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Contemplating motherboard upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jb123, Feb 14, 2005.

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  1. jb123

    jb123 Thread Starter

    Nov 20, 2002
    I have a hp pavillion 9680 and am considering a motherboard upgrade. the board is a Motherboard is:
    Motherboard ID 02/19/2000-VT693-596A-PELICAN and Chipset Properties
    VIA VT82C693A Apollo Pro133. Everything still works fine and quick but i feel im in the 80`s. what is a good match for my case and is it possible to keep the same powersupply? any suggestions and thanks in advance.
  2. rhorne4


    Sep 11, 2004
    You would probally have to upgrade your cpu,psu and memory if you could even find a mb that would fit in that case.Better off to just build a new computer than try to upgrade using that case.
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Nothing is a good match. You need pretty much everything new. Case and power supply are not re-useable as they are not adeqaute for any new motherboard. With a new motherbaord you'll need a new CPU and ram. You'll also need a video card. I think you can reuse the hard drive and optical drives but then they'll become the sloest parts in the new computer. You most likely can't even reuse the floppy as they usually don't have a face plate.
  4. Arcadion


    Sep 1, 2004
    They're right, those HP Pavilions are designed to be compact, not to be upgradeable.
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