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motherboard cpu upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tide2012, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. tide2012

    tide2012 Thread Starter

    Feb 22, 2013
    i wanted to know what motherboard/cpu combo would work with a gateway gt5411e desktop system
  2. pvc_


    Feb 17, 2008
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Instead of trying to replace the motherboard and processor (which is going to involve replacing other components) and then possibly winding up with a non-working computer, why don't you buy a more powerful and faster refurbished desktop?

    I've been buying refurbished Dell desktops for the past 2 years and will likely never buy a new one again.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... 40000010 4016 600014711&IsNodeId=1&name=DELL


  4. Simba7


    Feb 7, 2013
    Not another i945 chipset system..

    Ok. The maximum memory is 4GB with ~3.25GB usable. You can stick a Core 2 Duo on it, but that's about all you can do with that system. If you want to upgrade it, I'd suggest you just build a new system or buy one.
  5. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    I concur with everyone else but I'll elaborate a little further as to why. Gateway's are not quality systems and have many low quality parts and it's an old platform to invest money into. If you replace the motherboard and CPU to get a more modern or faster system you will also need to replace the RAM to make it compatible with new motherboards, you'll have to replace the power supply to get a unit that's not extremely low quality and known to die and damage hardware on their way out, and you'll need optical drive as the specs say that model came with an PATA/IDE drive and that's no longer provided on the newest motherboards. On top of that you will need to purchase a new copy of Windows as the OEM Gateway copy lives and dies with the Gateway system it came it. So they only thing you can use is the not fully standard Gateway case and the hard drive. And those are really keeping to be honest, a standard case will be better and a new hard drive will be faster.
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