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Windows 7: New motherboard

05 Apr 2013   #1
Gameover

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
New motherboard

Hey there guys, I am back here again with something with a minor problem... A work colleague of mine has blown his motherboard (no idea how) but he is looking for a replacement without having to upgrade... Trying to keep the price down. Here is what he has now
ABIT Computer AB9 Pro, LGA 775/Socket

He is looking for the exact same one or one very similar. He has asked for a motherboard to be compatible with his Pent D CPU, DDR2 Ram and SATA 2.


What I am asking is... What is out there that is cheap but covers 99% of the components?



Any help would be much appreciated.


Cheers once again guys
Steve


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05 Apr 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Why cover 99% of his components? I can't help you with that. I can help you however to make the new motherboard bootable.
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05 Apr 2013   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

What OS does your friend have?

I wonder whether it is one that would be transferable to the new motherboard. If not, that could raise the expense significantly.
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05 Apr 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Actually fellas the cost in NZ are just horrendous I thought we were bad here but them poor blokes.

I don't know what to suggest and I think the chances of getting that mobo is pretty slim especially with that RAM.

So what exactly happened I know you say you don't know how but was something spilt on it? are you sure it isn't the PSU? If that lets go then mate it is an easy fix - test it out first before you start pulling it apart.

http://www.sevenforums.com/vip/257690-psu-how-test.html#post2130086
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06 Apr 2013   #5
Gameover

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Heading over to his place to see if I can diagnose what the problem is. He claims to have broken a ram slot or something, I dont think that it is cause of the problem.
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06 Apr 2013   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gameover View Post
Heading over to his place to see if I can diagnose what the problem is. He claims to have broken a ram slot or something, I dont think that it is cause of the problem.
Yep hope it turns out ok mate sounds perhaps the stick is more likely to be broken than the slot that would take a fair bit of force to do.

Just look around for scorch marks and blown caps while you at it.

Oh and check out that PSU mate have a sniff and look any hot wiring or caps again maybe it is just that. If it is then I don't know what the prices are like over there but I have a few spare sitting here he could have for free.

John.
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06 Apr 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Do you have a shop that sell and repairs computers close by you can get needed parts. Maybe used. Some old hardware cost more than modern hardware.
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06 Apr 2013   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Do you have a shop that sell and repairs computers close by you can get needed parts. Maybe used. Some old hardware cost more than modern hardware.
Well speaking from experience when I was helping a Kiwi a while ago they do but they charge like a wounded bull Bear even for used stuff. It was cheaper for me to ship the PSU this fellow needed then it was to buy a used one he had picked out there and it wasn't a real good PSU he was offered either.
Frankly having and running a machine in NZ is a very expensive hobby for some.
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06 Apr 2013   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Why cover 99% of his components? I can't help you with that. I can help you however to make the new motherboard bootable.
I thought he made that clear, to save money.

A LGA775 board is going to be hard to find, new or used though, if that is the problem.
EDIT: Maybe not too hard....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...name=LGA%20775 Yes I know this is US availability too.
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06 Apr 2013   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Why cover 99% of his components? I can't help you with that. I can help you however to make the new motherboard bootable.
I thought he made that clear, to save money.

A LGA775 board is going to be hard to find, new or used though, if that is the problem.
EDIT: Maybe not too hard....
Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Motherboards, Intel Motherboards, LGA 775 Yes I know this is US availability too.
Mate I'll have a scout around out here as we still haven't heard back re that PSU either
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