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Windows 7: Need help choosing new motherboard

22 Jul 2013   #1
oneskrewluse

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Need help choosing new motherboard

HP Pavilion p6600 Desktop PC series*-* HP Pavilion p6653w Desktop PC Product Specifications - c02479700 - HP Business Support Center


this is my pc. The motherboard has gone out and after a lot of googling i have had a lot of trouble finding a replacement/upgrade


i need a uATX that supports an AM3 processor
would love to have a radeon 4200 in it already or at least have a slot i can put my old one in
needs to support 16gb ddr3 ram
WOULD LOVE a firewire port also
would like to be in the $125 or less price range

please help


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22 Jul 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Have you looked at newegg.com or tigerdirect.com

Each site has a filter system on the left side of the page to keep narrowing down the choices.
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22 Jul 2013   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Couple of suggestions but I don't really know much about the AMD stuff
M5A97 R2.0 - Motherboards - ASUS

M5A78L-M LX - Motherboards - ASUS

or

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-970A-D3P (rev. 1.0)

1st and 3rd options are around th same price here the 2nd a bit cheaper - doe sit have to be a mini ATX??
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22 Jul 2013   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Most important thing is what footprint of a MB will fit in the HP case. Measure the old MB & note the location of the screws & holes that secure it into the HP case.
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22 Jul 2013   #5
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I am far from an expert on activation, but could there be an issue with Windows?
Usually after changing something major like a Motherboard it requires a reactivation of Windows, I just wandered what with it being an HP PC whether this is something the OP needs to think about when he changes the board?
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22 Jul 2013   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
I am far from an expert on activation, but could there be an issue with Windows?
Usually after changing something major like a Motherboard it requires a reactivation of Windows, I just wandered what with it being an HP PC whether this is something the OP needs to think about when he changes the board?
Hmm thats a point Paul suppose an OEM would be the way to go as then there is no bloatware.
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22 Jul 2013   #7
oneskrewluse

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

i made an amendment on my OP i need a uATX form factor motherboard


thanks for all the suggestions so far

i have a oem home premium disc so the reactivation should be no problem
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22 Jul 2013   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If your OEM Windows 7 disk has a unused COA I don't believe their should be a problem. A OEM Windows 7 COA is tied to the first motherboard it was installed on.
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22 Jul 2013   #9
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Sorry I kind of swerved it off topic, but I guess it was worth mentioning.

I am not very good with AMD so I can't help with your original Motherboard question.

Paul.
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22 Jul 2013   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Actually Bear I read that as it has been used as the OP says "reactivation" I take that as it has been used once already but I stand to be corrected

However having said that I have had a few calls to Microsoft with dead boards and they have always been helpful letting me reuse the OEM whether it is for myself or just recently my brother.

As for the board that's something I have never had to deal with or seen many ads for at my supplier.
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