Motherboard helppp!!!!

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  1. Badman24

    Badman24 MDL Member

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  3. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    From the looks of it you want Socket 478 with DDR, AGP and mATX which of course is dependent on the case. What you linked to has what you require. Whether your tv card might act screwy in a new board I can't say, shouldn't though.
     
  4. Badman24

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    Thanks ^_^

    So it has what i require right? My video card, fan, sound card etc will work? Thanks.

    As for the TV card, is that that Aver TV BS? Never used it in my life, would rather have it removed from the computer completely. Thanks a lot man, youve been a great help. Now do you know of any good guides for replacing motherboards? Would appreciate it. ^_^
     
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    Thanks a lot man, shall buy it and post back after install. MDL FOREVER!!!!!
     
  6. Badman24

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    More help needed!

    The new motherboard just arrived. Its in top condition (sealed) and has manual included. Im going to try and install it later, but one thing im not sure about is the cpu. its a prescott pentium 4 and AFAIK you have to apply some sort of thermal paste (or tape?) and then put the cpu fan on. Does anyone know how i can safely transfer my cpu from my old motherboard to my new one?
     
  7. R29k

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    Well you can clean it up and then move it over and reapply the paste and the heatsink but as I said before if you're unsure then get someone who can do it for you. Very easy to screw up pins on the processor.
     
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    There are many videos on Youtube that will guide you thru MoBo installation and processor installation.
     
  11. R29k

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    The compound is the gooey stuff and the pad is literally a pad
     
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    I'm attempting the installation now. I removed the fan and i was going to use arcticlean on the processor but i realized the fan had some paste on it as well. Should i use arcticlean to remove it?
     
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    Never mind, i looked at the instructions on the site, and yes you do have to.
     
  14. R29k

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    :eek:Didn't see your post sorry , yes you have to clean old paste or it can cause heat issues.
     
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    :)

    No worries. I finished installing the CPU and the Heatsink on to the new motherboard. I'd say thats enough for one days work :) i'm gonna continue the installation tommorow, because im going to a party.
     
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    :Dpaaarrtyyy
     
  17. burfadel

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    Just be sure that you didn't apply too much paste, this paste is a great electrical conductor and if you use too much... personally I prefer the new generation pastes that are even better for thermal conduction and are electrical-safe.

    In any case, its best not to use too much. The paste isn't meant to be the conductive medium, its meant to ensuire the best effective contact between the two surfaces. The principle is to fill in all the microscopic surface imperfections, which allows for maxiumum effective contact between the two surfaces. If you use too much, the two surfaces may not be in direct contact and even with the best pastes it can reduce the cooling effectiveness.
     
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    #20 Badman24, Mar 21, 2011
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    Thanks for the useful advice, i'm pretty sure i've done a good job with the cpu and the heatsink :)