retro fit a micro atx mobo into a compac nr1625nx case

December 12, 2012 at 10:53:00
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how di I put a micro atx mobo in a compac nr1625nx case?

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#1
December 12, 2012 at 11:54:07

Do you mean Compaq Presario SR1625NX?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

Looks like the original board is an ATX:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

A mATX board might fit (it won't be any bigger). Open the case & check to see how the mounting screws are laid out to see if the match up with the mATX board. I'm curious why you want to do this?


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#2
December 12, 2012 at 15:41:29

Yeah, the screw holes should probably match up. Likely the compaq is using an OEM Asus or MSI motherboard anyway. You may need a different rear panel plate as it must match the location of the on-board peripherals. You can usually knock those out with a screwdriver handle.

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#3
December 12, 2012 at 21:03:19

I'm doing this to save money because my compac has a bad mother board, so I want to retrofit a msi micro atx mobo with an amd cpu (apu), new hard drive and memory everthing costs less than $200, this is my number five computor. I use it as a downloader computor.

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#4
December 13, 2012 at 02:14:44

Another thing to consider--the front panel leds and power switch connections may not be positioned the same. So if the compaq has all the connections going to a single plug on the motherboard you may need to remove the wires from the plug and attach them individually to the motherboard pins.

The same may be true for any USB ports on the front panel that connect to the motherboard, although I think they may be standardized by now on most newer boards.


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