I have an Acer Aspire M-1610. The motherboard just died on me. It's hard to get an accurate measurement, but the motherboard (Acer F672CR) seems to be 9.6"x9.6", which would make it a micro-ATX. I've found the Asus P5G41T-M seems to be compatible with my CPU, but the web site gives its measurements as 9.6"x7.9". It looks like the mounting screws on the right side are less than 7" from the edge, so it looks like the Asus board would fit. Can anyone help me find out?
When you change a motherboard on a computer pre-installed with Widnows 7 OEM, you would have to reinstall windows.
That's irrelevant. I don't run Windows any more; I switched over to Ubuntu Linux two years ago when I was having hard drive problems and Ubuntu would run when Windows wouldn't. Eventually was able to replace the HDD, but still prefer Ubuntu.
What I'm trying to find out is if the Asus motherboard is compatible with my old case. In fact, I would love it if someone could direct me to a site where I could learn about how to find a case that takes a certain form factor motherboard, a site that lists currently available CPUs with an approximate price and summary of the characteristics of the chip, and a site which lists currently available motherboards with their characteristics.. Tom's Hardware already has a wonderful section which does that for graphics cards.
OK, I checked the spec for the Asus board and found the c-net review specifically stated that it was a micro-ATX board. My measurement of the existing Acer board convince me that it's also micro-ATX, based on the Wikipedia description of the form factors. It's very annoying that I can't find a spec for the Acer motherboard. The spec for the Acer Aspire M-1610 computer that it's in only gives a measurement for the chassis, which I take to be the inside measurement of what I call the case. I've changed most of the other components inside the case, but this is the first time I've had to consider changing a motherboard, so I don't know much about how the mounting points are located. I'm pretty sure that many of the other motherboards available would NOT fit, because they're too large or too small in one or both dimensions. I'm glad the Asus mobo will work, because according to their web site that's the only board my supplier carries that has Socket 775, and I really don't want to have to change the CPU.