IF the motherboard came with a manual, I would start there. Most all of today's motherboards come with some sort of documentation on how things need to be connected. If the motherboard did not come with a manual, try going to the manufactures web site and find the documentation there. You probably are not going to want to use the same specs for the original motherboard that came with the PC in the first place.(in fact, don't)
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Maybe you are looking for a Gamer PC? However that consists of building or buying a whole new system, because this mother board seems to pretty good. Actually the whole system is fine. It supports and has some of the latest hardware. Besides maybe the i7 CPU, and possibly a better video card, I don't see where an upgrade is warranted. Here are the specs I found, so if you system differs please state so.http://support.gateway.com/s/desktop/2011/gateway/dx4850/DX4850sp5.shtml
Look for a make and model number and version number on the motherboard, gateway use various manufactures motherboards. Then go to the makers website and look in the support section for the moherboard manual. Most motherboards have the connections marked on the board in very small print.
heres a link to a replacement board found in a google search. i suggest you contact gateway first or even research the web for a board that fully supports the plug configurations of the original board. more than likely you can find a great new replacement for under 50.00
When installing memory modules in the system board sockets and not using the optional memory riser boards, observe the following guidelines:
Each memory socket on the system board must be occupied either by a RIMM or a CRIMM.
Memory sockets must be upgraded in matched pairs. In other words, two sockets in a pair must contain modules of identical capacity, number of components, and speed. See "System Board Memory Components" to identify pairs of sockets.
Mixed pairs of ECC and non-ECC modules all function as non-ECC.
Be sure to install a RIMM in socket 1 first (closest to the processor) before installing modules in the other sockets.
The system board supports PC600 and PC800 memory modules.
Gateway's support documents page for this series is here. You can try picking your particular model from the list and see if any of the available manuals gives you the information you need. If not, please post a followup comment with more information about the problem you're having and I'll try to help further.
you likely will never find a wiring diagram for any motherboard they are not necessary if you need to replace apart get the info off of the part surface mounted parts are very tough to replace and boards are mostly considered disposable anyways (not worth the time and effort)
Do you have the CD/DVD came with the system board. you have to create one driver flopy using this disk. And, when you start to install windws, you can see one message
Press F6 to Install a Third Party Driver
Insert this floppy in to your floppy drive at this time. It will load the driver from floppy. After this you can proceed normal installation
Check your wiring harness on your Gateway and see if it will match up to your new board. If the wiring harness will match up then you can install the board. However, you will now have a custom built computer in a Gateway case.