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Hello all,

I'm trying to recycle some old parts of mine to produce a functional computer, but I'm missing the motherboard, to hold everything together. If anyone could link me one that would be compatible, it would be very much appreciated.

Here's what I have to use so:

Intel Pentium 4 640 Prescott CPU @ 3.2Ghz w/ HT [Socket 775 LGA]
512MB DDR2 RAM PC2-4200 @ 533Mhz
Western Digital 80GB HDD [IDE]
NVIDIA GeForce 512MB 9600GSO GPU [PCI-E x16 2.0]
APEVIA X-Trooper Jr Case w/ Side Window
ATX-TL450W-BK Power Supply

I was looking at this one:
MSI G31TM-P21 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=775+ddr2+motherboard

However, I'm a little worried that it doesn't support my CPU/RAM too well.. can anyone clarify?

Thanks in advance,
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  2. But u can spend $300 and have a machine that would kill this one.
  3. nikorr said:



    Ahh I see... I decided to look @ the manufacturers websites for CPU compatibility and I actually found some information which newegg did not have... which is not so surprising actually.

    For example, these MOBOs support the Intel Pentium 4 640:

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130556
    CPU support list: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-P26.html#/?div=CPUSupport

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130555
    CPU support list: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-P28.html#/?div=CPUSupport


    The difference with these new boards is that they use DDR3 RAM, so I'll have do ditch my existing DIMM,
    But... RAM is quite cheap --> 8GB for ~$30-35 at my local store.
    http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_311_312_611&item_id=032986
    http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_311_312_611&item_id=032949

    Come to think of it... I can also buy the motherboards @ my local store...
    http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_343&item_id=045997
  4. nikorr said:
    But u can spend $300 and have a machine that would kill this one.


    Very true, but I already have a main computer. The point of this is just to recycle old parts because I would hate throwing them away if they are perfectly functional.
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  6. Thanx for the vote rex000 : )) Good luck!
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