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Thread: New motherboard for HP e-PC

  1. #1
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    Feb 2006
    Atlantic, PA

    Default New motherboard for HP e-PC


    Is there a motherboard that will fit my HP e-PC? Right now it has a 1GB chip in it. I want to upgrade it so I can play my new games on it. I don't want to get another case, but the more I think of it the more I'm thinking that I may have to (the connection panel in the back is fixed, so it can't be removed).

    Thank you,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Texas, USA

    Default Re: New motherboard for HP e-PC

    Without knowing the system specs I can only give general answers. As a rule, most OEM computer companies use standard sized motherboards... BUT... many of them will use non-standard power supplies. This means that if you decide to replace the mainboard, you will often need to get a new PSU as well. Not always the case, but I've seen it quite often.

    Another consideration is that the OEM system is usually only set up to cool a system similar to what was originally in it. So if you begin changing out components, maybe decide to get a better video card later on, maybe a new processor that creates a little more heat; well, the list goes on. Problem here is that few OEM enclosures have the capabilities of adding more cooling without modifying (cutting) the case.

    When it comes to upgrading an OEM system, you are usually better off saving up some money and build a new system from scratch. This allows you to get the components you want and also uses industry standard parts that won't cause trouble when upgrading in the future.
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