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Well you just might try that Foxconn motherboard, it could save your bacon. For the record, Foxconn have been in the industry for quite a long time, but only in the last few years started making their own motherboards. Previously, they manufactured parts for motherboards, meaning that you could buy a fancy new HP computer and find inside that Foxconn have made parts of the motherboard. So they do know their stuff. You can read up on them here.
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I just put in the order for the foxconn from tigerdirect.com, good god I hope this does the trick.

I do have a question though. Will I have to reinstall windows when I install the new motherboard? Or is there a way to just wipe off all the drivers and stuff that I installed for my current motherboard?
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Seeing as it's the motherboard you're replacing, and the system is currently unstable, I would completely format the hard drive (good format, not just quick) and start again. It will most probably work, though, and just run through the "Found New Hardware" wizard for the new motherboard components, but it may just load an unstable version and you might think you've wasted your money...
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Alright thanks, I figured thats what I would have to do. Just needed some confirmation. I'll post back When I get the new board installed.
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Okay, I've got the motherboard. But there is a big problem. I'm getting lots of conflicting information about which motherboard I actually received. The model number of the board advertised on tigerdirect.com and on the receipt was NF4SKAA-8EKRS but the model number of the board I received is NF4SK8AA-8EKRS. Also in the manual it doesn't mention supporting dual-core cpus but on tigerdirect.com it does. IM SO CONFUSED and don't know what to believe. Please help me out here.
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Hello silly mortals,

I would believe what the Board and manual says. If you received a different model then advertised then I would contact TigerDirect and send it back. Your new mainboard supports a socket 939 Processor Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 type CPU.
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Hey, so what happened? Has the new one fixed up your stability issues?
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