that is the mobo i currently have i already have 2gigs of ram and ive put a nvidia geforce 8600 gt gcard from evga.
"Compaq Presario Media Center SR2011WM Desktop PC" is the name of the actual computer
but the limited ram availability is nagging at me and from what ive read its a decent setup its just the processor on the motherboard is extremely outdated and of course the availability of only 2 gigs of ram.
Well, if you got that board, you could keep the RAM, case and probably the hard drive if that's what you meant (though you'd have to reformat the HDD). Probably the power supply too, although who knows if it's worth saving.
The existing CPU will not work; you'd have to replace it at the same time, although I gather that's kind of the idea anyway.
Honestly, if you're replacing the board and the CPU, I'd look for a combo deal on Newegg -- you can get a decent AMD triple-core CPU and a DDR2 motherboard for like $150.
ATI / AMD no longer has a license to make Intel compatible chipsets since almost after AMD bought ATI.
The problem is with the current OS is that you will need to reload windows from a OEM disk, each code on a manufacturers pc is accepted in the OEM disk corresponding to what version you have ( ie Media Centre, Home and Pro )
I would back up your data first..
Any new board with an Intel chipset will fit aslong as it is Micro ATX and make sure you get one which takes a new style processor ( 1333 FSB ) - any 41 series chipset will do.
I wouldnt go with the ECS ( this is a cheap brand ) - go with the Gigabyte... Processor - what ever you can afford.