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Motherboard replacement?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zellbz, Feb 1, 2010.

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  1. zellbz

    zellbz Thread Starter

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    My friend has a Compaq SR1000 that uses a 939 socket motherboard. The motherboard stopped working a while ago. My question is, can I pick out any 939 socket motherboard that I can find on Ebay to replace the non working motherboard?
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Most likely no. Big box systems like dell, hp, etc use proprietary parts. That is they are made to the system builders specs NOT standard atx type specs.

    While a standard atx type board might "work" it may also have problems lining up with the existing case.

    FWIW socket 939 is pretty old technology and IMO NOT worth putting any money into. In addition ebay is about the last place to buy parts.
     
  3. zellbz

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    Thanks. I'll tell her to just buy a new desktop.
     
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    That would be the best choice since the price of new systems is so low right now.
     
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