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Need a recommendation on replacement motherboard

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June 24, 2009 5:03:55 PM


I need a recommendation on replacement motherboard that will fit in to a Sony Vaio desktop Model VGC-RB52.

The specifations listed:

It had an Intel E210882 board with 2.8Ghz cpu, The Sony part number for the OEM board is 178930631 or 1-789-306-31

I was told a different board can be hard to find that will fit, there has to be something that will fit it's an ATX. I am looking for the board and CPU combo.

Tiger Direct said they had one (B693028) but was not sure the mounts would line up. It is also a smaller board

The original board is a 9 1/4 by a 9 1/4 I think.

Any thoughts?


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June 24, 2009 8:27:10 PM has a gigabyte g41 board with e5200 retail boxed cpu for $124.95 that would give you a better cpu and board. Any micro atx board should fit your sony case. The newegg combo deal is under "cpus and motherboards" subsection under cpus.
June 25, 2009 2:09:36 AM

Thanks for the reply.

You don't by chance have the part number do, I was looking on there site and didn't see it.

Are you thinking the gigabyte g41 board is better then the Biostar G31-M7 TE Motherboard / CPU Bundle.


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December 2, 2009 2:25:46 PM

hi, i'm having the same trouble with my sony vaio vgc rb-52. if i purchase a replacement motherboard, and swap the processor and all other components, will my existing installation of windows xp work with the new motherboard?
December 2, 2009 3:03:35 PM

never mind. turned out to be a faulty power supply. $14 fix make me happy.
August 2, 2010 3:08:08 PM

anything gigabite is a keeper