What motherboard should I get to replace the old one in my computer that failed?

by on April 17, 2011

Q: I have a motherboard that died. I’ve purchased a new computer but want to replace the MB on the old one and hook them together. I need to find a suitable replacement for an Intel 915P/PL + ICH6 chipset by MSI designed for a P4 Prescott LGA 775. It needs to fit in the old box and would need a PCI Express x16 slot and at least one IDE. I’m looking for something cheap since I’m not really going to be doing much with it. It’ll be running Win XP. Can you recommend a motherboard?


One Response to “What motherboard should I get to replace the old one in my computer that failed?”
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    Just about any motherboard with an LGA 775 slot on it that supports DDR2 RAM is going to work for you. Note that you’re going to need to do a Windows re-install no matter what on the old computer.

    For the cheapest options consider grabbing something used off Craigslist. Otherwise, this is a nice board: http://amzn.to/fx01eJ