Solved I want to replace my old motherboard

January 9, 2014 at 08:36:48
Specs: Windows 7
I am working to update my home built computer and wish to replace my motherboard that I originally installed years ago as its giving me problems
I am hoping to reuse the video card
can anyone suggest a MB and processor with similar capabilities
I also wish to reuse the case and to purchase a new hard drive along with this new MB and RAM

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January 9, 2014 at 08:57:20
"can anyone suggest a MB and processor with similar capabilities".

Does the above mean you don't care about increasing the performance?

What problems is the motherboard giving you? I ask because I doubt the board is giving you problems.

What are the issues with this system?

Post what CPU and what quantity and speed RAM you have.
Also, what exact graphics card do you have?

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January 9, 2014 at 09:09:07
My system is rebooting at random times ... everything will be working fine for a week and then suddenly it reboots while I am working on something
system details
CPU AMD|PH X3 8650 2.3G AM2 R
VGA SAPPHIRE 100255L HD4670 512M RT
MEM 2Gx2|GSK F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK R
Thanks !

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January 9, 2014 at 11:24:18
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That most likely is not being caused by the motherboard.

Some possibilities include: memory issues, overheating, corrupt drivers, Windows issues, malware, viruses, incompatible programs.

While there is nothing stopping you from upgrading, it sounds like the present system is still getting it done for you most of the time.

What antiVirus program, if any, are you using?

Some things to try:

Unplug your computer and open up the case. Blow out the dust/ dirt, including blowing out the power supply from both ends. Use canned or compressed air, DO NOT use a vacuum cleaner. You can damage sensitive electronic from static discharge.

Links are below each suggestion

Install HWMonitor and run it in real time to see if the temperatures and voltages are with specs. Voltages for 3.3v, 5v, +12v should range +-5% of those specs. Post CPU and system tempeeratures

Download and run both the cleaner and the registry module from Ccleaner slim.

Run Scannow SFC System File Checker

Run Memtest86+ from a boot device

Run Malwarebytes

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January 10, 2014 at 05:49:07
I noticed you didn't list the make/model/wattage of the power supply. Random reboots are commonly caused by unstable power. And if you want to upgrade anything, keep the board & get rid of that crappy CPU.

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January 10, 2014 at 07:59:04
Thanks everyone for your quick responses ... I am going to run all those scans and also focus on the power supply and look into replacing the CPU and will report back

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January 10, 2014 at 10:46:35
Post your intentions BEFORE buying anything for help with the items.

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