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Case ATX compatible?

I do charity work and want to replace the motherboard in an HP Pavilion a800n for more processing power. Is the case ATX compatible?

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Yes, it is

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I have an Hp m260n. I just need to find out what type of case it has (ATX or uATX).


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c00026876

Motherboard: ASUS P4SD Motherboard Specifications

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00022505&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en#c00022505_doc

Board Form Factor: uATX

uATX stands for Micro-ATX,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroATX

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_form_factor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_form_factor#Tabular_information

HOWEVER, the Power Supply is an ATX form factor,

http://www.911forpcs.com/hp-media-center-power-supply.html

,of a sort.

Form Factor related directly to desktop computer Motherboards.
Now has 'evolved' to relate to the computer case, and Power Supply.

When referring to a Power Supply, and the ATX form factor; you are not only referring to the size, and shape of the Power Supply's case; but also the type of power cables used, and the technology used within.

Size and shape of an ATX power supply is approximately;

6 Inches Wide, 5.5 Inches Long, and 3.5 Inches in Height.
(152.39mm Wide, 139.69mm Long, and 88.89mm in Height)

Power cables included with Power Supply's nowadays, will include all the power cables you'll need, with probably some left over.

HOWEVER, looking at the 'ATX' form factor designated for your computer, to wit from the ad above, it does NOT fit the above size, and shape.

More like 6 Inches Wide, 4 Inches Long, and 3.5 Inches in Height.
Looks like they just crammed everything into one small box.

Remove motherboard, and all internal hardware, into a new computer case?
No prob!

Most Mid-Tower to Full Tower size computer cases, will have a Support Plate that accommodates a Micro-ATX form factor motherboard, OR an ATX form factor motherboard.

Just look at the Support Plate mounting holes.
Ones for a Micro-ATX (uATX) motherboard, will have uATX next to them, or MATX, or mATX.

Ones for an ATX motherboard, will have ATX next to them.

However check the computer case manufacturer info to be sure.

[ The motherboard mounts to a Support Plate.
The Support Plate can be an integral part of the metal frame, of the computer case; or a separate metal plate that attaches to the computer case metal frame ]

Not what you had in mind Joel? Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Why does my computer shut off by itself? it is a hp pavilion a305 pc desktop. we tried cleaning all the dust out but it didn't help


HP skimps on powers supplies which causes them to run at near-capacity and eventually fail. That case should accept a standard ATX supply but if buying on eBay (suggested-lots cheaper) check with seller for compatibility. Do NOT replace the old supply with the same power rating; choose one with 50% or greater capacity; i.e. replace 250W with 350-400W. It won't cost hardly any premium or use more power, just run under less stress.

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WHAT ARE THE POWER SUPPLY COMPATIBLE TO ECS PT800CE-A SOCKET 478? THANKS


depends on the case that it is in. for the physical size. but normally any ATX power supply of 350watts or better is a good selection.
i need a picture of the case to be sure

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I need a new motherboard for my computer. currently it has a ASUS PTGD-LA motherboard. does it matter what kind i replace it with?? I have an hp pavilion a1020n desktop


Information about the stock motherboard is here if you want to compare it to possible replacements. It doesn't matter what board you get as long as it fits (micro-ATX style) and can support the drives you have (enough IDE and SATA connectors). Also, if you want to keep your current memory and processor, you'll need to find a replacement that supports them. Finally you need to make sure that you stay within the ratings of the system power supply, unless you plan to upgrade it.

Hope this helps. Thanks for using Fixya!

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Will new micro atx boards fit inside of a hp 4550z case?


Yes i think you will be ok as i can see and your old motherboard is microatx but i strongly recommend you to change case because is not only about motherboard.You will need and better and new power supply and if you want to build a good system with air flow for not overheating your new cpu and other hardware i strongly recommend you to change and chassis!!You can find a "nice" case with $50-$70 bucks if you dont want to spend money on case,but you will need power supply for sure

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the case isnt amd athlon 2100 xp, thats the processor, the case is either a atx or micro atx case, so refer back to the case and find out if it is a atx case or a micro atx case, then find a micro atx or atx motherboard so you dont have to replace all of your components

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If this is an Atx computer Just unplug it from the external power cord remove the case unplug every thing and remove the screws that hold the power supply in the case. To install just reverse process. If you need more detail let me know.

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The case shouldn't have anything to do with power getting to the motherboard. Though there should be a switch on the power supply to increase or decrease the voltage move the switch to the other position and see if the machine stays on.

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My computer keeps freezing


assuming that you are having a Pentium 4 machine

rotate the 4 screws on the side of the CPU fan and pull each one out. then plug out the power supply wire of the fan. take your new fan and plug its wire into the same pins and fix it at the same place (fixing it on the motherboard and screwing it ).

Before powering the machine ON make sure that you have fixed the fan rightly else you may make your processor as well as Motherboard ueless.

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