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Recommend me a new board that replaces this one?


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#1 Poquelin

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:44 AM

Am looking to replace my board but keep hopefully the same hardware inside (MOBO is dead) anyone recommend me something off Ebay(UK) that would replace or improve for about 30 or give me some pointers in terms of what I need to look for? (new to me)

FACTORY SPECS:

Motherboard Information

    * CPU Support: Socket 478. Bus/clock speed: 533MHz / 400MHz
    * System Memory: 2 DDR DIMMs. Supports DDR333. Max. 2GB
    * Chipset:
          o SiS 651
          o AGP 4x
          o Onboard video embedded in SiS 730D chipset
          o Onboard C-Media CMI9738/4CH AC'97 audio 
    * Form Factor: microATX - 244 mm x 220 mm 

CPU     Intel Pentium 4 2.66 GHz
BIOS    PhoenixBIOS. Press the DEL key to enter
Motherboard     Elite L4S5MG3
Memory  512 MB DDR RAM - PC2100
Hard Drive      120GB Maxtor 6Y120L0
CD Drive        Liteon LTD165 16x DVD ROM
GCE 8481B CDRW 48 x 24 x 48
Floppy Drive    Floppy disk drive fitted
Video Card      nVIDIA Geforce4 MX 440-SE 128MB
Sound Card      Avance AC'97
Speakers        Advent stereo powered speakers
Modem   Generic Soft 56K modem
Network Card    RealTek 8100L (onboard - RTL8139)
Ports (front)   1x IEEE1394 (FireWire)
2x USB
1x Headphone
1x Microphone
Ports (rear)    1x PS/2 Keyboard
1x PS/2 Mouse
1x Parallel
1x Serial
2x VGA
4x USB
1x IEEE1394 (FireWire)
1x LAN
1x Line-in
1x Line-out
1x Microphone
1x S-Video
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1x Telephone
Case    Fiat 2
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:40 PM

Assuming this is in a prebuilt/OEM made system, get the part number of the board (it will be silkscreened on it) along with the revision, and google it. You are pretty much limited to a matching motherboard in a factory system. Hopefully (if it isn't a Compaq/HP) you won't have to deal with "Code Purple' problems. I have bought a few refurb boards (on Ebay)for old systems, and no problems so far. Good luck finding one for the price you want.



I don't know if that board was ever sold to anyone besides OEMS. If it was installed in a generic ATX case, then you have your pick of Socket 478 Micro ATX boards, and by "pick", I mean whatever you can find. They are still floating around out there.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 02:03 PM

It was a factory built Advent 3215, as you say in the ATX case from Pc World many years ago.

are you saying just go for a 478 socket board and it should be a straight replacement?

Whats the 'micro' bit is this relevant?

I have never bought a replacement board, do they come with all the bits save memory I would need such as the processor? Come you possibly show me an example of a 'complete' one on ebay uk?

Anything I dont want to get?

Thanks

Edited by Poquelin, 21 July 2011 - 02:04 PM.


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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:22 PM

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/guidedSearch.asp?CatId=13&sel=Detail%3B31_174_3078_3078

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138302

Depending on sales tax and shipping, one is a better deal than the other (same board).

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:48 PM

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/guidedSearch.asp?CatId=13&sel=Detail%3B31_174_3078_3078

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138302

Depending on sales tax and shipping, one is a better deal than the other (same board).

Louis


Thanks - pity am in UK, would I be correct in assuming then I can just strip parts from my old motherboard and put them on here no issues?

WOULD THIS BE ANY GOOD? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1219143&CatId=182 **note on processor being prescott or something? is mine compatible?..found one on ebay for £15

Edited by Poquelin, 21 July 2011 - 05:20 PM.


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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:02 PM

<<...would I be correct in assuming then I can just strip parts from my old motherboard and put them on here no issues?>>

If you are asking...is this the eBay website or something similar...no, that doesn't fit in with what these forums are designed for :).

If that isn't your question...I don't know what you are asking.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:45 AM

What do you mean by strip all the parts and put them on here? You can buy 478 boards it wasn't just for OEMs. I have a 478 Gigabyte ATX board that is still running today.

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