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HP e9180t mobo swap

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December 11, 2010 7:30:01 PM

Hi All,
After experiencing many of the issues that plague owners of this model I decided to replace the motherboard with an ASUS Rampage III Gene. The swap went smoothly and the new motherboard booted first time. Some of the details: The CPU cooler was reused on the new mobo. Front panel connection pins were extracted from the stock header and installed on the ASUS header by simply pushing them on the pins. I reused the psu and plugged the 4 pin 12V connector into the 8 pin receptacle (pending arrival of a Corsair CMPSU-650TX). Everything was pretty much plug and play. Yes, I had to disassemble the whole computer to make sure the right plugs and connections were utilized. I "downgraded" the 8G of RAM to 6G in the tri mode. Boot up went well except the fans were at 100%. ASUS has software that addressed this and now the computer is quiet and solid. No more BSOD or corrupted OS. Results were not surprising. The Windows experience index went from 7.2, 7.2, 6.3, 6.3, 5.9 to 7.5, 7.5, 6.5, 6.5, 5.9.
I decided to write this to encourage all those who are struggling with this model to bite the bullet and put the problems behind you. Good luck and happy computing.
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December 11, 2010 11:28:18 PM

Good stuff, you can get something like this for the FP connectors:
http://www.amazon.com/CB-FRPAN-Individually-Sleeved-Spe...
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December 13, 2010 11:31:24 AM


'good looking cables. Thanks for the tip.
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December 18, 2010 11:40:17 PM

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September 27, 2012 9:45:26 AM

Art_73 said:
Hi All,
After experiencing many of the issues that plague owners of this model I decided to replace the motherboard with an ASUS Rampage III Gene. The swap went smoothly and the new motherboard booted first time. Some of the details: The CPU cooler was reused on the new mobo. Front panel connection pins were extracted from the stock header and installed on the ASUS header by simply pushing them on the pins. I reused the psu and plugged the 4 pin 12V connector into the 8 pin receptacle (pending arrival of a Corsair CMPSU-650TX). Everything was pretty much plug and play. Yes, I had to disassemble the whole computer to make sure the right plugs and connections were utilized. I "downgraded" the 8G of RAM to 6G in the tri mode. Boot up went well except the fans were at 100%. ASUS has software that addressed this and now the computer is quiet and solid. No more BSOD or corrupted OS. Results were not surprising. The Windows experience index went from 7.2, 7.2, 6.3, 6.3, 5.9 to 7.5, 7.5, 6.5, 6.5, 5.9.
I decided to write this to encourage all those who are struggling with this model to bite the bullet and put the problems behind you. Good luck and happy computing.
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I am facing the same problem with an e9180t blue screening all the time and was looking at replacing the mobo. Are you saying the ASUS Rampage III Gene will fit in the e9180t enclosure? Screws in the same position, connectors in the back in the same position, etc.?

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