IBM p4 motherboard replacement

By bulisani
Jan 10, 2006
  1. i need to replace an ibm motherboard for ***

    ThinkCentre M50 8189-MEU
    Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz (512KB), 800MHz FSB, 512MB, 40GB 7200RPM IDE HDD, PCI Tower (4x5), Intel 865G, 48x CD-ROM, Intel 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Windows XP Professional *******

    ibm wants $300 for motherboard is there any other inexpensive compatible motherboard i can replace it with.

    thanks in advance for your help

  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    any Intel based 865PE board should work. the kicker is the IBM provided XP is not going to install on a regular Mobo since it is going to look at the bios on the board see it isnt IBM and refuse to install. but for the price IBM is asking you can buy a nice Asus P4P800 SE (Intel 865PE chipset) AND a OEM copy of XP pro for about 230.00
  3. hewybo

    hewybo TS Maniac Posts: 435


    I found an ASUS P5P800 at Fry's for $99 USD, and Tiger Direct is advertising XP Pro OEM for $139.99 USD. Check also at I bought XP Home for $60, and am happy with it and their service. They advertise XP Pro OEM around $80. :knock:
  4. bulisani

    bulisani TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank y'all

    appreciate that :bounce:
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