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Upgrading Motherboard to a New Brand but Same Socket Type

Q: Upgrading Motherboard to a New Brand but Same Socket Type

Hi all,

So I'm upgrading my motherboard from an ASRock which has caused me nothing but problems since I got it to a MSI. They both are intel socket motherboards. My question is, how do I go about doing this? I would prefer to keep my files from my prior build but I have read that it is necessary that I reinstall my OS before I install my motherboard. I realize I can backup my PC's files and then reinstall them once I've installed the new motherboard but are there things that I should be mindful about while working on this process?

I have a lot of specific questions about this process. So maybe a step by step instruction or something like that would be a good place to start and I can see if I have questions from there.

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Preferred Solution: Upgrading Motherboard to a New Brand but Same Socket Type

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A:bent pins brand new motherboard socket?

None of the pins should be bent upwards. An I/O shield is one thing (presuming that it was advertised, or you knew it was missing when it was purchased), but I would return it if it has bent pins.
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This would work:
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A:MSI K8MM-V Socket 754 Motherboard & MD Sempron 3000+ 64-bit CPU, 1.8GHz, SOCKET 754

G'Day - I would not waste time on it. I think your idea of sending it back with the bill is spot on. Don't forget to lay it on thick that you are incapacitated and have been taken advantage of over this.
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A:Socket 771 Xeon processor in a Socket 775 motherboard

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A:need to know socket type

Why do you want to know the socket?
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A:Socket type

Don't try to replace laptop processors.
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A:What type of socket is better, 939 or 754

The bigger number is always going to be better. If you need reasons:

1. 939 has dual channel memory support, 754 is only single channel.
2. 754 doesn't support PCIe, 939 does.
3. This compares most all AMD's processors. You can see that the 939 is superior (unless you are short on cash)
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A:CPU socket type for Compaq V2658

The AMD socket 754 was replaced by the 939 and the AM2 socket... I don't think any upgrade is possible or even worth the effort
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A:In what way does a heatsink have to match a CPU other than socket type

Things to consider, socket of the board and processor being the main things.

Also will you be Overclocking the processor? The motherboard model so you can see which dimms will be populated, and then you need to know how much headroom you have in the chassis.

Once you have the above determined then you can logically shop for the heatsink that will serve you the best.
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I managed to find a cheap socket 754 chip but the a8n-sli is made for 939

A:Solved: amd cpus + socket type

Sli or rather any PCI-express options are going to be with the 939. The 754 is more or less the budget 64 bit CPU and you don't get most of the WOW factors using the 754. If you PCIe you must go 939, but the performance is worth the extra cash. Or at least will be
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A:Is Pentium 3 a socket 7 type chip?

It is socket 370, but yes, it does look a lot like a socket 7.

All the new Celeron and Pentium IIIs are like that.

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech
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if I just find one with the same pins missing?

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A:Besides socket type, what else limits cpu upgrade?

This is a very tricky thing to do, or accomplish. Even if you could find a compatible processor, I doubt if you would see much of an improvement in performance gain. Just max out the total system memory and be happy with that
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Never mind I answerd my own question.

A:Motherboard 423 socket or 478 socket??

I take it you have another POST concerning this? You should mark that as SOLVED using "Thread Tools" button at the top of its page.
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A:T440p CPU Upgrade - Socket Type Details

Do you have a way of testing the i7-4900MQ cpu in another system/motherboard? What happens when you insert the 4900MQ but remove the RAM?
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A:AMD Athlon AD750KWOHJBOX FM2 type Socket compatability

I had to Google that product number to find it's a AMD Athlon X4 750K socket FM1. This mean you board must have a FM1 socket.

It is not compatible with your AM2 socket.
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423? I could be wrong...Why do you ask?
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Thank You

A:Dell Inspiron 580 Processor Socket Type?

Hi malick4132,
Dell has tested Inspiron 580 with the following processors without any issues:

Intel Pentium G6950
Intel Core i3 - 530, 540
Intel Core i5 - 750, 650

Your computer is shipped with Mobile Intel H57 Express Chipset. For more information on this, you may refer to link:
Click on the compatible products to get the list of processors compatible with your computer. Most of them support LGA1156 socket or FCLGA1156 socket. Both are almost similar. Please ensure to update system BIOS before you upgrade the processor on computer. 

