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Pc tower motherboard upgrade

What new motherboards can i put in the presario 7000 series pc case ?

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  • arsenal43rd May 28, 2009

    i looked inside the case there are 5 pci slots and one agp slot , a sound card, modem, tnt graphics card , 10/100mb internet and 2 free slots the board itself measured 24 cm by 31 cm with 6 or 7 screws between 5/ 1/2 inches to 6 inch apart from eachother it seems like a full but could be a large looking mid



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You can put in any new micro-atx motherboard no problem. I can be 100% sure if the case is Atx full size- best way to check is to see how many pci expansion slots are available at the back of the case. Any Atx case can hold micro-atx mobo's but a micro atx case wont hold atx mobo.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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    Dale May 27, 2009

    just to let you no, in my solution it is meant to say "I cant be sure if the case is Atx full size"

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    Dale May 29, 2009

    full ATX motherboards
    have a maximum
    size of 12"x9.6", and Mini ATX boards have maximum dimensions of

    going by these dimensions the motherboard you have is an ATX motherboard and you also have 5 pci slots. I'd say you definately have an ATX motherboard. Here's more info to backup my claim:

    "Most modern ATX motherboards have five or more PCI or PCI-Express expansion slots, while microATX boards typically have only four (four being the maximum permitted by the specification)."



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