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Motherboard Fried

By zakaru99
Jan 21, 2009
  1. Hey I have a HP media center m7650n desktop PC and i took it in to the shop and they told me the motherboard had been fried. It had an ASUS P5BW-LA motherboard in it (specs at h10025.www1.hp.(SPACE)com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00783637&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3245034, remove the space) Can anyone recomend a good new motherboard to get or should i just buy another of the same motherboard? I haven't changed anything from the stock PC except the graphics card and mostly use the PC for gaming.

    Edit: It is running Windows vista 32 bit
  2. zakaru99

    zakaru99 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Bump for help?
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Recommended to buy the same motherboard, to keep the proprietary computer the same as it is stated on the case.
    Also all the parts (CPU; Ram etc )and addon cards (Video card etc )will work with the same motherboard
    Plus the connectors will be the same (some of the pwr;LED;rst; etc pin connectors are different on different motherboards, especially the proprietary ones)

    Best to stay with the same motherboard replacement, or replace the whole computer
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