming as well as one that will support at least a gig of ram. I want to keep processor though. Help is great!

A:Upgrade Dell MoBo

You'd need a micro atx socket 478 board with pci-express x16 then. They've been made but are hard to find. It'd be a lot easier to find one with agp...
I replaced my 2300's board with a gigabyte 8IG1000MK, which has agp, and it's a decent board. Asus also makes some nice boards with agp that are matx and socket 478. I belive it was Asrock who made the one board with pci-e, socket 478, and micro atx form factor that I've seen, but not 100% sure.

Edit: here it is.
But it has limitations on which pci-e cards it supports since it's a "fake" pci-express slot.
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Current setup:

AMD Athlon XP 1700+ (OC'D 2000+)
PC-133 SDRAM 512MB (OC'D 150)

Any links or suggestions will be much appreciated!

A:Low Budget Mobo UpGrade

Where in the world are you?

Its no good us giving you links unless we know what currency you wish to use!
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Please answer if you can.
I have a Slot 1 DFI P2XLX Mobo with a Intel 440lx agp chipset.

I recently purchased a Super Sloket 3 converter and I was wondering what the max P3 I could use effieciently would be.

The specs for the boards BUS frequency are: The External BUS Clock frequency is controlled by a software setting in the "Chipset Features Setup" screen in the BIOS Setup Utility. The current BIOS version supports frequency settings of 60/66/68/75/83MHz.
It has up to a 5x multiplier

Does this limit me to a 400mhz chip or could I upgrade the bios to support a higher BUS frequency?

A:Mobo Chip Upgrade

First of all ,the P3 doesn't use the Super Socket 3 .It uses Socket 370.You could see if DFI has any update for your BIOS.It may help to support higher bus speeds and clock multipliers.As of now ,your mobo can support only 83 Mhz.*5=415 Mhz. Processors.
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A:New mobo + windows 8 upgrade possible?

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* 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
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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
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< Operating System >
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A:3-4 BSOD every day since mobo upgrade

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A:Need help selecting an upgrade mobo.

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A:Advice on mobo upgrade?

I've got 8 gigs of the same ram running at 1066 on my P5Q Deluxe, don't see why 4 wouldn't run just fine for you on the P5Q Pro.

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A:Which upgrade (A64 +mobo or X800)

I too vote for a Socket-754 / 3000+ upgrade for now. Once VGA cards start leaving AGP, it'll make thos cards even cheaper.

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A:mobo upgrade questions

New motherboard
Given that you don't have AGP, this would be wise.

Motherboards and certain types of RAM
Yes, certain motherboards only take certain types of RAM. Most nearly any new motherboard you get will take DDR-SDRAM. So your upgrade will involve a new processor, new memory and new mobo all in one.

All motherboards come with integrated graphics
Some do, not all.

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A:mobo upgrade problems.

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Prequalification is the most important part of the process. Checking Evergreen's Web site, we discovered that the Intel Atlanta motherboard and 440LX chip set in our 266MHz Pentium II Gateway system were unsuitable for the Performa600 upgrade. (Evergreen does say that the Performa600 is for 350MHz or faster systems, but we figured we'd give it a try nonetheless.) Our second choice was a 450MHz NEC system with an Intel Seattle motherboard and a 440BX chip set. It took a call to Evergreen's customer-service line to find out that this system was also unsuitable -- which, quite frankly, we were surprised to hear.

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The Asus P5q Pro and Deluxe are good overclockers. I'm pretty sure they can handle 5300

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A:CPU/Mobo upgrade for non gaming

WorldFamousWiz said:

EDIT: my only requirement is that the motherboard must be full ATX, since I do not want to replace the case!Click to expand...

If you do indeed have a full ATX case, it will fit mATX as well as miniITX motherboards.

What exactly is your budget?

Newegg has kits anywhere from $100 to $800. -

These are nice kits for around $300
I know you said you didn't want to replace the case but for around 300 this is not a bad deal
You can find lower prices at Tigerdirect with smaller bundles. -
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A:lookin to upgrade mobo

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A:Mobo and Complete New Upgrade (Is It Worth It?)

Your configuration looks very good. You will have to upgrade with two move 512 sticks if you want to keep dual channel. It is cheaper than a 1 GB stick anyway. SLI doesn't pay off yet. Wait untill you need it in a year. But get what you have there, just get another 7800 later. And make sure you get the same model.
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edit - I started this thread with a problem, it's been solved, now I'm looking for new hardware to upgrade my computer with.
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The heatsink and fan was just a complete hassle to get off, amazingly a big hassle, eventually i got it off, stuck in the new processor along with its fan and heatsink.

Turn on the computer.

Everythings all fine and running, lights going off left and right

no beep..

Swtich processors..

no beep.

Take out all the ram in my computer.

no beep.

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A:0x00007B afer mobo upgrade

Quote: Originally Posted by M1cr0

I upgraded my motherboard and cpu then tried to boot but windows sever get a couple of seconds in to loading then crashes with 0x00007B. This could be down to driver issue but do not want fresh install, if it was xp I would have just done a reinstall but there is no such option in windows 7. Any suggestion welcome.

I am afraid we need more information before we can help you.

What screen does it die on? can you boot into safe mode?

Do you have a backup to restore from?

Do you have the win 7 dvd so we could do a repair install

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A:Insane maneuver - mobo upgrade+ssd

Not sure I understand it all, but....

If the current C occupies 60 GB, I certainly wouldn't move it to a 64 GB SSD, unless I could shrink C to maybe 30 first. 60 GB used on a 64 GB drive is way too cramped.

Why copy C to D?
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I don't see why there should be problems using your soundcard and your CPU at the same time. Your CPU should have enough processing power, although it is alittle old, but definately enough for web surfing and playing MP3s.

I also do play a little with playback, and I find that its not really recommended to do anything else other than record when you want the best possible quality. I don't do it often, nor do I do it on a professional level, so I'm happy with just recording it and not do anything else.

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Alright matey, i would repair it just to be on the safe side!! What mobo you upgraded to mate?? Sounds like ur old board gave u hassle mate?
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A:Need a mobo upgrade for a Socket 478 Willamette 1.8

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welcome to T.S.G samcat.

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A:How can you tell what CPU upgrade your laptop mobo can support?


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You might want to let us know why you want to change the cpu?

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A:Video Card vs. Mobo/CPU Upgrade

Your video card is fine, if you really want to, you could throw some better cooling on it and overclock it.

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A:Need opinions on possible mobo upgrade for an old system.

Nothing Intel makes is unlockable; except for their earlier PIIs I think.
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A:Need to upgrade processor and MOBO - do I really need hyper threading?

Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience

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Hyper-threading - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Just afterwards I found out about a utility called Sysprep.

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A:How to repair my Windows 7 installation after mobo upgrade

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A:CPU = 800FSB or 533FSB on my mobo ? Time for an upgrade...

According to this page, it cannot support a 200mhz (800) FSB CPU. You'll have to update the board if you wish to use such a CPU.

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Card Suggestions.

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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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A:MOBO and Processor upgrade - stuck in boot loop

hi mark,

what u can try is to reinstall win xp. Boot from cd and when u get to screen to install xp will check to see if you have a previous installation of win xp and ask you what you want to should have 3 options once which asks do you want to repair . if you repair the windows folder will be deleted but all your programs etc will be left not continue with the above if you havn't the repair option... when you change m/b procesor etc... drivers for m/b are different hence the reboot.... hopefully this helps. remember carry out the steps as if you were installing the operating system for the 1st time.

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