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UnitedMi

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I have a computer that is running Windows XP and I'm am going to gut it in a couple of weeks. I have another desktop, running XP, what just doesn't have two RAM mounts or a PCI Slot (One not there, three present), It has space on the motherboard for them (I looked at the same motherboard in a different tower and all things were accounted for). Can I take RAM/PCI mounts off of one mother board and put them onto another?

Thanks ahead to anyone who can answer this problem!
 

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Basically the answer is no_Often manufacturers of motherboards will use the same circuit board for more than one model. If the motherboard only has 2 Ram sockets on it, yet appears to have other unoccupied places for ram slots, there are other circuits involved that would not permit it.
 

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Try taking one socket off, you would need to remove the solder from all the pins first.
That's virtually impossible without specialised equipment which would cost a lot more than a new motherboard anyway.

So, no you can't do that, you need a new motherboard.
 
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