motherboard help - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-11-2006, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3
Default motherboard help

hi all,

a friend of mine screwed up the motherboard on his system (compaq 6326se) by installing the wrong kind of memory. It apparently sparked and one of the chips beside the ram sockets looks to be burned. I am trying to get a new board for him so he can have his system up and running and I need some help

the system has this board installed in it:

direct link to specs:

ok now for the question...the motherboard states that it has an "mPGA478" socket for the that the same as a normal 478 socket?

for example could I install this board and and use the same processor:

^description says P4 Prescott processor...original board says Willamette, Northwood

any help would be greatly appreciated

aa225 is offline  
Old 12-11-2006, 10:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
sPlAtOiD's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,748

Why dont you just get the same board. I've seen some out there.

sPlAtOiD is offline  
Old 12-12-2006, 03:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: eastcoast
Posts: 453

Quite possibly you may have damaged the processor also. Why not a whole new pc ? build it yourself and save
go to
LA1 is offline  
Old 12-13-2006, 06:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 351

the best option to avoid compatability problems is to get the same board again,,
E6300 Core 2 Duo
2 Gbs OCZ PLatinum 800Mhz
250 Gb Western Digital
OCZ Modsteam 450W
7900GT Gainward
Flux Capacitor....SWEEEET
OatesyX 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

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.