Motherboard replacement

January 24, 2012 at 15:35:31
Specs: vista
I have an desktop HP 8300 and the motherboards capacitors are shot. looking for a replacement motherboard that won't cost me fortune. I have a copy of windows 7 so getting a new os on this won't be a problem.

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January 24, 2012 at 17:34:32
If you insist on rebuilding an outdated system & plan on running Win7, at least get a board that's "Win7 Compatible"

EDIT: incompatible board links deleted

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January 24, 2012 at 18:52:06
Would I have to buy a new processor or can I use the old one? Thank you for your replies. I'm a little new at this stuff.

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January 24, 2012 at 20:19:55
The model number you posted appears to be for an HP scanner.

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January 25, 2012 at 02:58:00
Sorry the motherboard number is MCP61PM-HM

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January 25, 2012 at 05:07:52
The link at the bottom of this post is to your current motherboard.

Do you need on board graphics or do you have an add in graphics card or don't you know?

How many memory sticks do you have?

Do you know which processor you have?

Your copy of Windows 7 is not keyed to that computer then?

I found a number of used boards I can recommend to you after you answer those questions.

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January 25, 2012 at 09:28:21
Sorry, I linked to a completely incompatible board in my other response. I guess I looked at the wrong computer specs & thought you had a S478 board. That's why it's important to always list your specs!

Have a look here:

Make sure the "Backplate I/O Shield" is included.

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January 25, 2012 at 10:27:50
That is where I was going to send pghhelp myself. I think you may need some help with the selection though.

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January 28, 2012 at 14:06:09
Sorry about not listing the specs but I have an amd Athlon 62 X2 dual core with NVIDIA GEFORCE 6150SE nForce 430 graphics card and sound card is integrated. The memory I do believe is 4gb DDR2. Thank all of you so much for helping me out on this.

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January 28, 2012 at 17:03:58
Not enough details yet. I asked questions in #5 above about how many sticks of RAM and if you used an add in Graphics card of just the built in graphics.

Also, are you using the original version of Windows that came pre-installed or have you upgraded to a newer version.

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February 2, 2012 at 19:25:52
I have 2 sticks of Ram which I do believe is a total of 4G and don't have an add-in graphics card. I just use the one that came with the computer. I upgraded to a newer version of windows.

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February 2, 2012 at 22:56:20
The link below shows the specs of your current board.

If you are using a newer version of Windows is a board that has the same socket type supporting your CPU, and uses the same type of RAM.

Your current board is a smaller form factor mATX so you may need to stay with that size board too.

I think the link below is your best choice. The board is a much newer chipset and better graphics than your current board. is a very reputable online seller. Board should be fully compatible with your case, CPU and RAM.

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