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Windows 7: Is this motherboard ATX


07 Aug 2013   #1

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Is this motherboard ATX

Packard Bell Imedia A3317 UK Motherboard | eBay <--- motheboard here

Wondering if this motherboard is ATX? and if it will fit an ATX case

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07 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi DaCheese, that looks to me like a MATX motherboard, which essentially means it will fit an ATX case.

I am almost 100% sure all ATX cases have mountings for both ATX motherboards and MATX motherboards.

What case do you have/ is it going into?
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07 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Hi DaCheese, that looks to me like a MATX motherboard, which essentially means it will fit an ATX case.

I am almost 100% sure all ATX cases have mountings for both ATX motherboards and MATX motherboards.

What case do you have/ is it going into?
Currently using the default case (Packard Bell Imedia A3317 case) however I am planning to put it into the CiT Vantage Gaming Case
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07 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

It took me a while to find the specs online for that case, but I did in the end and it supports ATX,MATX and Mini ITX so you will be just fine.
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07 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
It took me a while to find the specs online for that case, but I did in the end and it supports ATX,MATX and Mini ITX so you will be just fine.
ok thats good news, thanks for your help. Another question, if I upgrade the motherboard, will I have to reinstall Windows or buy another Windows copy. I don't have a copy of Windows on disc because it came preinstalled with the PC.
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07 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I am far from an expert on this, but I believe you will have some issues, the normal and best recommendation when installing a new motherboard is to re-install Windows and even if you did have a disk it would still run into problems as it would need re-activation and being an OEM licence I don't know if you could use it again.

I will leave that one to the experts, maybe ask in this section and you will get some good advice - Windows Updates & Activation - Windows 7 Help Forums
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08 Aug 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaCheese View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
It took me a while to find the specs online for that case, but I did in the end and it supports ATX,MATX and Mini ITX so you will be just fine.
ok thats good news, thanks for your help. Another question, if I upgrade the motherboard, will I have to reinstall Windows or buy another Windows copy. I don't have a copy of Windows on disc because it came preinstalled with the PC.
You'll need to get another license.
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