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Need replacement mobo for Gateway C51PVGM-GB

Does anyone know of a replacement motherboard for my Gateway GT5220? The motherboard part # is C51PVGM-GB

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  • southparkadd Jan 24, 2009

    I agree, but I want to find basically a compatible board (same RAM type, etc), so I don't have to upgrade anything but the board. I found an exact rpl, but it's $179, and I know there has got to be a cheaper board out there that has the same specs. I just want to make sure I get a board that's going to basically be as close a match as possible

    thanks :)




  • southparkadd Jan 24, 2009

    Additionally, I've replaced the CPU with the same one that it came with (Athlon 64x2) so I need a board that is pretty much the same

  • southparkadd Jan 24, 2009

    Thanks. I found an exact replacement for this board, but was trying to find a cheaper board that had all the same features.

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    As it is a desktop computer ... it doesn't have to be the exact motherboard... this might be a good time to upgrade the cpu and motherboard



    Robert

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I have the motherboard that you need. i am upgrading my system and i guess wont need it anymore...

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Find the specs on the board you have and do some shopping around and research.... lots of boards are compatable with that cpu (just make sure the board has the right socket). www.tigerdirect.com and www.newegg.com and pretty good places to look.

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