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Upgrading Gateway LX6810-01 Motherboard and CPU

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March 17, 2013 11:59:40 AM

Hi this may be a long shot or in the wrong forum. Hi have a Gateway LX6810-01 that I really like. But over the years some of the features have failed. The network port failed so I installed a pci network card. USB failed on board so I installed a usb add on card. Now I would like to replace the motherboard and CPU and possibly RAM. So what I am asking is for anyone having experience upgrading the MB and CPU and any recommendations on what to purchase from NewEgg. Thanks Joe
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March 17, 2013 2:12:46 PM

Before you decide to upgrade, you may need a new windows coa, which adds significantly to the cost, unless you've already upgraded to a non gateway windows coa. Ever changed out a board and installed windows? Here's a youtube video on the subject: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7IPTHwsrwo. Here's a newegg combo; use only a micro atx board; atx boards may be too large:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (no hdmi port, but many low end video cards have it) $62.50 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $185 after promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44
check craigslist for windows 7 pro (if needed) unopened copy about $70

Total: about $361

Dell dual core pentium pc (frys ad) http://www.frys.com/product/7331424?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...
March 18, 2013 8:43:22 AM

Hi thanks for the reply, I have built PC and installed boards before. But I am not sure because this a Gateway PC that all of the connections on the MB will match with the case like the power switch. Thanks once again. Joe
o1die said:
Before you decide to upgrade, you may need a new windows coa, which adds significantly to the cost, unless you've already upgraded to a non gateway windows coa. Ever changed out a board and installed windows? Here's a youtube video on the subject: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7IPTHwsrwo. Here's a newegg combo; use only a micro atx board; atx boards may be too large:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (no hdmi port, but many low end video cards have it) $62.50 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $185 after promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44
check craigslist for windows 7 pro (if needed) unopened copy about $70

Total: about $361

Dell dual core pentium pc (frys ad) http://www.frys.com/product/7331424?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...


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