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Hp socket 370 k7s5a mobo

By franksim
Jan 11, 2005
  1. Can anyone tell me if I my hp xg 823 with socket 370 will accept an A slot mobo ? Can I just pop it right in?
     
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    if hp stands for hewlett packard, then i'd say it's a long shot.
     
  3. franksim

    franksim TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Lol Yeah It Means Hewlett Packard
     
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    my advice is to take the hdd, cdrom, and anything else you want out and take it outside...

    reenact that scene from 'office space' on it, tire irons and steel toed boots work great (in my experience). see said movie for further details.

    seriuosly, that's what i would do, HP, dell, compaq, and all other oems just make me wanna kill the nearest living....
     
  5. Talon0226

    Talon0226 TS Rookie

    frankly I would get a new case, the connector for the buttons and LEDs may not connect to that board. If you want to use an old MB like that then you should be able to pick up an old crap non OEM case from local shops around you for cheap or Ebay if need be. Good luck.
     
  6. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    yeah, but will his oem board fit into a standard case? not likeley. i daresay there may be a riser card or special power supply hookups.
     
  7. franksim

    franksim TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thx guys, really appreciate the time you took to reply. Think i'm gonna get a new case a newer mobo&cpu. The reason I wanted the ECS K7 was that I could use my old sdram until I could get some ddr sticks ( the ECS K7s5a can take either sdram or ddr ram ). I'm not a gamer but I did want a video card for some 3d acceleration, thats why I got into this whole thing .Again thx.
     
  8. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    go for it!
     
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