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How do I know what motherboard I need to buy

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Looks like you have a p4 478 socket with ddr memory bad luck they only make 478 boards with ddr2 memory now. And when ever the power supply is as old as the motherboard it should be replaced to. Here's the specs I found on your computer You could always try your luck on ebay good luck.

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

  • janet palughi Jul 07, 2012

    so if this motherboard is no longer available then what motherboard would be best to get?



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