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working on a little project can any1 help me?

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ok since my mobo on my SOny Vaio PCV-RX650 is bad or cracked i was looking into this


I was wondering if my PCV-RX650 is a 478 Socket i Searched google and i got "i think it is" and all that, So i wanna clarify with you guys. and i if I do this project do you think me and my friend will be successful, in other words will this be hard to do? I have never made a computer before but my friend says he knows what to do. I'm also wondering if i can load 2 hard drives onto this mobo. I was wondering if i can change the dvd/cd drive over to that mobo. Oh and the second harddrive is from an HP instead of a Sony, im thinking that wont work :tazz: also the p4 and all that do i just yank it out? I heard there was like a jelly like substance on it?

thank you, in advandce

Edited by dsd1, 06 March 2006 - 10:30 PM.

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yes, it is...your PCV-RX650 has a pentium 4 CPU, and a pentium 4 cpu can only fit in a 478 Socket, so it must be a 478 Socket motherboard

Will you be successful...well, depends. Some system makers like Dell, HP, Sony use proprietary motherboards, meaning the mobo is designed especially for them

this can manifest itself in several ways, notably size of the motherboard, ie, will a generic motherboard fit inside the case and will all the ports line up

Other potential hangups--power supply may have a special connector, or the system hook up (the connector to power switch, lights, etc) may be proprietary.

Sometimes, putting a generic motherboard in a proprietary setup can eb VERY tricky.


REMOVE the motherboard and take it to the store and see if it matches up with what is there. Take pictures with a digital camera of EVERY connection before you rmeove anything. Then, print it and CAREFULLY label the picture with detailed notes about what goes where--ESPECIALLY the system connections mentioned above (usb, power, speaker, reset switch)
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