My name is Vinny..I have an old gateway essenial 500 PC running windows 98SE..I need to replace the motherBoard..I managed to find the same exact board on ebay..It is a
Jabil BX MB R3 w/Intel 550MHz Slot1 Pentium3 Processor..
I am running 256 of ram a 16 meg 3dfx voodoo card and a sound blaster 128pci sound card..
this is an old machine i'm trying to bring back to life so I can recover the music files and games on the hard drives.I know there are other ways to recover the files..i might even be able to put the drive in my new dell..The drive I need the files on is a slave drive i setup myself..But I would like to bring this old machine back if possable..
So I was just wondering what I would need to do as far as configuring goes..My thought is that since the 2 mother boards are the same..Same chips as well..So is it just a simple swap or is there more to it then that..
I have installed cd burners, hard drives, video and sound cards and memory..But I have never tried changing a mother board..
If this is to advanced for me..Would I be able to put it in my new dell running XP home edition..The slave drive doesn't have an operating system on it..I only used it for storage space..
I could really use some help