what do i need to do

Via technologies, inc. / Pm800-8237
May 28, 2009 at 15:27:20
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3.372 GHz / 2047 MB
hi all i have a ecs pm800-m2 with a p4 with ht 3.2ghz i bought a biostar p4m900-m4 with a p4 2.8 ht in it i want to put the 3.2 in it it says it suports it ,am i going to have to do anything besides switching them if so can u tell me what to do also do i need to do anything else to install this mobo in my system ie renstall windows and that sort of thing all help is apreciated, thanks, any links to do this upgrade would be aperciated also thanks again
joe


Mainboard : ecs/elitegroup PM800-M2

> Chipset : VIA PM880

> Processor : Intel Pentium 4 @ 3200 MHz

> Physical Memory : 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR-SDRAM )pc3200-200MHz-ddr-400

> Video Ca


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#1
May 28, 2009 at 19:35:49
You went from one crappy motherboard to another. Do you have DDR2 RAM & a power supply with a 24-pin ATX plug? You're gonna need them for the Biostar board. A PCI-e video card would be a good idea too...the onboard Chrome9 is one of the worst IGP's available.

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us...


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#2
May 28, 2009 at 20:00:56
yes i got new psu and pcie x16 v-card and 4g ddr2 i know its crap but i got it cheep and its got pcie the hole point i got it so i coult upgrade to better v-card agp wasnt cutting it for me any more


Mainboard : ecs/elitegroup PM800-M2

> Chipset : VIA PM880

> Processor : Intel Pentium 4 @ 3200 MHz

> Physical Memory : 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR-SDRAM )pc3200-200MHz-ddr-400

> Video Ca


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#3
May 28, 2009 at 20:16:29
But you're still left with an outdated single core P4 & poor performing board with zero CPU upgradabilty.

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#4
May 28, 2009 at 20:40:50
ok then i cant aford to buy a new cpu and mobo was just trying to upgrade to pcie x16 when i get the cash i plan to get new mobo&cpu what do u recommend i have a thermaltake v9 mid tower case,bfg ls550 psu and a bfg gts 250 1gb card
and buy the way is there anything else i need to do to make cpu&mobo switch that was the ? i asked

thanks for the help
Joe


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#5
May 29, 2009 at 02:55:16

Part#:E5200BOX
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor E5200 2.5GHz 800MHz 2MB LGA775 CPU, Retail

Part#:MB-G31MVK
Foxconn G31MV-K Core 2 Quad/ Intel G31/ DDR2/ A&V&GbE/ MATX Motherboard
what do think of this is it beter then above

thanks for the help
Joe


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#6
May 29, 2009 at 03:34:21
hi

folowing the biostar link,

if the cpu is the SL7L5 part number then it should drop into the mobo no problem.
id read this review about the Foxconn G31MV-K
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/arti...
only two memory module slots 1 pcie x16 , 1 x pci.

how about this budget mobo, plenty of upgrade room for a few $ more

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

info
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products...


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#7
May 29, 2009 at 13:33:37

Limit 1 per customer
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor E5200 2.5GHz 800MHz 2MB LGA775 CPU, Retail
e5200box $102.98
Combo $102.98

ASRock G31M-S Core 2 Quad/ Intel G31/ FSB 1600(OC)/ A&V&L/ MATX Motherboard
MB-G31MS Combo Return Policy


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ASRock G31M-S Core 2 Quad/ Intel G31/ FSB 1600(OC)/ A&V&L/ MATX Motherboard
MB-G31MS $198.99
Combo $198.99

Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8200 2.33GHz 1333MHz 4MB LGA775 CPU, Retail
Q8200BOX Combo Return Policy
ok these will fit in my budge it what do u think there combo deals so no choice in setup i like the $102.00 cuz thats what i can buy today and i think later i can upgrade to better cpu when i got cash

thanks for the help
Joe


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#8
May 29, 2009 at 20:17:24
"i think later i can upgrade to better cpu when i got cash"

The CPU isn't the problem...those Core 2 based Pentiums overclock like mad. The problem is the motherboard. You said you just bought a video card so why get another crappy board with onboard graphics?

How about this combo?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Combo...

You should be able to easily overclock the E5200 to 3.0GHz at 1333MHz FSB or even 3.2GHz at 1600MHz FSB.


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