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Windows 7: Motherboard RIP can anyone reccommend an alternative

13 May 2012   #1
paddy132

Windows 7 32 bit (previous XP)
 
 
Motherboard RIP can anyone reccommend an alternative

Hi

My motherboard has recently packed in, i need an alternative the motherboard in question is:-

MSI 7091 v2

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I also have a Radeon 5770 graphics card, new power supply, some 2gb ram and a 320 hard drive i would like to preserve and convert all onto a new motherboard, hopefully with good upgrade potential - I think the motherboard is a M-ATX.

thank you in advance for your help..

Paddy



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13 May 2012   #2
paddy132

Windows 7 32 bit (previous XP)
 
 

any 1 - have any suggestions i would like to keep my hard drive, graphics card and power supply, so a M-ATX mother board that would support these is what i am looking for, i am happy to get more and a newer format of ram.

Thanks again

Paddy
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13 May 2012   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Unless you plan on getting new ram (your old bard only supports DDR2) and CPU, to keep what you have now (socket 775 CPU and DDR2 ram) you're looking at a socket 775/DDR2 board and they are getting harder to find as they have been discontinued. If that is what you want there is this one,

Asrock G31M-GS R2.0 G31 Socket 775 GB LAN 6 Channel.. | Ebuyer.com

that will take everything you have.
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13 May 2012   #4
paddy132

Windows 7 32 bit (previous XP)
 
 

thank you - i don't mind losing my ram and upgrading to ddr3 - if you could think of a better card that would take the power supply, hard drive and graphics card - thank u
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13 May 2012   #5
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paddy132 View Post
thank you - i don't mind losing my ram and upgrading to ddr3 - if you could think of a better card that would take the power supply, hard drive and graphics card - thank u
Huh... that's because it will all take these. :\
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13 May 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Here is Newegg's list of socket 775 micro ATX boards:

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Motherboards, Intel Motherboards, LGA 775, Micro ATX

Roughly half are DDR2 and half DDR3.

You'd have to shop for a UK source for any of them.

But it's tough to recommend socket 775 in this day and age. If you are willing to buy new RAM, you may as well bite the bullet and get a new processor.

Your PSU, graphics card, and hard drive should transfer to a new motherboard and socket--assuming you have a SATA hard drive and a standard PSU.
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14 May 2012   #7
paddy132

Windows 7 32 bit (previous XP)
 
 

I agree poss better to get a new processor as well, do you know if the motherboards come with processors i know some do and some don't...
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14 May 2012   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paddy132 View Post
I agree poss better to get a new processor as well, do you know if the motherboards come with processors i know some do and some don't...
A motherboard will NOT come with a processor unless you are purchasing a "barebones" or complete pre-assembled computer.

You can get a strong motherboard/CPU/RAM combination for $400 to $450 in the US. It would be somewhat higher in the UK.

If your existing PC is built from industry-standard parts, those 3 items are all you should have to replace. You may have to buy another Windows license also if your current PC has an OEM version of Windows.
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