it doesn't have to be an exact replacement, but you need to check with HP to see what board are allowed that can be a replacement for that particular computer model. I read that somewhere.
Hello I ran into a problem with my HP Envy 700-059c , i recently upgraded the OS from the stock HP windows 8 to a fresh 8.1 with WMC using legacy mode in BIOS. The problem occured when I updated the BIOS and it flashed wrong. So now when i power on the computer it doesnt display bios or boot to anything at all and it restarts after about 15 seconds automatically but still dislays nothing and sits idle. I have realised that this is a Motherboard issue and that it needs to be replaced in order to display anything fof me again. Now my Question is do i Have to buy the same Motherboard or can i buy a newer better one and will it work with all my hardware components??
Here are my PC's specs:
HP Envy 700-059c
Intel Core i7 4770 processor
MSI 7826 z87 (kaili) Motherboard (corrupt BIOS)
Nvidia Geoforce GTX 760 2gb graphics card
So is it possible to replace the motherboard with something other than the stock MoBo? If so what would be a good motherboard choice? Would a z97 mobo be better? i just want a working computer again but don't wan to shell out 180+ for a stock motherboard if i can get something better for half that.
thank you for your time. any other questions or info needed please reply i will take all the help i can get.