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I have a compaq SR1020NX computer and I would like to upgrade my motherboard so that I can have a pci-express and overclocking and I have found one from asus http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?m...1=3&l2=12&l3=0 except I don't know if it will work on my computer or not because I have install one from asus before and it didn't even turn on so I returned it so please help me.
    
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First off I would recommend upgrading your processor as well. You celeron is very slow... (I'm not sure what socket your 2.8G Celeron is) I would recommend upgrading to a 775 P4 630 3.0 Ghz 2MB L2.

This is a good 775 Motherboard

http://www.asus.com/products3.aspx?l...=Intel%20925XE

Here is the processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116198

Here is a good PCIe video card for you:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150118

This is more than you asked for, but I think this may help you more!
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i agree with pauldovi, if you get a new mobo, you should get a new processor because that cleron isn't gonna hold you up for very long.

you've got 2 GB in PC2700, meaning you would have to change ur memory to get the motherboard he is suggesting to you, so I suggest getting DDR memory rather than DDR2.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131519

The videocard and processor he suggested are great.

In addition to adding these new parts... You're going to need to upgrade that power supply.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709003

After that you should be set for a good while (1-3 years).
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Excellent point lightsource....

Go with his recommended mobo, unless you are not concerned with putting out $75+ for a 1G of Ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208306

Be careful with the PSU. It may not work with your case...
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The problem is that my case are not big enough to fit the mb because it only have 4 slot max and the motherboards that you suggested are too big. What about upgrading my motherboard to A8N-VM CSM and processor to Athlon 64 3700+ socket 939? Would that be good? My processor socket is 478 right now. My memory actually is PC3200 not PC2700 because I have checked it with CPU-Z even though NewEgg said it was PC2700.
    
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If you really want a good computer that will last you for a few years and can be overclocked, you should get mostly new parts. (keep the CD drives and the harddrive) A new ATX case is not to expensive. You can get one for under $50 easily unless you want to go with the fancy looks.
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
If you really want a good computer that will last you for a few years and can be overclocked, you should get mostly new parts. (keep the CD drives and the harddrive) A new ATX case is not to expensive. You can get one for under $50 easily unless you want to go with the fancy looks.
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The problem is that my case are not big enough to fit the mb because it only have 4 slot max and the motherboards that you suggested are too big. What about upgrading my motherboard to A8N-VM CSM and processor to Athlon 64 3700+ socket 939? Would that be good? My processor socket is 478 right now. My memory actually is PC3200 not PC2700 because I have checked it with CPU-Z even though NewEgg said it was PC2700.
Lol, well this is looking like its going to turn out like a semi new build for you, because I would never settle for a Micro-ATX mobo when I can afford a ATX board. Just get a new case, psu, mobo, cpu.

You'll be set. YOu don't even have to buy memory. If you want to get an amd, get this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103596

you don't have much longer to order it because the Opterons are selling quickly and are out of production. As for motherboard, check out the EPoX EP-9NPA+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123246

Its great, and dosen't cost alot.
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http://www.tankguys.biz/opteron-cach...et-p-1419.html

these little guys arent bad on a budget get the je stepping if you can, at the least it should oc to 2.5 (usually dont shoot me if it doesnt ...) and as high as 2.7+

and i would go with the board mentioned above and yuour good to go
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