Well, I'm sick of messing around with the HP's ASUS board (a topic I posted a few days ago about a System Fan Failure error--won't go past that) so I figured as old as the system is, I'd just buy a used MOBO off of eBay. Well...I guess there's like a GAZILLION motherboards on ebay...and I figured since I'm selling the system, if I can get a little bit better mobo + cpu, I might as well.
I'm going to try my best to keep this organized...there's going to be quite a few links.
First off, here's the CURRENT system specs (Full system
). This will be the board I'll be replacing...it's undecided as to whether I'll keep the CPU or not...if I find a cheap Mobo/CPU combo that you all approve, then I'll just tuck the 2.0ghz Celeron away for another day. The board has to be microATX to fit the HP case it's going in to..I'm not worried about the I/O panel though.
Okay, now the eBay links are going to start rolling. If they don't work, let me know...but remember that they aren't going to work after the auctions end so if you end up reading this thread down the road, they won't work obviously. Also, I'm going to try my best to post the board's spec. website (like intel, etc).
1) D845GLVA Socket 478:
I had to go by the number on the board in the picture for this next one->
2) MS-6577 (Xenon) Socket 478:
HP Site Mobo Specs
3) TriGem 2002052 (Glendale) Socket 478 NOTE: Very similar to the one I'm replacing!:
HP Site's Specs
4) D845GERG2 Socket 478
Okay, now here are the best solutions I found...just replace the mobo and cpu together. P4 crap is cheap enough now that it doesn't really matter.
5) 0G1548 W/ P4 (The problem I foresee here though is the on/off button on the HP case being incompatible with this mobo....?)
6) Asus P4B533-VM W/ P4 (Same problem as above?)
I numbered them so that even if you can just come on and tell me #X would be okay...and whatnot.
Any help is appreciated...not a big time problem, but I could use some advice.
EDIT: Here is an EXACT replacement that I just found-> Ebay
However, whatever solution I come up with, I don't want to spend more than ~$20...so if I could win this bid now it'd be okay...but....