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Installing New Motherboard on OLD PC Desktop

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  • Started 4 years ago by jflo773
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Hey guys! I am looking for some help I am not a wizard when it comes to building computers but I kind of understand the basics and willing to go the extra mile to keep learning. My question is can I put a new motherboard that would support a AMD FX-8350 FX-Series Eight-Core Processor Edition CPU. I have a HP Pavilion Elite m9510f Desktop PC here is the link to the Specifications on the old Motherboard and the Mid-Size ATX case that it comes with I have 8 gigs of ram and a 1 gig Graphics card I like to edit videos using After Effects and Adobe Premiere stuff like that and I feel like my processor is slowing me down when it comes to rendering down the videos. I would like to know if it's possible to fit another Motherboard into this case with out any problems if so can you guys direct me to the mother board that would accept the CPU stated above. Thanks in advance to whoever read all of this and helped me out!

Posted 4 years ago
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The motherboard in your computer now is a Micro-ATX board. So a new motherboard will also have to be Micro-ATX.

Here is a search on Newegg that includes motherboards that work with AMD's FX series processors and are Micro ATX.

Posted 4 years ago
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I would add that this undertaking is difficult and inadvisable to turn to a specialist

Posted 4 years ago
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@Harltron. I think even though the motherboard is mATX (~9" tall), the case is a mid tower, so it should accept up to ATX (~12" tall).

@jflo773. If you open your case can you see empty space below where your motherboard is? If so, can you see standoffs there?

Posted 4 years ago
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Look before you leap here. Most Vendor systems, like Dell, HP, Sony, IBM, etc. use PROPRIETARY motherboard, specially made to fit their systems, by motherboard vendors. This means 'retail' motherboards might have PCI backplane slots in different locations or distance apart, plugs for ports like keyboard, mouse, USB, Network, audio, and telephone located differently too and you will not be able to mount the new motherboard. From the links you provide you can get a good look at those locations, although not too accurately, but probably close enough to determine if it might work. If you must, try and find a place that either guarantees it will fit or allow a return with no restocking fees.

I see someone has been able to overclock the CPU, see HERE.

I also see a Q8300 is a suitable replacement CPU in your present motherboard, see HERE but that may not be much better.

BTW, all you'll gain is possibly time. If the app is NOT built to use multi-cores (you already have 4) only the OS functions will use those, and adding cores might have little impact, other than the CPU speed itself and possibly some benefit of a larger CPU cache.

Irv S.

Posted 4 years ago

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