Replace Motherboard

Compaq / COMPAQ PRESARIO SR5410F
December 21, 2008 at 18:30:55
Specs: Windows Vista, 1.8 Duo/1GB
I'm looking for a replacement motherboard to go into a compaq sr5410f desktop pc. MSI makes the board and the part number is (ms7525 ver 1.00) I took the processor out of the mobo and its a 1.8ghz intel duo core. Any suggestions on what i could replace it with and it fit in the case correcty? Thanks!!

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#1
December 21, 2008 at 18:36:37
If you replace the motherboard with a non-Compaq replacemet, your Vista installation will become useless...so will the HP/Compaq recovery discs. The Windows installation & software is tied to the board, so once you swap it, the software becomes useless crapware.

Why do you want to change the board?


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#2
December 21, 2008 at 18:42:41
The motherboard fried. So i need to replace it but I cant find this specific mobo on ebay or any other place. I am looking to see what my options are. Re installing the os is not a problem i have the stand alone full versions.

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#3
December 21, 2008 at 19:10:18
I pretty sure your only choice is to purchase a motherboard from Compaq.

Otherwise, like Jam pointed out, your current Compaq software would be useless.


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#4
December 21, 2008 at 19:28:05
If you have a retail copy of Vista & your HP/Compaq case isn't proprietary, you can install just about any board you want. Judging from the following link, the board is "uATX: 9.6 in X 8.6 in", so you should stick with a uATX (aka mATX) board.

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

Do you want/need onboard graphics or do you have a PCI-e video card? How much are you willing to spend for a board?

BTW, how do you know your board fried & not something else, like the PSU?


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#5
December 21, 2008 at 19:56:49
Yes, thanks jam for that confirmation.I won't be using integrated graphics I have a pci express nx8500gt card i bought for this desktop.I took the ram and the processor/heat sink off of the dead mobo so i plan to reuse these parts with the new mobo. Should i stick with an msi board?

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#6
December 21, 2008 at 20:00:17
I'm willing to spend $150 max. I want something equal to the specs of the old motherboard or better. I dont kno what was really wrong just assumed it was the mobo. The pc would power on but no video... it was integrated video.. so i bought the pci-express video card thinking it would fix the problem... it didnt. Checked ram cables etc. Figured it was the mobo that fried? Correct me if wrong.. thanks alot for the help

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#7
December 21, 2008 at 20:33:14
Jam can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think what he meant by "a retail copy of Vista" is a purchased CD and not a Compaq 'Preinstalled system'.

I think you better do some more troubleshooting. Power supplies fail much more often than motherboards. When a power supply fails you can still get signs of the power being ok, like lights and fans working. PSU's supply several voltages and one missing or out of tolerance is enough to kill the system.


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#8
January 12, 2009 at 08:22:41
Hi, I have the same problem that Yung Tech but I also tested the desktop with a different PSU, so I also believe that my MB died; Any suggestion for a replacement or a place where i could find this MB?

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