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So first of all new to the forum and brand spanking new to computer repair/upgrading so please excuse my dumb questions

With that said here is my problem. I bough an HP Pavilion Elite E9140F Desktop PC(first mistake) about 2 years ago, and just recently it started freezing at the windows startup screen. After trying to figure out the problem online I brought the computer to Best Buy's geek squad (second mistake) and after spending $200 I ended up with a still broken computer that had a "bad motherboard". Not wanting to throw even more money at geek squad I've decided to replace the motherboard myself.

After researching i'm pretty sure this is the motherboard on my computer-http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01742903&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&prod uct=3980091&key=null&site=null#N94

I can't find that one on newegg, any recommendations for a reasonably priced motherboard that is similar and/or better?

Thanks in advance for your answer and if I have left out any info please let me know!
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Unless you order it from HP you are not going to be able to replace it with the board that it comes with. Second, I don't think it to be worth it to replace the board in an old computer, because that board could have jacked up other stuff in your computer.

Are you using the built in graphics on the board, because if you are then this is something we need to know to suggest a board, or are you using a Graphics card. What is your budget for this as well.

Edit, basiclly what you are going to be looking for is an am3 board (which is the socket type), ddr3 ram (which is the place where you are sticking your sticks of ram), and I assume you will need built in graphics card.
Edited by leichtwork - 5/2/11 at 10:49am
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If your really set into upgrading just the motherboard, i'd recommend just getting a different motherboard instead of an HP one. A couple things to note.

1. Look for any am3 motherboard in the microatx form factor.
2. For the front panel to work your going to have to wire them up yourself which can be a pain but should be pretty simple once you know which wires go where
3. For graphics, look for a motherboard with integrated graphics built in. For regular web browsing and office work, integrated graphics should be fine.
4. Another issue you will run into is reactivating your windows license. You could reinstall windows and use the key stickered onto your case, or better yet just buy windows 7. Your choice. You could use your old installation but you might run into driver issues with that.


edit: btw i am not by all means promoting piracy or whatnot. i know some people have an issue with using the key stickered onto the case and whatnot. im not telling him to do it, merely stating it was an option.

Edited by caffeinescandal - 5/2/11 at 11:00am
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If your really set into upgrading just the motherboard, i'd recommend just getting a different motherboard instead of an HP one. A couple things to note.

1. Look for any am3 motherboard in the microatx form factor.
2. For the front panel to work your going to have to wire them up yourself which can be a pain but should be pretty simple once you know which wires go where
3. For graphics, look for a motherboard with integrated graphics built in. For regular web browsing and office work, integrated graphics should be fine.
4. Another issue you will run into is reactivating your windows license. Reinstall windows and use the key stickered onto your case, or better yet just buy windows 7. Your choice. You could use your old installation but you might run into driver issues with that.
I remember upgrading my mobo on my pre-built PC(LOL) 3 years ago. Had driver issues, both on xp and vista.. I was hesitant on win 7, but everything ran fine to my surprise.

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Unless you order it from HP you are not going to be able to replace it with the board that it comes with. Second, I don't think it to be worth it to replace the board in an old computer, because that board could have jacked up other stuff in your computer.
Well the computer isn't that old probably a little less then 2 years old and at the time it was a higher end model. I spent about $800 on it if I remember correctly so i'd rather not buy a new one so soon.

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Are you using the built in graphics on the board, because if you are then this is something we need to know to suggest a board, or are you using a Graphics card. What is your budget for this as well.
I'm pretty sure it has integrated graphics but I don't use it, I used a seperate graphics card (a radeon I believe)

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Originally Posted by leichtwork View Post
Edit, basiclly what you are going to be looking for is an am3 board (which is the socket type), ddr3 ram (which is the place where you are sticking your sticks of ram), and I assume you will need built in graphics card.
Ok thanks for the help!
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Originally Posted by caffeinescandal View Post
If your really set into upgrading just the motherboard, i'd recommend just getting a different motherboard instead of an HP one. A couple things to note.

1. Look for any am3 motherboard in the microatx form factor.
2. For the front panel to work your going to have to wire them up yourself which can be a pain but should be pretty simple once you know which wires go where
3. For graphics, look for a motherboard with integrated graphics built in. For regular web browsing and office work, integrated graphics should be fine.
4. Another issue you will run into is reactivating your windows license. You could reinstall windows and use the key stickered onto your case, or better yet just buy windows 7. Your choice. You could use your old installation but you might run into driver issues with that.


edit: btw i am not by all means promoting piracy or whatnot. i know some people have an issue with using the key stickered onto the case and whatnot. im not telling him to do it, merely stating it was an option.
I actually have a seperate Windows 7 disc (my comp came with vista) so that shouldn't be a problem.

As for the graphics the comp came with a pretty decent graphics card "ATI Radeon HD 4650 graphics card with 1 GB dedicated graphics memory" so i'd prefer a mobo that would be compatible with that.

Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!
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Well the computer isn't that old probably a little less then 2 years old and at the time it was a higher end model. I spent about $800 on it if I remember correctly so i'd rather not buy a new one so soon.
The way HP and other prebuild companies jack up their prices you probably bought a $500 or less computer 2 years ago.

Could probably build a better one for $250 today.

Anyway, you will only be able to buy that motherboard directly from HP if they still make them. Look on newegg for a similar model and replace it.
    
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As for the graphics the comp came with a pretty decent graphics card "ATI Radeon HD 4650 graphics card with 1 GB dedicated graphics memory" so i'd prefer a mobo that would be compatible with that.

Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!
Just look for a decent motherboard without integrated graphics then. Im assuming the card is a pci-e card since the computer is pretty recent. If your going to overclock your cpu since you actually can now, look here for some motherboards. link There are plenty of motherboards out there that will most definitely outperform the oem hp motherboard so if i were you, dont go back to oem.
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Use this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138304
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