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epics

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Want to know if this would be compatible with my current motherboard

current mother board as far as i know according to SiSoftware

ASUStek computer inc
Multi Processor support (no)
MPS version 1.40
model: emery2
SN: MB-1234567890


these are the three products

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130325
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817152030
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115032

also how would i go about updating a bios... or would i need to purchase a new motherboard? this one doesnt seem to let me access all 500 gigs of my hard drive, just 200
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Emery2 is also known as the P5LP-LE board, a board made specifically for HP/Compaq by Asus.

The bits should work together but you quite often find that machines built by specific vendors are generally limited in terms of upgrade ability alone. That computer comes with a 7300 card as standard, an 8800GTS is quite a big step up from it. I have seen a computer from this week alone that could see a 7950GT card but wouldn't talk to a 3870 x2 card. The machine wasn't much older than yours.

If you're not sure how to update the BIOS then please don't do it. According to the specs of your machine from HP, your machine was only fitted with a 200Gb hard drive, not a 500Gb.
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well, i would buy a new motherboard its just that i know so little about them its completely unknown territory >< the type of hard drive or CD drives i have wouldnt matter in buying a new motherboard would it? also does the motherboard make a huge difference in performance?

im ordering all my parts off newegg.com so if you want to post up a recommended motherboard it would be nice.

Edited by epics, 22 June 2008 - 07:43 PM.

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If you are a big gamer, I would recommend the E8400, it has a awesome overclock and runs at 3.0ghz stock clock.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037
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