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hp xt966 motherboard

by ochuckie2 / December 14, 2004 11:16 PM PST

Motherboard gone... can't find one from HP.. are there any aftermarket boards that would work?
This is the early Pin 4 (large) chip..

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Is this a Pentium 4 socket 423 ?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2004 11:28 PM PST
In reply to: hp xt966 motherboard

While you did post in the Windows ME forum, it appears your question is not about Windows ME.

However, if you have an apparent good Socket 423 CPU, then I found replacement boards from, and other places. I also put such in a new case&powersupply since it's rare to find the new board to fit in the old HP case.

This is just above a beginner's level since we may have to reinstall the OS and the motherboard drivers too.


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Yes Pentium 423
by ochuckie2 / December 15, 2004 12:11 AM PST

I've experienced a lot of trouble finding parts from HP and then finding someone who speaks english. This may be my first venture into replacing a Motherboard and I'm quite sure that all the drives good.. What do you suggest, chunk it and buy another comp. or invest time and money into redoing this one.?

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You decide.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2004 12:17 AM PST
In reply to: Yes Pentium 423

There is always a small risk in such an endeavor and hidden costs such as finding the OS won't run since it was meant for the HP system.

But I paid less than 30 for the motherboard and 30 for a new case/PSU.

Just find some parts and do the math...


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Thanks for the info
by ochuckie2 / December 15, 2004 12:41 AM PST
In reply to: You decide.

Is there another forum that might help me if I get into the nuts and bolts of taking two and making one.?

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Building a PC web sites.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2004 12:52 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks for the info

There are hundreds of them out there.

In a nutshell I mount the motherboard in a case and sort out how to connect things then I add the CPU, heatsink and see if it beeps on power up. Then I add more parts, install the OS, drivers and such.

But no site or forum will tell you exact steps. Just guides.


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