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Motherboard Upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by owenb1, Oct 4, 2003.

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  1. owenb1

    owenb1 Thread Starter

    Oct 17, 2002

    I have an old AMD K6 ATX motherboard and want to upgrade to a better one without changing the case - will I be able too?
  2. John Lutes

    John Lutes

    Oct 3, 2003
    Of course. You can buy and install any other ATX motherboard that has the dimensions of your case..

    What I mean is - a standard board will fit most mid size cases. A server board will need a tower-case.

    There are other concerns. If you upgrade to a P4 motherboard; you'll have to take special care to look at the RAM needs and the POWER SUPPLY needs.

    Some power supplies have the proper wires to power the RAM and CPU and - MOST - DO NOT.

    With that said
    Look at www.pricewatch.com for your best deals.
  3. zeddy


    May 3, 2003
    With an AMD board you dont need the extra PSU connector. You will have to check your PSU rating - minimum most advise is 300watts.
  4. compilerxp


    Feb 24, 2002
    You'll be replacing the motherboard, CPU and memory...

    Older cases are not designed for todays systems which require better air flow...

    Can you provide the model of your case or photo of it (inside & out?

    And you will most likely need to replace the PSU as well.
  5. antares


    Jan 11, 2003
    How old is your case? What is the size? Mid-Tower or Tower?

    I did a upgrade myself using my old case, which is 4 years old. With two fans plus the heatsink/fan, my temparature is around the 35-39C. (y)
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