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Can i change my motherboard?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by roh007, May 24, 2009.

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  1. roh007

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    I have a intel d845glly motherboard on my pc. Can i replace it with a better one? If yes, plz specify the model.
     
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    Newer motherboards support newer technology, so you won't be able to use the same RAM, CPU, Graphic Card, Power Supply, ... or most of your other devices. Perhaps you could keep your old monitor.

    If you wanna use the same old devices, then there is really no point in buying a new motherboard unless if the motherboard has gone bad. So, either buy a new pc or just forget about doing that kind of upgrade. The only upgrade that you can do to speed up this pc is probably a RAM upgrade. You currently have 512 MB and your motherboard supports 2 GB, do the math.
     
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    I want a motherboard which has a nice integrated graphics and which is compatible with my pc box.
     
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    This isn't for your Dell Inspiron 1150 correct?

    There almost isn't anything available for socket 478 motherboard anymore, they are quite old. And what did exist didn't have decent integrated graphics.
     
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    And intel's IGP (intergrated graphics) is still the very worst today.

    If you want to improve your graphics abilities, buy a graphics card for $25~60.

    As other s have said, your board is OLD and you'll have to replace everything. And if its a Dell, forget it... and if its a notebook, double-forget it.

    You can buy a new PC for about $300~400 with 3~4GB of RAM and easily better IGP with modern PCIe slots. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9175064&type=product&id=1218045567985
     
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    Thanks for the advice,Compiler.
     
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