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Can I upgrade to a new motherboard with existing components?

My son is recommending that I build a new computer from the ground up. I have a 2001 Gateway which is old. Would you recommend just buying a new motherboard, memory and maybe a bigger hard drive and using the box and other components? What else would I need? I'm running XP (slowly) and have a graphics accelerator card already, CD with burner and DVD player. Seems dumb to buy all the same stuff again. What do you suggest?

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You may not be able to upgrade the system without also replacing the power supply... the current one may not have enough power.

You would also need to match the CPU to the motherboard. If you can't find a motherboard that will use your current CPU, you'll have to add that to the list.

I would also be concerned about cooling... newer CPUs run hotter and need good cooling, so a new(er) case may be in order.

Your graphics card would also have to match the slots on the new motherboard. Almost all are now coming with PCI Express slots, replacing AGP from just a few years ago.

At this point you are almost to the point of a new machine... physically and cost wise.

On the good side, you could still use your existing hard drive, CD/DVD, etc...

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There is a recommendation against Vista on tis unit on their site.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=PCVW30#

Is your question about purchasing a different network card for that unit? If so what attributes of you other hardware will the new network adapter need to be an upgrade over the current adapter?

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