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Old 06-07-2004, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I Plan on Purchasing an X800 and a P4 3.2Ghz Processor. My question is, is my current motherboard that came with my HP system Holding me back a lot compared to if i went out and bought a new Mobo? the specs are below. i would like to purchase an Athlon 64 3400+ with a compatible mobo but that seems a little pricey compared to just upgrading my CPU

Feature/Specification
Description

Motherboard Supplier
ASUS

System BIOS Supplier
ASUS/Award

Board Form Factor
uATX

Processor Brand
Intel

Processor Socket Type
mPGA478

Processor Family
Pentium 4HT

Maximum Processor Core Frequency
Up to 3.2 GHz P4 Northwood

Processor Front Side Bus
800/533/400 MHz

Hyper Threading Support
Yes

Processor VRM Specification
Northwood FMB2

Chipset Name
Springdale-G, GMCH rev A2

Chipset 'North Bridge'
865G, rev A2

Chipset 'South Bridge'
ICH5, revA2

Super I/O
SMsC LPC47M192-NC

Flash BIOS Device Type and Density
FWH 4 Mbit

Memory Type
DDR SDRAM (Supports duel channel)

Memory Speed
PC3200 (400 MHz),

PC2700 (333 MHz),

PC2100 (266 MHz)

Memory Sockets
Four DDR DIMM (184-pin)

Single or Dual Channel
Dual System Memory

Maximum Memory Supported
4GB (4 x 512MB) unbuffered (HP and Compaq recommend 2GB)

AGP Graphics Support
Yes

AGP Graphics Maximum Mode
AGP 8x

Integrated Graphics Supplier
Intel

Integrated Graphics Shared (UMA) Memory
Up to 64 MB Intel DVMT- dynamic (32 MB if less than 256 MB system memory)

Graphics Configuration
Integrated on motherboard

Graphics Connector
AGP 8x (available)

TV-out Device or Configuration
No

Integrated Audio Type
AC'97

AC'97 Codec Device
Realtek ALC650

5.1 (Dolby) Channel Audio Support
Yes, Six speaker mode (requires audio driver and software setting changes)

Passive Speaker Output (amplifed)
Speaker-out header

Rear Audio Jacks
Microphone,

Line-in,

Line-out,

Front Audio Connectors
Headphones,

Microphone,

Line-in

Ethernet 10/100 LAN Supplier
PCI Realtek RT8101L

Ethernet Configuration
Integrated, Down

IEEE 1394 Support
Configuration: Integrated on motherboard

MAC/PHY Device: TI TSB43AB22

Maximum transfer rate: 400MBps

Ports: Two total (1 front, 1 back)

IDE/ATAPI UDMA Modes
ATA 100/66

Expansion Slots
One AGP,

Three PCI,

One Ultra ATA

USB Ports
Supports up to 8 USB v2.0

USB Front/Rear Options
Up to four front, four rear

Rear External Ports
One serial,

One parallel,

One floppy,

Two PS/2 (keyboard and mouse),

One IEEE 1394,

Four USB,

One VGA Monitor

Front External Ports
Two USB, One IEEE 1394

Fan support
Headers for CPU and System

CPU Fan Speed Control for active fansink

System Fan Speed Control

Available Manufacturer Options
Integrated graphics (G),

Integrated LAN (L),

Six speaker mode, Dolby 5.1 (6)

Integrated 1394
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Old 06-08-2004, 12:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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everything seems fine 865 chipset is only slightly slower than the 875
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Old 06-08-2004, 12:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 06-08-2004, 12:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Are you talking about upgrading your HP, or using your HP mobo in a new built PC? If you are upgrading your HP, what model of HP do you have? I haven't seen the inside of the case on a new-model HP, but if its anything like my HP, you might not want to attempt to upgrade it.

I made the mistake of buying an HP last year and that company rigged it to where I can't even put a new graphics card in it (i have to use the integrated one.) They did this by building the case so that only a special 200W power supply will fit into the case. Without a power supply that's at least 400W, you can't get performance out of graphics cards. They also built the CD drives into the case so that I can't remove them, and therefore can't remove the mobo without ripping the case apart. I hope you have a better setup with your HP than I did, because they aren't getting another dime of my money.
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Old 06-08-2004, 12:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Lol no my Hp was an A250N and i have already gotten a 430watt power supply and moved the whole system over to an antec superlanboy case.
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• HP DVD Writer 300n
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Old 06-08-2004, 01:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, I wish I had been lucky enough to buy a model I could do that to, they may have gotten sued or something and changed the case, but I don't know. I know they used to program the BIOS in some models to where it would only boot an HP-specific version of Windows, therefore you couldn't go out and buy a copy of Windows at the store and do a clean install, you had to use the special HP Windows that came with the computer.
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Old 06-08-2004, 06:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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hehe i worked on a Gateway pulled out the dremel and cut the case to hold a 500 watt PS it can be done with a little imagination
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Branded PCs s__ks.
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