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I think there is something wrong with my motherboard so I need to replace it, my CPU, RAM, and while I'm at it, my case.

Case: Coolermaster Centurion 5 Silver https://www.aria.co....productId=16357

Motherboard: Abit IP35 Dark Raider Motherboard https://www.aria.co....productId=27449

RAM: Patriot 2GB PC2-6400 C4 Extreme Performance (2x1GB) https://www.aria.co....productId=26802

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz (775) https://www.aria.co....productId=27972

I'm using my old HDD which is a Maxtor 200mb 3.0gb/s SATA. A Floppy drive a CD drive, the NVidia 8800 GTX reference card (https://www.aria.co....productId=27431), and the Xilence 700W PSU Gaming Edition (https://www.aria.co....productId=26715).

I'll probably get this CPU fan: Akasa AK-960E Heatpipe Cooler https://www.aria.co....productId=24672 because I think the CPU is OEM.

So would this work? I'm mainly worried about the heatsink and graphics card not fitting in the case. But also I don't know how to tell if the RAM is non ECC or un buffered (which is what the motherboard requires).

Thanks a lot guys.
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That looks good. You won't be needing the CPU cooler because it appears that the CPU you have shown is retail.

I have installed a 8800 GTS in a simular CoolerMaster case without any issues. RAM that has ECC will definatly tell you that it does. It doesn't show non-ECC because all your "mainstream commercial" RAM is non-ECC.

Remeber that you will need to repair install Windows but a complete reformat would be ideal.
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thanks a lot for the speedy reply.

How come I would need to repair the OS...is it because of the motherboard?

I can't do a reformat because I have important data on my hardrive, and I am doing this upgrade because my computer is broken and won't turn on. So I need these new parts before I can actually copy off the hardrive to somewhere safe. I would have upgraded my harddrive to a SATA 2 one if I didn't still need the data on my current one, it is also horribly loud.

By the way what's the deal with high density and low density RAM, do I need to worry about this?

I think the CPU is OEM because on the website it said that products that didn't specifically say they were retail, should be considered OEM. That is why I think I'll nee a heatsink.

Also, is there about an inch and a half space after your GTS? Because the GTX is longer.

Motherboard manual: http://www.abit.com....KET_TYPE=LGA775

Edited by Alt Ctrl Delete, 16 October 2007 - 01:49 PM.

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When you say it won't turn on do you mean it does nothing when you press the power button? Does it power up but not POST?

The repair install needs to be done because of the motherboard change. Here is a guide: How to Repair Install Windows XP

I will have to check on the space on that card. It was a friends computer that I built. I don't recall it ever even being close.
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OK - thanks

I mean that the computer powers up, but the screen doesn't detec that the computer is on at all. I posted this in more detail in the components section of the forums. I think it is a motherboard problem because it was still the same problem with my old psu and graphics card in it.

I am going to be repairing Vista, I'm hoping it will be similar.
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