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I want to upgrade my Gateway E4610S, same case...what is the best motherboard yo

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October 2, 2012 9:36:53 PM

I want to upgrade my Gateway E4610S with a new motherboard and CPU. Current Specs:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2-CPU
6300 @ 1.86GHz

I want to keep the case.....just upgrade the motherboard and CPU as far as it can go.....what do you have for options?
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October 2, 2012 9:52:10 PM

buy a new case. they are cheap, and you'll probably run into a bunch of problems with the gateway case anyway (airflow, parts fitting, etc).
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October 3, 2012 2:11:22 AM

Unfortunately, that motherboard is a microBTX size board. The mountings for it are entirely proprietary, and are not supported by an modern motherboard. It's been phased out years ago.

You'll have to get a new case as no modern MB will fit the microBTX mountings in your old case. Sorry.
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October 3, 2012 6:02:49 AM

Oh, it is sentimental.....there are no more motherboards in that series?....what about the processor....can it be upgraded.?I have other nice desktops and cases....but I REALLY like this system.
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October 3, 2012 7:54:42 AM

Sorry. It's time has come. There's no CPU upgrade for it either.
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October 3, 2012 5:48:15 PM

well thank you.....so, so sad :( 
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January 9, 2013 4:07:37 PM

Black_Siberian said:
well thank you.....so, so sad :( 

Not entirely true. I have several of these cases as well, and have been looking at possible upgrades. Gateway made two more microBTX boards that are newer chipsets, with more options, processor-wise, that may be possible to use: look at the mobo for the 4620s, and the E-6610 (Lavacot). The 4620s has better processor options, but you take a hit in memory bandwidth (12.8GB/s vs 6.4GB/s) while the E-6610 is faster (10.6GB/s) with the highest processor options being the Q6600/Q6700 ($$$) and the extreme QX6600/6700. Good luck!
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