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Installing a new motherboard

by mikeystar / September 16, 2006 7:39 PM PDT

i'm about to buy a new motherboard and before i get it i need to know how to install it. any body know how to do this? i can't find any pages on it anywhere.

my specs:
Intel P4 2.80 ghz
1024mb RAM
160gb hard drive

thanks

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replacing motherboard...
by wkilc / September 16, 2006 9:23 PM PDT

www.google.com/search?q=replacing+motherboard

Transplanting the CPU:
www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=installing+CPU

~Wayne

Good luck. Make sure the new board matches the socket number of your old. (i.e. Socket 478) Be careful and watch out for static electricity, it will fry oyur delicate new board. (a grounded wrist strap is best)

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replacing a motherboard
by mikeystar / September 16, 2006 10:51 PM PDT

thankyou for your help. how do you find out which socket type it is? my pc is a dell dimension 3000 if anybody knows what socket type that uses

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865GV
by banshdharm / September 16, 2006 11:58 PM PDT

As per the specs for Dell Dimension 3000 it is based on the 865GV Intel chipset. It uses the 478 Pin processor which is outdated and you may not find a matching mother board for this processor these days. It is not wise to upgrade your PC with this processor. If your mother board does not have an AGP slot and you want to upgrade anyway then replace both the motherboard and processor. You can use the existing DDR SDRAM. Select a mother board with a newer chipset having PCIe and supporting the latest processors.

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865gv
by mikeystar / September 17, 2006 1:11 AM PDT
In reply to: 865GV

do you know how much this would cost. thanks for your help

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some questions
by linkit / September 16, 2006 10:14 PM PDT

What computer model name (example: Dell dimension 4400)?

What is your current motherboard manfacturer name and model number (download and run CPU-Z to learn this)?

Are you replacing a problematic board or are you looking to gain funtionality/compatibility?

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some questions
by mikeystar / September 16, 2006 10:54 PM PDT
In reply to: some questions

i have a dell dimension 3000 and i want to expand it so that i can have a pci-e and/or agp slot so that i can buy a new graphics card. do you know how to find out the manufacturer of the board because i am clueless. i only know how to replace a grapgics card.

thanks

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Possible money pit
by linkit / September 17, 2006 4:52 PM PDT
In reply to: some questions

In addition to what others have stated, this motherboard upgrade may be more coslty than you think.

Upgrade motherboard to one with AGP or PCI Express X16
Upgrade to dedicated video card
Likely PSU upgrade needed.
Likely new Windows XP license needed.

For all money potentially spent, you may be better off building a completely new computer box with a faster CPU that will give you better overall performance.

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Possible money pit
by mikeystar / September 18, 2006 5:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Possible money pit

i might consider it but i don't want to get ripped off by dell again. the person i spoke to on the phone said that there was plenty of room to expand but there isn't.

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Installing a Motherboard
by islandporgy / September 17, 2006 1:00 AM PDT

The Motherboard is it coming from Dell or retailer, if coming from Dell most likely the case leads will match the MB connections.
Even with costom built computer, the case leads do not always match up to the MB conectoins.

Many times I had to costomize the case leads to match the MB connections. (Not Hard)

(Patience, Patience, Patience, is the name off the game)

It is a lot off fun (enjoy):

This link may help you, and you can learn a lot from it.

http://www.pcmech.com/byopc/step/9/

Good luck
Wendell H

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installing a motherboard
by mikeystar / September 17, 2006 1:12 AM PDT

thanks dude

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