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Hp 873 upgrade

Hp 873 n media center Need new Motherboard and processor, can I replace them and still install the windows from the factory cds?

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Re: Hp 873 upgrade

Yes. just call number on screen when cd asks. to unlock windows

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When i try to start system it will no boot up. amber hd light stays on. i opened up hd and replaced board. mother board fairly new. replaced it with rebuilt one. what should i try next?

1) Why was the motherboard replaced?

2) If this is in reference to an HP Pavilion Media Center M1070n, it uses an Intel Pentium 4 Model 520 (2.8GHz) processor.

Did you make sure you plugged the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable, into the motherboard?
This is power for a Pentium 4 processor, and on up.

This is HP Support, and the Motherboard Specifications page, for the HP Pavilion Media Center M1070N,

Scrolling down the page is an illustration, and a photo of the motherboard.

Below the Processor socket is the Northbridge chip.
(The Northbridge chip, and the Southbridge chip are the motherboard chipset)

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In the motherboard photo, and installed in your computer, the Northbridge chip has an aluminum heatsink sitting on top of it. (Has fins on top of the heatsink)

Going across to the Left, from the top left corner of the heatsink, is a square connector with 4 socket holes.
The female connector on the motherboard, for the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable.

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Two Yellow 12 Volt wires, two Black Ground wires.
Let's start with this, and go from there.

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How do i upgrade my bios?

The best bet would to be to buy a new motherboard. In order to get the full effect out of that processor you don't want to install it in a older computer. The computer isn't that old but the requirements for a E8400 can be pretty high. Check out or and look for a motherboard that supports everything the E8400 has to offer.

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My Computer won't but up- the fan goes, the lights blink on the keyboard but then the hard drive quits spinning. I suspect I have a virus. Can I do anything to fix this? I have a Norton Antivrus program...

You should see the HP logo splash regardless of any virus or what the Hard Drive is doing. Abscence of the splash screen at boot means something more essential, such as the power supply or a motherboard or processor is amiss. You may want to substitute another working power supply. Also inspect the large standup capacitors on the motherboard for swelled tops. If you see swelling then the caps have failed. Most people will look for a replacement motherboard when that happens, though the capacitors can be replaced. Replacement requires a 100 watt regulated soldering iron and good soldering skills, the capacitors themselves are not expensive.

If you are seeing the HP splash at boot, then your bios settings may have gotten corrupted (which you can set to the defaults to clear), or the Hard Drive may have a failure. To default the bios, hold the "delete" key at boot to enter the bios setup page. If you can enter the bios, load the defaults (typically F7) save and exit The system will reboot, and perhaps come back to life.

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I have a HP media center m7360n , with a 920 intel pentium D processor. I changed the video card which required a more powerful power supply. I upgraded the ram and changed the power supply out to be...

Open your computer casing where the motherboard lies in and then remove the memory card, your new video card and then reset the BIOS, refer to the motherboard manual on how to do it. After resetting, plug in the memory card and video card. Close the casing and connect all the wiring. Power up your computer.

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Its under the fan;.may be several in your case (fans).New processor must be compatible with the motherboard.also the motherboard socket.RICHARDM69

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It's a rather indepth process and is usually just easier to replace the computer.  Motherboards have many different adapters / slots / options.  If you're meaning to replace the motherboard and processor cpu, it'd be best to buy a package deal from newegg / tigerdirect / etc.  To be able to use your other components, you'd have to make sure the new motherboard has the same type memory slots, video card slot, etc.

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