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Upgrading an old IBM Netvista 8305-NUN

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July 14, 2012 7:00:15 PM

Hello everyone,

This is the first time I try something like this (I normally buy used PCs and only upgrade disk/memory/graphics card). I own an old IBM Netvista 8305-NUN which looks somehing like this http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/IBM-NetVista-8305-... . I an currebtly on a very low budget but I would like to upgrade/mod it. I am thinking about buying this CPU http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... with this motherboard http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Now I know this is a microATX motherboard. The question I have is : would it fit the Netvista's computer case? Would the power supply be enough for the new motherboard?

I have no manuals for the Netvista, so I don't know if this is a ATX case or anything different (and I know almost nothing about computer cases/power supplies). So I decided to ask you knowledgeable people to give me some advice.

I can provide pictures if needed. Thank you in advance.

Sergio.

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July 14, 2012 7:19:32 PM

Those dont look like they draw much power I would check the power supply and see if it has the full 24 pin main connector and the 4 pin aux on it. If it does not have both of those i can tell you for sure the psu wont work. The crazy power supplys in thoes small machines are usually more money than a new case with some cheap psu (though i don't bet on crappy psu's unless i have to) If it does have the 24 pin + 4 pin post the specs on the side 12+ rail ect... it just may be enough :) 
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