Need to replace Foxconn C51GU01 - Help!
Posted 30 November 2008 - 07:07 AM
Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:03 AM
Other than this Foxconn, I can see no other boards available that would fit the Gateway BTX case and support the AMD cpu, and all the used C51GU01's for sale are broken. There are a few Intel BTX boards around at reasonable prices, if you're willing to replace the cpu as well.
I've already obtained an ATX-form MSI socket 939 board on eBay for $35, and plan to transplant everything to that board and then into my son's homebuilt ATX computer that's currently running a single core Athlon XP. It should be a nice upgrade for him.
I guess a "better late than never" post may be in order. Took mine a little longer that two years, actually, 1 month shy of being three years. Have read a couple of threads on this forum and can see I am not alone with this Gateway problem. The one good thing about this is that the problem helped me find this forum.
When Gateway was starting out and had not cost reduced their product to the present point, I was responsible for the purchase of over 1200 of their units by the company I worked with. So, even though I retired over 10 years ago, have stuck with them. Still believe they are a good company, but, stuff happens.
Now my question. Keep in mind I fell off the "bleeding edge" about 10 years ago, and even though am doing a lot of reading, am not doing a lot of understanding. Would like to replace the motherboard, cpu and memory in my present Gateway. Would be nice if the motherboard will support my present IDE drives and DVBs. Guess the bolt pattern This will be for my grandson since am building a bare bones unit for personal use.
Any suggestions appreciated.
Posted 03 January 2009 - 12:16 PM
Posted 15 February 2009 - 10:26 PM
Posted 25 March 2009 - 02:54 PM
C51GU01 = garbage
screw you foxconn
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