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Might Need a New Motherboard In the in a few yrs.

Well i had my computer restored to factory just a week ago and the tec. said that my motherboard had some burned out components. said it would last for awhile but would go out. it runs fast no problem yet. have 165.gb hard drive free. upgrading to 1.5 gb ram soon its a duel channel. the motherboard i have i cant find think cause its about 5 yrs old. Gigabyte GA-81PE 1000 PRO, pen 4 ,nvidia ge-force fx 5200 ultra, max ram 4gb.,2.4ghz,memory ram ddr pc 2700 ddr pc3200 up to 4 gb ddr sdram non-ecc, so my question is can i put any motherboard in my computer that is compatible with what i have here. would like to have at least the same as before or a little better maybe get up to 8 gb of ram don't think i need it but would be nice.lol if u have some motherboards sugestions plz let me know. thank you Melissa

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  • Melissa64 Oct 30, 2008

    thx yeah that help me out. really don't know what i have 32 or 64 bit but i will look at the power supply and work from that might just get a new power supply as well. as for now m/board works ok but does turn on, on its own when i turn it off after about 3 hours of being off. then kicks on and off till i unplug it and restart it and kicks off again have to do this a few times before it turns on for good or off till again it turns on on its own.wierd why does that happen? other then that it works great for now think power is going out as well.might explain the kicking on and off. thanks again Melissa.

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You can put mostly any M/board in most cases the main problem will be power supply. A lot of the latest M/boards now need different power plug fittings and your power supply may not have them
(Do a careful check)
Unless you use a 64 bit operating system its useless getting that much RAM as 32 bit O/S can only use 3.35Gb of RAM

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