Dell does not recommend or offer processor upgrade but it is as your discretion in case you really wish to go  ahead with it. Warranty per say, issues arising due to the upgrade will not be covered under warranty , however we will continue providing support for other issues and parts.  
Please reply for further clarifications.
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and what will I need leftover to run the new system

A:Upgrading from Socket 478 to AM3, what can I keep?

TechGamer said:

what can I reuse from my old system this is an old Socket 478 motherboard p4S800-mxClick to expand...

ATX case and power supply (ATX power supply with 4-pin P4 connector)
two IDE drive (there is only one IDE channel for master and slave)
two Floppy drives (this board still has a floppy connector)
two PCI cards
PS2 Keyboard and Mouse
VGA monitor

TechGamer said:

and what will I need leftover to run the new systemClick to expand...

My only question is if the OS is transferable to a new motherboard. Would you be able to activate your copy of Windows? This however would be a non issue if you use Linux.
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A:best type cooler socket 479 pentium M 1.8 also should I cool southbridge

Socket 479? I know of 478, but not 479. There must be some sort of typo.
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A:Dell Inspiron 15 audio jack and socket type?

joa1101 2xTRS to TRRS or 2xTRS to TRS splitter
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Go to Solution.

A:SOLVED Lenovo G50-70 wifi card socket type

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link to newegg 3700 saying socket is 939

link saying 3700 is socket 754,K=4339,Sxi=18,Case=obj(4271)

EDIT: sorry solved

A:Solved: confused on socket type for athlon 64 3700

AMD makes the 64 3700+ for the 754 and the 939
the 939 is 2.2ghz and the 754 is 2.4ghz happy?
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A:Upgrading AMD 939 socket processor

it would help but the 939 socket is dead so how much of a difference really comes down to if you think the money is worth the upgrade IMO save your money and get a much nicer system for not much more you can pick up an AM3 MB and 4Gb DDR3 and a tri core cpu for less than or around $200 usd.
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Run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor:

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Did you use any thermal paste/pad when you installed the CPU into the motherboard? If not, it will immediately overheat and automatically shut your system down to protect it.
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A:Use Socket 775 CPU on 478 Motherboard

It is unlikely that you will be able to install a 775 processor in a socket 478 motherboard, primarily due to the CPU design. As you may know, the 775 does not have pins on the CPU anymore. The pins now reside on the motherboard. A second point is the motherboard support of 775 processors. If such and adaptor existed, you may not be able to find a firmware for your motherboard to support the newer 775 processors, due to different cores and all. The adaptor, if made/supported by the motherboard manufacture, will be limited to work with that particular manufacturer's products.

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Model# K8 COMBO-Z
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Supported CPU: Socket 754 and 939 AMD Athlon 64/Athlon 64FX and Sempron Processors
Chipset: ALi M1689
i am going to build a new pc. but my money was kind of short. well ..any way just want want to know did someone usind this MOD ..?
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A:Motherboard For AMD Socket 754 and 939 CPU ? has a review on it. Looks like it performs up to par with the other boards supporting athlon64's. They didn't note any large problems with it.

If your not planning to overclock it it looks like a decent board. If your going to OC it, get something else. The board has no lock on the AGP/PCI and no Dimm voltage adjustments.
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A:Best Socket for an AMD motherboard?

940! But I would guess not practical for you. The next would be the 939. The future and the best socket available for the average person. Supports SLI, PCIe, AGP, you name it, it does it.
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A:Motherboard Socket 478 with PCI-E

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A:Best Motherboard-socket 370

Odd you got no replys yet....
I been looking at MB ratings and it seems Abit is tops these days..
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A:Socket A motherboard for AMD Duron ... DDR RAM .

What is brand and model of computer?

It is actually less costly for that model, to replace the cpu and motherboard together for that old, old unit... You can actually get a used computer that works well for less than it would cost you to fix that Duron.

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egrialuca said:

can anyone that used this mobo give some comments on it?

im looking a basic mobo wit a low-cost yet has good stability.Click to expand...

ECS mainboards are cheap for a reason. Don' buy one. How much money do you want to spend? What are your needs?
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EDIT: If it does bottleneck my higher speed RAM, would it be better to go with the cheaper Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL10 DIMM (HX316C10F/8)? The problem there is that it is only a single stick - would that conflict with having the 2x4BG?

