replace mobo in current case, detail question...

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Currntly have a GTWY with one of those compact suitcase
sized cases which I like. Has only a 1.4 Celeron
processor. Would like to replace the board w/ current
Pent based mobo, updated graphics, dual mon support etc.
However size is called a 'flex' board. Cant find a board
of 'flex' size but have the dims. Many boards out there
close but how to mount?
Current board secured with ONE thumbscrew and then 4
standoffs at each corner. Suggestions other than buy a
new computer please???

TIA

Larry in Mich
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Doesn't sound like a Windows XP problem. Sounds more like a GTWY
    motherboard problem. Try a GTWY newsgroup.

    "Larry in Mich" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5c8301c4c8f9$4abd7a40$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    > Currntly have a GTWY with one of those compact suitcase
    > sized cases which I like. Has only a 1.4 Celeron
    > processor. Would like to replace the board w/ current
    > Pent based mobo, updated graphics, dual mon support etc.
    > However size is called a 'flex' board. Cant find a board
    > of 'flex' size but have the dims. Many boards out there
    > close but how to mount?
    > Current board secured with ONE thumbscrew and then 4
    > standoffs at each corner. Suggestions other than buy a
    > new computer please???
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Larry in Mich
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Email the case mfg'r or check their website for supported
    mobos.


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    "Larry in Mich" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    in message news:5c8301c4c8f9$4abd7a40$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    | Currntly have a GTWY with one of those compact suitcase
    | sized cases which I like. Has only a 1.4 Celeron
    | processor. Would like to replace the board w/ current
    | Pent based mobo, updated graphics, dual mon support etc.
    | However size is called a 'flex' board. Cant find a board
    | of 'flex' size but have the dims. Many boards out there
    | close but how to mount?
    | Current board secured with ONE thumbscrew and then 4
    | standoffs at each corner. Suggestions other than buy a
    | new computer please???
    |
    | TIA
    |
    | Larry in Mich
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    It would be cheaper for you to also buy an "new case" for the newer board.
    GTWY computer are unique.


    "Larry in Mich" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5c8301c4c8f9$4abd7a40$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    > Currntly have a GTWY with one of those compact suitcase
    > sized cases which I like. Has only a 1.4 Celeron
    > processor. Would like to replace the board w/ current
    > Pent based mobo, updated graphics, dual mon support etc.
    > However size is called a 'flex' board. Cant find a board
    > of 'flex' size but have the dims. Many boards out there
    > close but how to mount?
    > Current board secured with ONE thumbscrew and then 4
    > standoffs at each corner. Suggestions other than buy a
    > new computer please???
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Larry in Mich
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    "Larry in Mich" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5c8301c4c8f9$4abd7a40$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    > Currntly have a GTWY with one of those compact suitcase
    > sized cases which I like. Has only a 1.4 Celeron
    > processor. Would like to replace the board w/ current
    > Pent based mobo, updated graphics, dual mon support etc.
    > However size is called a 'flex' board. Cant find a board
    > of 'flex' size but have the dims. Many boards out there
    > close but how to mount?
    > Current board secured with ONE thumbscrew and then 4
    > standoffs at each corner. Suggestions other than buy a
    > new computer please???
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Larry in Mich

    Case, power supply, and motherboard were designed as a set,and with a
    Celeron in mind. It's going to be difficult to find a motherboard that will
    mount properly, then when you do, you'd find that the power supply is vastly
    underpowered. And if you cross that hurdle you might find that the case is
    going to have overheating problems with a P4 and better video card. Not to
    mention that low profile cards can be hard to find.

    Here's another thing to consider: if XP came with that computer, it's going
    to choke and die when it encounters a non-gateway motherboard, and you'll be
    buying that, too.

    You're really better off keeping that gateway for as long as it lasts,
    as-is, and buy or build another computer to your specs. You can find plenty
    of smaller case styles that will accommodate an off-the-shelf motherboard as
    long as you get the right one.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    you ALL are right. Nothing like leading ones' self down a
    path of briars!!!! THANKS for your precise info and
    comments. As a long time off the beaten path kinda guy, I
    had toyed with: A a Shuttle, and B a tablet PC. Anyhoo,
    much appreciated.

    Larry
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