I have an HP media center desktop and the motherboard died. Its 2 yrs of use, and out of warranty, and I was looking at motherboards online and i see some cheap ones (less than 100 dollars). I was wondeirng if I bought any of those motherboards they would match the processor, power adaptor and everything that needs to be attached to it. I dont wanna have to throw away the computer if i could fix it by replacing the motherboard for about 100 dollars. I am willing to pay upto 150 to fix it. (I use this system more more multimedia -games, movies etc, than anything else) What are some of the problems that I may encounter if installing an standard motherboard on an HP is possible? My computer specs here the following: Hardware Base processor Athlon 64 X2 (W) 5600+ 2.8 GHz (89W) 2000 MT/s (mega transfers/second) Socket AM2 Chipset GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 Motherboard Manufacturer: ECS Motherboard Name: MCP61PM-HM HP/Compaq motherboard name: Nettle2-GL8E Memory Component Attributes Memory Installed 3 GB Maximum allowed 8 GB* (4 x 2 GB) (64-bit OS) 4 GB* (4 x 1 GB) (32-bit OS) *Actual available memory may be less Speed supported PC2-5300 MB/sec Type 240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM Hard drive 500 GB SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec) 7200 rpm 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA drive Must use Double-Layer media discs in order to take advantage of the DL technology Video Graphics Geforce 9800 GT AMD Live The only thing different is that I changed the graphics card for a Gforce 9800 GT Thanks in anticipation for your help.