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i have just changed the motherboard to a foxconn xp 748k7aa motherboard and sempron 2400 on my old computer. when i plug in the computer the power light comes on without me even powering it up, no fans whirring or no beeps. however, i have not done a clean install of the hard drive but i wouldnt have thought that would be a problem with the powering up.

do i need to put the hd into another computer and reformat it before i start

any help would be appreciated

A:foxconn motherboard and sempron 2400 socket

The power light on the motherboard comes on? That is normal.
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Recently my CPU cooler died on me so I replaced it with another one. But when I was installing the bracket for the cooler onto the motherboard I accidentally snapped off a small capacitor which was just above the CPU socket(near the edge of the board, picture attached). I've read that some of the capacitors are just for onboard audio and not essential to keep the PC running(I don't use onboard audio anyway). I don't know what this capacitor is for. Would I be able to run the PC for a few more days until I get a new motherboard or is it too risky?

A:Snapped off a small capacitor on my motherboard near CPU socket.

There is certainly no danger in running the system, whatever is not going to work will make itself known eventually...

(With any luck, might be some obscure function, and perhaps you will be unaffected.....if you are lucky)

(If unklucky, now is as good as time as any to begin planning out your next socket 1150-based Haswell-based system!)
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My socket AM2 based computer has a faulty motherboard and needs a replacement to get it up and running again. It does not turn on, I have ruled out the other components as the cause of this problem.

The other components are:

AMD Athlon 64 4xxx/5xxx+ X2 series dual core processor
2GB PC3200 RAM
Asus 7900GS GPU

It looks like a replacement will cost around 25-60 judging by what is available on

Any suggestions/recommendations? Anything on par with the old motherboard will be fine. I won't need something future proof as this is only a secondary computer my family uses.

I will be upgrading my own computer next year and passing it down to them so we are only looking at getting this computer back up and running in the meantime (they are currently stuck with the aging laptop!)

Thank you in advance your help will be much appreciated

also, Merry Christmas =)

A:Replacement needed for socket AM2 motherboard (M2N-SLI Deluxe)

You might have made a typo in describing your CPU. Is it an Athlon 64 X2 4600+?

I am surprised how few retailers are selling AM2 boards these days. TigerDirect has two and Newegg has three available. Personally, I would go with the Foxconn one, but I am biased for Newegg. haha
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I figured out my board is dead & now am trying to figure out how to get a better one in the same HP case and trying to figure out where to get it. I have a HP Pavilion 531w, product #: P7515A. The OS in Win Xp & Processor is Intel; 1.47 GHz. I have figured the dead board is a Trigem Lomita Socket 370 ATX Motherboard (i think).

Any ideas what I do next?

I've upgraded computers for many years, but this is my 1st time dealing with a bad board.

Also should I just take it somewhere and have someone replace it, or is it easy enough for me to do by just putting a new board in the HP case and re-connecting all the hardware?

A:Trigem Lomita Socket 370 ATX Motherboard is DEAD (Help Please)

Brand name computers can be tricky because they like to use proprietary equipment. Your best bet probably is to buy a motherboard that supports your processor and RAM, and buy a new case that comes with a powersupply. places like have decent cases with powersupplies for excellent prices. Once you have a new case and mobo, you can switch out all the other components.

If you really really want to keep that case, you might be able to contact HP about replacing the motherboard. Of course, then you'd be stuck with the same 'ole motherboard, and you'll pay a pretty penny for it.
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Soyo K7V Dragon Plus Socket A motherboard review

