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Old 11-27-2003, 02:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default MOtherboard is fried

P3 600mhz 128 DRAM 32 TNT2 VID 20GB drive

Intel (Tabor3) BX Motherboard R3

motherboard IDE controller is busted. should i get an exact replacement or should i get a newer model...i can't even find the exact one.

OR should i just replace the whole tower and salvage what i can from it?

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Old 11-27-2003, 02:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you do not have to get an exact replacement. any motherboard that supports up to P3 600mhz would work. it is really up to you if you want to build a new computer. i do not think you can salvage anything from your old computer and i recommend that you do not salvage anything to be safe.

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Old 11-27-2003, 04:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you have the extra funds, it is probably better to just build a new system, but you could easily salvage your floppy, cd-rom and hard drives. Otherwise you could just get a replacement motherboard that uses the same type of ram and supports a p3. If you would like an exact replacement, check ebay!
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Old 11-28-2003, 05:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah I agree with dave that if you do have some extra funds you should invest in a whole new system. Even for a modest sum of money you can get pretty good deals these days. Just do some price hunting first before commiting.
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