motherboard upgrade

  big geof 21:46 27 Sep 06
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Hi M8s
i want to fit a new motherboard,cpu,power pack and memory to my older pc,can someone please advise me on which units to buy, just for home use,internet etc no gaming,,cheers big geoff

  ed-0 21:53 27 Sep 06

Could you list what you have at present. That would do two things

1) To see what would be a significant upgrade to your present system

2) to see if anything would be compatible with a newer system.

Also what would be your limit?

  big geof 22:11 27 Sep 06

Hi ed-o
at present i have a gateway pentium3 500,have recently bought a samsung 200gb hard drive,in the system i have a IBM 40gb hard drive,LG dual layer dvd burner,graphics and sound pci cards, my limit is around 150 quid,, the main reason for upgrade is INTEL motherboard faulty ,,cheers big geoff

  Diodorus Siculus 22:17 27 Sep 06

click here and have a look at what Novatech have to offer; any of these will give you a boost.

But you will very likely have to budget for a new case and PSU. You can keep the hard drives you have (but will need to reinstall Windows) as well as the DVD burner and sound card (although the sound card should not be necessary unless it is high spec).

  Diodorus Siculus 22:18 27 Sep 06

click here for a better link to Novatech.

  ed-0 22:24 27 Sep 06

Nice and easy box for £169. click here It could do with extra ram at some point.

Or for £97 you could have click here and stick an extra 512Mb of ram. It's a socket 754, older style motherboard, but still has bags of upgradability in it.

Any of those take your fancy or are you after something specific?

  woodchip 22:29 27 Sep 06

Take your pick, to suit your pocket
click here

  big geof 22:34 27 Sep 06

thanks Diodorus Siculus for that,found this:-
amd sempron 2800 cpu,512 MB DDR 3200,Foxconn 761GXK8MC,350W sweex Power Unit, 130 quid, would this be ok,,cheers big geoff

  ed-0 22:47 27 Sep 06

Not a bad motherboard, socket 754 and it has pci-e if you ever decided to upgrade the on-board graphics.

If your graphics card is AGP, it will not fit this board. click here

  Diodorus Siculus 23:11 27 Sep 06

I think that you will need at least a new PSU if your current machine is as old as it seems; it may also need a new case but that is not quite so vital.

  big geof 00:24 28 Sep 06

thanks every one for all your help ,,cheers big geoff

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