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Newegg.com 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.
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.
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?
never mind. turned out to be a faulty power supply. $14 fix make me happy.