Hello, HP Pavillion makes 1 long and 1 short bleep on start up - i have replaced hard drive and vga card under advice and now been told it is the motherboard that needs replacing. Do I need to use HP motherboard or is there an alternative? If so, could you please recommend? thanks
If you want to reuse your hp windows installation, then yes, get another hp motherboard. Your board has the Intel 965 chipset; I recommend a micro atx board. I may have found your board; there is an P5BW-LA Basswood UL8E listed at 65 euro on ebay. If you don't need to save your hp windows software, then a g41 board from newegg or frys should work. Frys has a g41 combo in stores only with Intel e6300 cpu for $69.99 in today's ad. You can sell the cpu for about the same price and keep the motherboard. I do this all the time.