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New board old processor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stecks, Feb 8, 2007.

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  1. stecks

    stecks Thread Starter

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    I wouldn't mind upgrading towards a motherboard that'll have a available slot for a video card because mine does not have that capability so thus I'm stuck with a onboard video:( . If this helps here's my pro

    Intel Celeron D Processor 325
    2.53 GHz
    256K L2 Cache
    533 MHZ FSB


    At least I hope I can get another board to use with my Processor because at this point in time I don't want to have to go out an buy the bundle
     
  2. crjdriver

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    First of all is this a pre-built system ie dell, compaq, hp, etc? If so, you are pretty much stuck buying a board from them because the case is usually proprietary; that is it will not fit a standard atx board.

    If this is a custom build, then yes you can replace your board.
     
  3. stecks

    stecks Thread Starter

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    Yah it's a brand name PC it's an eMachine... There has to be a way I and I've check the site it's the same board as what I have currently
     
  4. dustyjay

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    Emachines usually uses an ECS or PcChips motherboard in their systems. While neither of these manufacturers are highly recommended you might try their websites to see what they might have available. If the IO shield on the case is removeable then you may be in luck. However you will not be able to use the OS that was provided with the original system as it is optomized and set up for that particular motherboard and bios. It is also against the OEM EULA to use that copy of the OS on any other system, and once you change the motherboard using anything except a direct manufacturer replacement you have created a completely new and different computer.
     
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