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#1 Mediokrates

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:42 PM

Hi all,

I have an hp pavilion m7580n media center:

Athlon 64 X2 (W) 4400+ 2.2 GHz (or better)

2000 MT/s (mega transfers/second)
Socket AM2

It originally came with the asus mobo: A8M2N-LA
It failed and I swapped in an asus M2N68-AM SE2

Now it looks like the video card has gone on that mobo. Because it's integrated and my PCI slot is already being used,
I understand that I'll probably have to get another mobo. Both models appear hard to get...

Can anyone suggest a replacement mobo, particularly one that will be decently priced.

My desktop is primarily used for streaming movies to my tv.

Also planning on upgrading from 2GB RAM to 3GB.

Thanks

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:45 AM

may i ask what you are using the pic-e slot for now

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:00 PM

I'm not really sure, as my actually mobo does not seem to conform to the layout design in the user guide.

But from what it looks like, my pciex16 is taken up by my output (vga (which I use), s-video, and composite video)
the next pci slot down is taken up by my inputs
the slot on the bottom is taken up by a line input.

Sorry, I have to make a correction. I was just looking at the actual motherboard and it is an m2n-mx se plus. So I don't know why the guys who put it in, gave me the box for the m2n68-am se2? Here's a pic: http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=m2nmx+se+plus&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&tbm=isch&tbnid=Gqct42G43gSJ-M:&imgrefurl=http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp%3FEdpNo%3D3574530%26CatId%3D2323&docid=gpnt5x1iDdx-wM&imgurl=http://images.highspeedbackbone.net/itemDetails/A455-2810/A455-2810-out2-hl.jpg&w=430&h=422&ei=nusjULznCMjBygH9goDACg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=242&vpy=128&dur=5458&hovh=222&hovw=227&tx=110&ty=125&sig=108701727389761211485&page=1&tbnh=120&tbnw=122&start=0&ndsp=22&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0,i:76&biw=1366&bih=596

My back panel looks like this: http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=pavilion+m7580n&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbnid=dWfVHvdrOqxsvM:&imgrefurl=http://www.hometheater.com/content/hp-pavilion-media-center-tv-m7580n-htpc-glance-ratings&docid=Bhhkj-PrP92_oM&imgurl=http://www.hometheater.com/images/archivesart/107HP.3.jpg&w=450&h=645&ei=NewjUPHoIqGDywGdtYD4Bg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=408&vpy=110&dur=10771&hovh=269&hovw=187&tx=101&ty=184&sig=108701727389761211485&page=1&tbnh=130&tbnw=91&start=0&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:79&biw=1366&bih=596

Except my line is below the inputs.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:23 PM

the two links show 2 different motherboards

the M2N-MX SE Plus has integrated avg ,video [blue plug ] or a spot for the pci-e card

the picture of the back of the computer the motherboard has no integrated avg plug

Edited by caperjac, 09 August 2012 - 03:27 PM.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:22 PM

Well,

Issue is solved! And I didn't have to get a new mobo!
Turns out it was the graphics card plugged into my pciex16 slot, which had the vga output slot for my monitor.

When I realized that I had a different mobo than what I thought, I took my tower into a guy I had previously discussed the issue with.
He plugged in a new graphics card and BINGO!

Cheap and quick, just like how I like my girls.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:33 PM

glad you sorted it out ,

cheap and quick is sometimes all we can get .lol

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