I'm not looking for an upgrade....the bios is all messed up in the one I have now and I'd like a cheap replacement. Upon booting, I'm getting the hit f2 to boot, cpu speed fan has failed. I've replaced the fan and still get the f2 to boot stuff.
I dunno, maybe the board isn't bad? I'm a nOOb when it comes to pcs, sorta.
Lol, I rebuild engines in my spare time but can't diagnose this, hahaaha.
The motherboard you have right now is then a prebuilt OEM motherboard, and so it is kind of worth sidegrading to a new one. The main reason is that you can overclock with the "aftermarket" board., while that would never be allowed on the HP board.
If you're looking for something on the cheap, I've been really happy with this board. I've got one in my parents computer, and one in mine. Its not the best performing, or fanciest, but its a good deal, and runs fine, and the price is just right .
And working on computers is totally like working on engines, you just have to get enough experience with them to know what you're looking for is all . Troubleshooting is a skill thats hard to learn, but transfering that skill from one discipline to another isn't that hard once you have it.