Can I hard core game on a G41 micro?? (replacing broken P35 mobo)

Accidentally knocked my 4-5 yr old self-built computer over and I think I may have damaged my mobo (won't get past post on startup). I'll list my specs below but I was wondering if I am able to just replace the mobo since I'm not able to spend much on replacing everything.

(Broken) Abit IP35 Pro XE
Core 2 Quad 9300
AMD Radeon 6870 (keep this in mind)
8GB DDR2 RAM

The computer was still running like new so I'm comfy with just replacing the mobo. The only problem is I can't find any P35 mobos on newegg and as far as I can find, my only alternative are G41 micro mobos. Will it be able to handle an AMD Radeon 8700??

Original mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127050
Considering this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130675

Thanks!
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  1. heliosai said:
    Accidentally knocked my 4-5 yr old self-built computer over and I think I may have damaged my mobo (won't get past post on startup). I'll list my specs below but I was wondering if I am able to just replace the mobo since I'm not able to spend much on replacing everything.

    (Broken) Abit IP35 Pro XE
    Core 2 Quad 9300
    AMD Radeon 8700 (keep this in mind)
    8GB DDR2 RAM

    The computer was still running like new so I'm comfy with just replacing the mobo. The only problem is I can't find any P35 mobos on newegg and as far as I can find, my only alternative are G41 micro mobos. Will it be able to handle an AMD Radeon 8700??

    Original mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127050
    Considering this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130675

    Thanks!

    raedon 8700??? your not getting mixed up are you we are currently in the 7 series unless your talking about cards from years ago
  2. i would also check your psu first before you blame your motherboard they can cause all sorts of problems
  3. jasont78 said:
    raedon 8700??? your not getting mixed up are you we are currently in the 7 series unless your talking about cards from years ago


    My bad 6870...it's late haha (fixed in OP)
  4. jasont78 said:
    i would also check your psu first before you blame your motherboard they can cause all sorts of problems

    I plan to but I'm trying to figure out if I need to replace it if I will lose performance if I switch to a micro board which are designed with more day-to-day things in mind.
  5. heliosai said:
    I plan to but I'm trying to figure out if I need to replace it if I will lose performance if I switch to a micro board which are designed with more day-to-day things in mind.

    the only thing you should realistically lose is overclocking headroom
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