Trying to find a cheaper Motherboard option

Averatec Av7170-ec1 notebook
January 25, 2010 at 10:24:54
Specs: Windows XP, Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-50 1.6GHz Processor/ 1.5 Gb RAM
The GPU on my motherboard fried. Since it is nigh on impossible to replace just the integrated GPU I have been looking for a replacement Motherboard. The OEM part is $400. I paid less than that for the notebook so I am trying to find a compatible MB that will fit the case that costs less. Any input would help. Yes, I have verified that the RAM, CPU and HDD are all in working condition, as is the LCD screen. The GPU was having issues overheating and crashing before the notebook became inoperable. I have also done some research and learned that the NVIDIA integrated GPU's have a history of overheating and crashing.

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January 25, 2010 at 13:27:44

See if NVIDIA will foot the bill to have it repaired or replaced.

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February 1, 2010 at 08:37:39
Jam, thank you for the link. Had not found that one. My wifes laptop recently died too. A newer HP Pavilion. She was watching a show online when she heard a loud pop and the screen went black. I opened it and instantly knew there was a problem, there was the distinct odor burned circuitry. I removed the wireless card and found that the "pop" sound was caused when the Nvidia GPU actually fried so bad it is now missing a small chip.... She is calling HP today to try and get them to fix it.

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February 1, 2010 at 09:30:55
That is a good reason not to use notebooks. Even if you found another motherboard that was compatible, which I doubt, it would still be from a laptop and be expensive. Plus your current version of Windows may not run on a different MB.

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