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post #21 of 97
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He built this like years ago so no..prolly can't get it repaired. X3 But he has an Intel Pentium 4 - 3.2

His PSU is Antec Smartblue model SL350 350watt output
post #22 of 97
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If you could, look at the stuff on Compusa's website because thats where we'll go since he can't stand to wait. Lol. I dont thinkt hey have his original motherboard. =(
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Originally Posted by Saiketsu View Post
He built this like years ago so no..prolly can't get it repaired. X3 But he has an Intel Pentium 4 - 3.2

His PSU is Antec Smartblue model SL350 350watt output
Ah 350w PSU is well under powered for his needs. you need something >500w really

Il get some ideas together and post back later
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Okay. THANK YOOOOU! =)
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If you could, look at the stuff on Compusa's website because thats where we'll go since he can't stand to wait. Lol. I dont thinkt hey have his original motherboard. =(
honestly it looks like compusa doesnt carry to much for that socket (its 478 right)

iwould suggest going through newegg and if you get the overnight shipping youll still be at the same price as if you bought from compusa
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Compusa charges way to much go to ZipZoomFLY or Newegg.
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Well I have a girlfriend that works at compusa so if they have the stuff I can get the parts at manufacturers price.
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This is the sort of motherboard you want. However all 478 motherboard (the one your boyfriend needs) are out of stock.

Ring your friend, ask her if they have any socket 478 motherboard in stock.
    
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Well here you go, ive based it upon newegg since they have the greatest availability of hardware:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135025 Direct replacement for his current board.

Due to the age of the hardware in question it might be a more cost effective to ditch this platform and look at alternatives which use newer technology (like I did only a couple of months ago.)

What hardware does he currenly have? Graphics, memory?

Socket 478 overclocking boards demand a high premium cost (overpriced in my opinion)
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post #30 of 97
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Well I have a girlfriend that works at compusa so if they have the stuff I can get the parts at manufacturers price.
Too bad all that happened...but at least you are willing to try out new things.

Those sorts of failures are mystifying because they happen right after you change something --but it is not related to what you changed. It happens a lot--which is why I fear I may never completely understand OverClocking...LOL

My latest is the DVD drive failing after I installed some EL wire...completely unrelated--but it get's you wondering...

Or even worse is when you build a brand new PC and your old one throws a fit--even though you have not even touched it...
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