Yes i agree with the above response about psu, if the psu is bad i recommend to follow grasshopper advice. The Top Tech Picks of That means built onto the motherboard. Now the interesting fact that you might wanna know, is that its actually equipped with the MCP73PV chipset! However, to get 3-way SLI Finally, some serious competition to Intel which predominantly uses their own onboard graphics solutions for nearly all their IGP chipsets! Thanks Kuwese, thanks for suggesting a way forward.

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Hi OtheHill, I recently got the Win7 3 licence family upgrade pack. On the other hand is common sense telling me to just bite the bullet and get a new PC. I know I bought a core 2 duo processor mcp733pv do not have any further details. The information on Computing.

Generally speaking you have a better chance if chupset chip set is the same as the old board. Does is make technical and financial sense. Net cannot verify the validity of the statements made on this site.

Installing a different motherboard in an OEM computer and getting the chipsst OS working is a crap shoot. Finally, some serious competition to Intel which predominantly uses their own onboard graphics solutions for nearly all their IGP chipsets! Thousands of users waiting to help! The only gripe about the MCP73 is that it supports single channel memory configurations only.


Not sure if you could provide a restore CD from your Acer desktop and use it as a qualifying product or not. Since you have Win 7 already, look at barebones machines that come without an OS if you like. Would you use Snapchat filters on your dog?

Budget Bliss – the MSI P6NGM featuring the MCP73PV chipset

Over a Week Ago Time Zone: Thanks mcp73ppv, I was stuck on finding a motherboard that replaced like-for-like but it sounds like I could actually look at an upgrade! However, to get 3-way SLI Such opinions may not be accurate and they are to be used at your own risk.

Any suggestions on how should choose a reliable PSU, any brand names.

Unless you had a power surge it is unlikely the motherboard is your problem. Use Question Form such as ” Why? WOuld I still be able to use the graphics card or need a kcp73pv one. And if you can find a board that has cyipset DIMM slots, even better. Hi, My Acer Aspire M desktop of two years died suddenly. By the time you got done upgrading that machine, you could buy a new one.


Upgrading Motherboard (and processor)

We shall find out later in our Performance Testing! Which cpu do u have?

Net is the opinions of its users. Over a Month Ago Time Zone: He checked that the right voltage is flowing through. Is your Windows 7 family pack an upgrade pack or full version? It also seems that the exact same motherboard is not available. It cost me Upgrade versions require a qualifying product to upgrade from.

So my question is, if I am going to replace the motherboard, could I upgrade to a new motherboard, chipset and processor like i3 or i5. Do you think I will be able to move the IGP card to the new motherboard too.