By wildterrie ยท 8 replies
Sep 3, 2007
  1. what is a good cheap motherboard to replace the k7mnf-64 in my emachine w3052 maybe from newegg.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    You want to use the same processor and memory, but use a different/better motherboard?
    If so, I must tell you your hard drive, though good, will not work on a new motherboard, unless you also install a version of Windows that is not OEM, and not academic.
    This W-3052 was purchased at Wal-Mart or Sams Club, correct?
    Give us the part number or model number off the current motherboard. You can find it near the center of the board, or with an inventory by the free Belarc Advisor or the free Everest Home.
    This is needed so we can help you select a board that will work with that equipment.
    If that is not critical, give us a budget, and we will recommend some of the best within that price range.
  3. wildterrie

    wildterrie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i hope this is the part number its a upc code c255334624 k7mnf-64 and yes it was purchased at far as price 45 to 75 dollars. thanks
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    That motherboard was made by the FIC motherboard company of America... founded in 1980. We will be back in the morning with some recommendations for your FIC K7MNF-64 replacement.

    Here is what I belive is your current configuration, and possibilities:

    FIC K7MNF-64 nVidia nForce 2 Socket A mATX Motherboard with nVidia nForce 2 Chipset.

    Socket A processor socket for AMD Duron, AMD Athlon XP, and AMD Sempron processors.
    The mATX form factor (also called micro-ATX or uATX) has 20-pin ATX power connector and 4-pin ATX12V power connector

    It will handle 266/333/400 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB) cpus and memory
    Supports up to 2 GB RAM 266/333/400 (aka: PC2100/PC2700/PC3200)
    Two (2) IDE controllers, and a floppy controller
    Integrated video
    Realtek ALC655 AC'97 audio codec
    Integrated 10/100 Ethernet controller

    Expansion Slots:
    One (1) 4x/8x AGP slot
    Three (3) PCI slots
    Two (2) 184-pin DIMM slots

    I/O Ports:
    Two (2) PS/2 ports
    One (1) 9-pin standard serial port
    One (1) 25-pin standard parallel port
    Eight (8) USB ports (four on back and four via header)
    One (1) RJ-45 standard Ethernet jack
    Line-in, microphone and line-out jacks

    Supported Processors (do you know which one you have?)
    AMD Duron 1.6 - 1.8 GHz with 266 MHz FSB
    Athlon XP Palomino Core: 1500+ - 2100+ with 266 MHz FSB
    Athlon XP Thoroughbred Core: 1700+ - 2700+ with 266/333 MHz FSB
    Athlon XP Barton Core: 2500+ - 3200+ with 333/400 MHz FSB
    AMD Sempron 3000 + and up

    Look on,,,,,,,,, and other such sites.

    It is actually a board old enough that you might do better, and cheaper, starting over.
    Search each of the above sites for motherboard/cpu combos... Then check back with us for which are deals and which should be avoided.

    More in the morning.
  5. wildterrie

    wildterrie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    have the amd sempron 3000
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Ok, will do our best to come up with some possibilities sometime tomorrow.
  7. brwen

    brwen TS Rookie

    Ill tell you which motherboard.The Fic K7MNF-64 From Look it up on Google you'll find one identical somewhere.Mine is fast as lightning with an outdated AMD DURON 1.8 and a gig of pc2700. It Runs games like Gothic 3, NWN 2, Oblivion, UT 2004, even new title Overlord.(SO MUCH FOR COMPUTER GENIOUS,S BOGUS CACHE THEORY).Fact is Dont change it its excellent and will hold a 3 gig processor and either 2 or 3 gigs pc3200 400mhz FSB. UH just found a link 37.99

    Oh i forgot it will Fit Perfectly like your old one because its not rectangular its square.
  8. system7

    system7 TS Rookie

    And it's out of stock...:confused:

    I've pretty much given up on finding socket A replacement boards these days. Does anybody stock them? But it's interesting to hear that you still get good gaming out of it, brwen.
  9. brwen

    brwen TS Rookie

    sorry i,ll keep looking

    oh wow dude im sorry i didnt look at that part but im gonna keep looking
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