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Gateway Select 400A Computer

by lantyig / March 18, 2005 4:38 AM PST

I want to replace the Pentium mainboard that is running an AMD K6-400 chip. Is there a mainboard that will work? Will I also need to replace the power supply. It is only a 90 watt and might be propriatery (spelling?).

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That CPU needed a Super Socket Seven
by Ray Harinec / March 18, 2005 5:43 AM PST

type mobo. They were developed to provide a vehicle for a 400 MHz FSB for AMD CPU's when Intel changed to the Slot 1 configuration and wouldn't license it to AMD. They haven't been made for years.

Try pricewatch to see if any are still available, or, of course, eBay.

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"Not too Practical"
by nworley / March 18, 2005 5:46 AM PST

Considering that Cases sell for about 30 bucks with a 400 W power supply, and the unenviable task of trying to adapt another mother board to a case that holds a proprietary motherboard, I would say that it isn't worth the effort. I have found that many of the motherboards from Dell and Gateway are made special with back end ports not in any standard position. Also the mounting holes do not line up.

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