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#1 OS101

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 01:51 PM

My mobo is fried and I'm trying to replace it as inexpensively as possible. My old Mobo is a micro atx Pegatron m2n78-la violet with an AM2+ cpu socket. my processor is phenom x4 9750. I just want something that's equivalent to what I've got in there already, a decent graphics card and 8 gigs of mem. The place I brought it wanted 300+ to fix it and that's just too much out of my range. Can anyone recommend what I should get on newegg? I'm not too sure exactly what I should be looking for

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 04:02 PM

I believe this is your motherboard. That appears to be an old DDR2 motherboard. Since that motherboard isn't sold anymore, you will need to buy a new one. There is a further issue, that Phenom X4 9750 is a 125W CPU, making it incompatible with the microATX AM2+ motherboards at Newegg which take up to 95W. You would probably need to buy a new CPU, RAM, and Motherboard to get what you want. The BIOSTAR A780L3L AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX motherboard, paired with the AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz CPU's, using one or two sticks of Crucial 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 RAM should get you to where you need to be. You will have to reinstall Windows however, you do not need to repurchase Windows again since you did try to locate an exact replacement board but couldn't due to age.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 04:41 PM

The total price for the parts suggested is $280 excluding postage.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:51 PM

That's for several new, more up to date and slightly more powerful parts... over just a motherboard. Given the age of the system, I think that is a good price.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:34 AM

I suppose at least it is below $300.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:19 PM

Thats an excellent price, def cheaper than a new system. How good is the onboard ATI Radeon 3000? I'm not trying to play Crysis 2, CoD or anything crazy but I'd like to support some of the newer games if it can. I have a little knowledge putting the stuff together, I'm assuming this mobo will fit into the HP case I have? Thanks for your replies I appreciate it

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:26 PM

The onboard graphics isn't that great for playing games. The mobo will fit in that HP case. What is the full model of the HP?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:54 PM

The OP included the model on the initial post and I included the HP motherboard on my initial post. Onboard graphics are never that good, with the possible exception of AMD's APU based systems. If you want to go down that route, the GIGABYTE GA-A75M-S2V FM1 AMD A75 with the AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz APU. The APU is essentially a Phenom II X4 at 2.9GHz. combined with a Radeon 6550 on the processor itself. You would still keep all the other parts above. Remember, you need a 64-bit operating system to use 4GB or more of RAM, I'm not sure if you have that already. Keep in mind that the APU uses a different socket from the rest of AMD's processors and is already slated to be replaced next year with the FM2 socket, which allows for a Bulldozer-based x86 portion and a Radeon 7000 graphics area on the APU, instead of Phenom II and Radeon 6000.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 12:44 AM

The HP model was not mentioned in the initial post, only the motherboard. The APU is really good for tight budget builds because of it's good graphics built into the processor.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 04:22 PM

There really is no need to know the entire model number, all you need is the motherboard for this. Point is, there really isn't anything off-the-shelf right now that can take that CPU, so go for a new motherboard and CPU.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:02 PM

It is to check what the power supply wattage is.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:52 PM

There is little point in checking PSU wattage when the newer CPU's that have been suggested are at a wattage below that of the old original Phenom X4 and DDR3 should consume less power. But, if you're really curious, it would be nice to know...

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:02 AM

Just to be sure if there is enough juice in it.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:35 PM

Sorry for delayed responses, I have no computer to check on so cant get on too often. The model is HP P6130Y. I'm guessing going with the cheaper mobo and buying a better graphics card would probably be the same if not more $ for me then just buying a mobo with a better built in graphics card. I want to say i have a 450W in the PSU maybe 500. I see the APU is out of stock, do you think they'll resupply soon? Also I don't mind spending a little more on the motherboard if that gigabyte isn't too good of one. I guess I'd be comfortable around $400 for the mobo, cpu and memory. Thanks again for all of your responses

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:16 PM

I reckon you should wait till it goes back into stock and you can use this memory.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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