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post #21 of 31
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Great so they need a new case on top of that...awesome.
Here is a Micro-ATX case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147111

And a Micro-ATX motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128469
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post #22 of 31
There's a big difference between whether the motherboard will fit into the case size-wise and whether the case has the proper mounting points for an ATX/mATX motherboard. OP's shop may or may not be equipped to mod the case to fit, and the customer may or may not be willing to allow the shop to drill holes in their computer.
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post #23 of 31
Get out your damn DIY hat and make it work. Worst comes to worst you can drill some new holes in the motherboard mounting backplate and use them.

You will probably end up cutting off the I/O shield as most of those proprietary cases have it attached to the case - hence if you replace the board, it won't line up anymore.

To be honest, the others are right - this computer isn't really worth saving. If you're a respectable shop this won't take you more than an hour to completely re-do. We charge 95-120 depending on the issue. If you break-even with the parts you're looking at charging them 100 or so for the motherboard - they can pick up a brand new Dell Vostro 230 online for less than 300 with win7 that will perform better than what they have now - at least give them that option. Maybe offer to plug their old hard drive into the new PC so they can get their data off of it.

Really not worth it, but you will have to do some DIY to make it work if that's what the customer wants.
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post #24 of 31
Just FYI after further research, HP has no connection with Packard-Bell. Packard-Bell is now owned by Acer, actually.
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post #25 of 31
Look at the mounting standoffs in the case and see if they line up with a mATX board. If it is a Packard Bell (HP) most likely it was meant for mATX. Before you buy a MB make sure it has enough Phases 8+1, 8+2 and higher so you can Oc it. If you don't plan on OCing at all just about any mATX board will do.
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post #26 of 31
Just get the current motherboard's model number and look up the form factor online, get a new AM2+/AM3 board that is the same factor.

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Nice way to help someone in need,all you can do is flame?
I was expressing my shock at the fact that someone supposedly working in a computer shop didn't have knowledge of motherboard form factors. It's shocking who people trust with their expensive computer equipment. My point being, they should be properly educated as OP cleared up that they were over a period of time.
    
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post #27 of 31
all you have to do is double check to see if the current board in the system is an ATX standard, or a proprietary setup. If it is a standard, you are good to go. I would have to say getting a new case won't hurt either. They are so cheap, why not.
here is a cheap case that will work.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811815005

why do you want an am2+ board, are you reusing the old ram?
You could get an am3 board that supports am2 also.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157204

there it will be ddr3 and ddr2 compatible.
Just remember the VRMs on the board aren't the best, so I wouldn't put anything but a dual core in that.
post #28 of 31
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Look at the mounting standoffs in the case and see if they line up with a mATX board. If it is a Packard Bell (HP) most likely it was meant for mATX. Before you buy a MB make sure it has enough Phases 8+1, 8+2 and higher so you can Oc it. If you don't plan on OCing at all just about any mATX board will do.
HP has no connection to Packard Bell.

This computer is four years old, with a Core Duo (Not a Core2Duo, even). They're not interested in overclocking.
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post #29 of 31
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HP has no connection to Packard Bell.

This computer is four years old, with a Core Duo (Not a Core2Duo, even). They're not interested in overclocking.
It actually had a 1.8 Core 2 Duo. And im just going to get a new MATX board, if it doesnt work then ill just get them a new case, problem solved, and apart from that the PSU, Memory and GPU has been upgraded a lot so its not as bad as you guys think.

And thanks to the people that actually tried to answer my question
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post #30 of 31
If the mainboard looks like this one you should be fine with the mATX boards listed above.

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info here http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic161852.html
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