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replacing a motherboard in a compaq desktop computer

by swashbuckeler / January 16, 2015 3:11 AM PST

What should I be cautious of in replacing a motherboard with a used version of the same board?.
asus m2n68-la hp part 51890465 rev e01 The computer has crashed several times, and i have run system restore, but ultimately it crashes again. I am buying a used board in hopes that the problems will be fixed. Have tested other components, memory, etc, and all are fine.

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Clarification Request
When changing boards
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2015 4:41 AM PST

Windows may need reinstalling. For HP/Compaq systems you may have to use their restore media or system.

However I've seen folk replace boards, RAM, video cards, HDDs and hope this would fix corrupted or infected Windows.

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replacing a motherboard in a compaq desktop computer
by swashbuckeler / January 16, 2015 5:20 AM PST
In reply to: When changing boards

Thanks Bob.
The media I have consists of the factory image partition on my hard drive, and the restore disks I made when i bought the computer. I think one or both should be intace...We shall see.

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You know, I have been wondering about that,
by Oldartq / January 16, 2015 5:48 AM PST

would MS still consider that computer OEM after you replace the board. Robert, what about that?

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Technically? By the exact wording?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2015 6:09 AM PST
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