Originally Posted by Redwoodz
I think there is a good chance it would work.Only difference as far as bios is concerned is C1E features and better memory support. Bottom line is if it's an AM3 socket it should work.The main difference is better energy efficiency along with higher possible clocks.
These OEM boards are funny like that.
What should work sometimes doesn't.
From the Lenovo support forums
"I am putting this information here for any future googlers who are looking for an answer as to upgrading the AMD H215 0893-1DU. Thank you XKCD.
This system comes with several motherboard/processor combinations. The one I had purchased (for my mom) was with an AMD Athlon II X2 250 @ 3.0ghz, Tilapia CRB motherboard with AMD 780G chipset, onboard Radeon HD 3000 graphics, and a 180W Lite-On power supply.
Any ATX power supply will fit and work with this system. I upgraded to a 600W modular OCZ for sake of efficiency. This PSU also has an intake fan on the bottom, improving system airflow.
There is no available BIOS update for the Tilapia CRB motherboard. I could not get the system to recognize or boot with a Phenom II X6 1045T, even though that's a 95W part. It will run quite happily with a Phenom II X4 B93, which is a rebadged X4 830.
I may add a 120mm fan on the back to increase airflow but currently the improved airflow from the new PSU is sufficient. There is a second available fan header on the motherboard.
I would not put anything higher than 95W into this system due to the layout of the motherboard VRM."
Note that the B93 is a C2, and the 830 is a C3.
That right there is what's making me hesitant about breaking the seal on this box.
Also on another note, if I replace the motherboard, will I have to buy Windows7? I upgraded to 64 bit for free as the keys are tied to the version not the 64/32 bit. Or can I use something like DAZ loader to load my OEM OS onto a non-OEM board? It's been awhile, since XP since I've done anything like that, so I have no idea.Edited by MasterBillyQuizBoy - 10/30/12 at 10:49am