Posted by Toby Crundwell on November 30, 2001
Company: Soyo Product: K7V Dragon Plus motherboard
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I assembled a desktop maybe years ago the board finally went South It s an ASUS P C E 478 Pentium Need source for socket or IV repair motherboard motherboard uses a Pentium IV socket CPU dual channel DDR PC RAM - has slots I ve got modules for total gb RM I m not a gamer just fool around with home video amp pictures some online Need source for Pentium IV socket 478 motherboard or repair sports watch an old tv show surf the net simple things like that It s always been plenty fast for everything I do When it happened all the lights flashed rapidly and it beeped rapidly when I tried to start it Now the switch has no effect - the board powers up as soon as power is supplied to the machine Can t force quit the machine either Nothing on the monitor at all A Need source for Pentium IV socket 478 motherboard or repair tech shop checked it and said the board is bad Sounded like they checked it by swapping cpu s RAM etc I had tried a new battery first had hoped they would test the chipset etc but doesn t sound like they did much if any of those kinds of diagnostics I do have an ASUS setup disc I got with the board when I bought it that ASUS says I can use Need source for Pentium IV socket 478 motherboard or repair to reinstall the BIOS haven t tried that yet While I was poking around inside making sure there were no loose cables or other obvious simple problems I cleaned it The CPU heat sink came off the CPU so I have to get some of the heat sink grease and reattach it before I try to start it again Assuming I do need a new board I ve found that boards that will accept that old Pent IV and my ram are scarce So far just some real cheapies on Amazon and eBay Would like to find I e a refurbished direct replacement or at least something basically comparable Or even a reputable shop that may be able to repair the board if I send it to them Would much appreciate any leads or advice The machine serves my needs and I d like to avoid the cost of a new CPU and RAM Thanks nbsp

A:Need source for Pentium IV socket 478 motherboard or repair


I see I failed to specify, but I need an ATX rather than a micro ATX. I did a quick search on the basic LGA 775 specs and the one I happened to see was a micro ATX, altho I imagine other forms were available?

If yours is an ATX, I'll very gratefully take you up on that.

You wouldn't happen to have a setup manual? I'm far from being very knowledgeable,
more of the typical "know enuf to get myself in trouble" level.

I would imagine I might be able to find and download a manual if you don't have one.

My zip is 89046, Searchlight NV. I'm here temporarily for a 2+ year solar-steam generating plant project, then RETIREMENT!!

Thanks so much!

Address removed for your safety. Note from mailpup: Give address in private "conversation" with Matthew.

I'd prefer FedEx ground, they deliver to me.

Let me know how much, throw in some extra for your packaging and time/trouble.
And how to send the money. If you do PayPal, add extra for their cut of course.
Or I can mail a Postal MO or whatever.
Not a huge rush, I can access my "civilian" email at work if I don't overdo it.
Thanks again!
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hello i bought a ECS P-A Socket Motherboard lately and i am wondering what i should what 775 i SIZE get CASE for a 915P-A ECS Socket Motherboard? should know in order to get the right case for it I am trying to build a pc since my last motherboard died on me the specs are ECS P-A Socket Motherboard Intel Pentium CPU GHz MB L cache HT ATI Radeon X XT MB PCI E I have a couple of HD what CASE SIZE should i get for a ECS 915P-A Socket 775 Motherboard? s ANTEC SP- SMART POWER WATT ATX V V what CASE SIZE should i get for a ECS 915P-A Socket 775 Motherboard? POWER SUPPLY i am planning to use my dvd drive and cdwriter drives from my old pc emachines t please say if any more info is needed thanks for the help My main question WHAT CASE SHOULD I GET IS the case i have from my old emachines t i can t figure out what size it is and the geek squad guy at best buy couldn t either if my emachines t one is not gonna fit then what do u guys recommend what website what brand etc the most important thing is that you help me figure out what case size i should get thanks a lot nbsp

A:what CASE SIZE should i get for a ECS 915P-A Socket 775 Motherboard?

Get an Antec Sonata II. It includes an excellent powersupply as well.
Its black, very quiet and even elegant to look at.
See description here:
Available from most online suppliers.

Junk that emachine case, it's a piece of crap.
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I recently purchased a JVC GR-D295US Mini-DV Digital Video Camcorder on-line(and should get delivery in about 10 days, or less)

I understand that I need a Firewire card and cable to download the digital video from my camcorder to my PC in order to edit/author for DVD burning.

Does Anyone know what is a good PCI Firewire card for doing this?
[I know nothing about digital video, but used to be relatively experienced with VHS camcorder video capturing to my PC].

Can anyone help me in this hardware IEEE 1394 card/cable purchase and transfer (PC video capture?) process, Please??

A:what is a good PCI Firewire card brand/type for a new JVC digital mini-camcorder?

The ADS Pyro Basic DV card is OCHI complient and has a TI chip set----It lists for 49.99 but you can find it much cheaper. You can also go to there cards are good.
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the only one im aware of is the evga super record 2, which is not meant to be for the average consumer/Hardcore gamer but for workstation/server use using dual 1366 xeons.
was the mystery board given a name?