newbie back with some motherboard questions... - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-10-2009, 09:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Millbrook, IL
Posts: 174
Default newbie back with some motherboard questions...

Hey guys I have been very busy with my jobs and school, but the computer this forum helped me put together is still working pretty good. It games great.

These are my specs as best as I can describe:

Case: Antec 900
CPU: Pentium core2 Quad 6600 (with a basic but upgraded heatsink)
MOBO: ABIT IP35E
RAM: 2X1GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer
HD: Seagate Barracuda 160GB
VID: MSI Nvidia 512MB
PS: 550W NEO
OS: Windows XP Pro (I love this more than Vista!)

I am getting sick of the double boot on the IP35E. I have read up on it and updating the BIOS only helps sometimes, or not at all, or makes things worse. Occasionally it will get stuck on the "ABIT" screen.

Is it possible to transfer all my guts over to a better motherboard? I know there will be some labor and I have to buy some more thermal paste and other odds and ends to do it right. I am just certain there are more stable and reliable boards out there.

Let me know if there are any recommendations!

Thanks much in advance!

George
__________________

gsteffens is offline  
Old 11-10-2009, 12:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lady Techie
 
Yami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 7,774
Default Re: newbie back with some motherboard questions...

Quote:
Originally Posted by gsteffens View Post
Is it possible to transfer all my guts over to a better motherboard? I know there will be some labor and I have to buy some more thermal paste and other odds and ends to do it right. I am just certain there are more stable and reliable boards out there.
Yup, certainly possible, and pretty easy. I can't really recommend any particular mobos though.

Quote:
I have read up on it and updating the BIOS only helps sometimes, or not at all, or makes things worse.
It's worth a try though before you try buying a new motherboard. And while it's possible to have negative effects, it's very unlikely.
__________________
Desktop i5-4440 - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - EVGA GTX970 - 4x4GB 1600MHz - Samsung 850 EVO 250GB - Be Silent Base 800 - 3TB+1TB+1TB+640GB
Laptop i7-3740QM @ 2.7GHz, 2x4GB 1600Mhz, GT640M, OCZ Agility 3 120GB
Smartphone Galaxy S7 Edge

LinkedIn Kiera Mitchell
Yami is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No Video At All! [ EVGA 790i Ultra SLI Motherboard. ] Oshikorosu Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 4 12-31-2008 05:51 PM
List of News Prototype New Technology and Products 4 10-29-2008 04:29 AM
FIANL THREAD for my endless questions golumstoe New Systems | Building and Buying 19 07-24-2008 01:38 AM
Airflow questions... Drizzt Overclocking and Modding 15 05-10-2008 11:18 AM
ram failure? or motherboard fried? adamussg Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 10 05-07-2007 06:13 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.