In an earlier post a few weeks ago, I asked for help on why my new video card would not install. As it turns out, I have the worst mobo in the world. I've since did more research and googling, and it turns out there are numerous threads about the same mobo I have with the same problem of installing new video cards. The common fix was to replace the mobo.
So that is what I plan to do. Attached is my current computer specs from HP website. Current mobo is a Carmel2 with H61 chipset, LGA 1155 socket, micro-ATX. I've upgraded the CPU to icore 5 (sandy bridge) and upgraded PSU to 520 watts.
I've attached an ASUS P8H61 mobo I think should work with what I have. I'm not looking to overclock, or dual video cards. Just looking to be able to install a decent video card for casual gaming. Will this ASUS mobo work for me? I have noticed that my current dimensions are 9.6 x 9.6 and this ASUS board is 9.6 x 7.8, but it is listed as a micro-ATX. Not sure if this will be a problem.
Also, I have contacted MS just to confirm I will be able to reactivate my windows and they have confirmed it for me. Any insight into this mobo and other helpful tips would be appreciated.