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    Question I need to replace a Pegatron M2N78-LA MOBO -

    Hi - I'm new to this so please bare with me.

    I have a cheapy HP a6720f that has a Pegatron M2N78-LA mobo with an integraded graphics nVida GeForce 9100. Well - it's fried - seems to be a common problem from what I have found so far.

    SO - my tech said get a new mobo and I'll install it. Great! But I don't want to go with the same thing for fear it will do it again.

    What can I use instead? From what I've seen, it has to be AM3 (or something like that - I'm not a tech person nor do I pretend to be). I just surf the web, create and edit my church's bulletin using some graphics, member directory and meeting minutes as well as the misc personal stuff a proud mom likes to do (pictures). I'm a retired/disabled transcriber so I like speed in a computer but other than that I'm not too picky.

    Any and all help (in layman's terms if you will PLEASE!!) is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks so very much and God Bless.

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    Welcome to PureOC Parker! No worries about being a newbie, we've all been there at some point.

    I'll quickly address your question in layman's terms, and then I'm sure one of our resident AMD experts (or several probably) will come along and provide a bit more detailed info.

    Basically, you do need an AMD AM3 motherboard, that is correct. You essentially need a budget AM3 board that has integrated graphics. That's it in a nutshell. I would recommend going with a different (better) motherboard that isn't expensive. There are several out there. My guess is something with a 785 chipset. Again, I'm sure someone will be along shortly to suggest some specific motherboard models that would work.

    Guys, any ideas for a cheap 785G board that would do the trick here?

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    Could even go with the 880G m-ATX for $10 less?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130295

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    Okay - if I go with this one or the one that Skyguy suggested, would it be in my best interest to upgrade my power supply from a 300 watt? Others (not necessarily technical people) have stated I have to watch the size of my new mobo. Is that true or an issue in my huge case - seems to have room to spare but . . I'm not a tech so I really don't know what I am looking at.

    Also - how do I know if I have DDR3 ram (would want to order that if needed right away too) ? I know I have 6gb, but . . . don't know how to find the type. I probably can NOT boot my computer up again. It's really temperamental at this point - and may freeze if it does come up. Can I do a usb connection between mine and a good computer to view my computers specifics? My mobo issues are at the video card.


    Thank you so very much for all of your help. Yall are heaven sent. Thank you again.

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    Ok, a couple things.

    First off, he needs AM2 or AM2+. That is not an AM3 board. Secondly, it MUST be mATX. OEM cases are too small for full ATX boards.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131595
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130237

    The HP System Recovery Tool will NOT work once you have a new motherboard, by the way, so get your things in order, as you'll likely have to do a full install from a Windows install disc.

    You can upgrade your PSU if you want. The one I had in my old HP died off, and luckily didn't take anything with it.

    Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling and Silverstone are all very reliable power supply manufacturers. Corsair is usually pretty good, but only with their units that are manufactured by Seasonic, the rest are hit or miss.

    You are on DDR2. You have an original Phenom processor, and they do not have DDR3 memory controllers. The boards I linked will work with your setup, and might even have better graphics.

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    Unless your adding a video card of some type it should be fine for now.

    To see what type of ram you have pop out a stick and look at the sticker on it is the easiest way to tell.


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    THANK YOU SO MUCH! You have answered all my questions, no matter how trivial - and so very timely too! I pray that you will be as blessed as y'all have blessed me today with your help.

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    Hey guys, I'm in the same boat as the OP. I was looking for an OEM replacement AM2+....It's around $200....if I had an AM3 the cost is only $89...for some reason

    I was wondering if anyone had any more mobo suggestions that were still in existence AM2+ w/ 4 240pin ram slots DDR2. I'm having a lot of trouble tracking one down...and I fear it's getting more obsolete by the second.

    The mobo that logan suggested that would work for me is now out of stock...and when I looked it up in other places they only had an AM3 version.

    Thanks

    Edit: This seems like overkill...but I think it would work
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186180
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    PHParker10, PM me. I have 2 x 790 chipset motherboards I am looking to get rid of. What AMD CPU are you running?

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    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-M4A785-M-...9117139&sr=8-1 appears to be the same as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131595 however, on the Amazon website it says AM3 only...how can I tell for sure?

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    I did have the same problem, from the same hp computer, after the 6 months warranty the motherboard dead, the pc have the windows 7, I change the motherboard for a M4N68T-MV2 for 41 dollars in microcenter this is the link http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354006
    after I put the motherboard the windows 7 change the motherboard drivers automatically

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    Quote Originally Posted by logan View Post
    Ok, a couple things.

    First off, he needs AM2 or AM2+. That is not an AM3 board. Secondly, it MUST be mATX. OEM cases are too small for full ATX boards.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131595
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130237

    The HP System Recovery Tool will NOT work once you have a new motherboard, by the way, so get your things in order, as you'll likely have to do a full install from a Windows install disc.

    You can upgrade your PSU if you want. The one I had in my old HP died off, and luckily didn't take anything with it.

    Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling and Silverstone are all very reliable power supply manufacturers. Corsair is usually pretty good, but only with their units that are manufactured by Seasonic, the rest are hit or miss.

    You are on DDR2. You have an original Phenom processor, and they do not have DDR3 memory controllers. The boards I linked will work with your setup, and might even have better graphics.
    Thank you for supplying these boards. I have a customer with the same bad HP board.
    I want to retain the same case if possible. The MSI board will allow me to use the existing fpanel header connector but only has 2 memory slots. (I need 3) The ASUS will allow me to utilize all the customer's existing memory but the fpanel header connector does not match up at all. Also, the HP cardreader utilizes a different USB connector that's not on either. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorDude View Post
    Thank you for supplying these boards. I have a customer with the same bad HP board.
    I want to retain the same case if possible. The MSI board will allow me to use the existing fpanel header connector but only has 2 memory slots. (I need 3) The ASUS will allow me to utilize all the customer's existing memory but the fpanel header connector does not match up at all. Also, the HP cardreader utilizes a different USB connector that's not on either. Any ideas would be appreciated.
    from the hp usb front panels only use the 4 pins you can use the usb pins from the motherboard using the the 4 pins from the top

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    hello. i have a HP P6115y desktop computer. it has a Pegatron m2n78-la motherboard. it recently has gone out. does anyone know of a motherboard that is similar to it or a little better? please let me know...my email is mrbigman3d@gmail.com if you could email me suggestions

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