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bbcmicro
December 14th, 2006, 12:48 PM
I need a replacement motherboard for my PC.

I have a dead motherboard (Gigabyte GA-8I915PDM) Which I can't find a replacement for anywhere on the interent. This is a pain in the bum as I want to keep my OEM geniune copy of XP which was preloaded with drivers, etc. and in true annoying fashion, the original PC supplier did not give me and install CD)

So, I need a Pentium 4 LGA 775 motherboard with SATA interface, and support for my existing memory (2 sticks of DDR2 512mb)

How much should I pay for one, and do any of you have links to particular products/suppliers (UK)?

Thanks.

//edit
I get no results for Gigabyte GA-8I915PDM but I get a few for Gigabyte GA-8I915PDG...looking into this now.

bbcmicro
December 14th, 2006, 12:55 PM
Sorry for the quickfire posts, buy this is the only supplier of the similar motherboard I could find in the UK.

http://www.techstore.co.uk/detail.php?prodLineID=85338

What do you think? I would like your opinions :)

My Grandparents put some money in my bank account a while ago specifically to repair my PC about 6 months ago, when it had all; my GSCE work on it. At the time I thought I could repair it quickly, but I didn't. Since which I have done all the work again. I think it should cover the cost.

dongfeng
December 15th, 2006, 12:09 AM
Are you sure GA-8I915PDM is correct? Google gives nothing.

What socket, etc is your mainboard?

If you can't find an identical one, I have bought from this seller on eBay with good results. The prices are good too!

http://computers.search.ebay.co.uk/_For-Intel_W0QQcatrefZC12QQfrppZ25QQsacatZ101198QQsassZ bitzotech

GA-8I915PDG has an 800MHz FSB, so make sure the relacement board can support it (some older ones are just 512).

dongfeng
December 15th, 2006, 12:17 AM
I bought this board last week to upgrade my desktop (the board has 4 memory slots, rather than the 2 that the old board had):

http://search.ebay.co.uk/120063858251

It has 800MHz FSB and SATA, as well as onboard LAN and sound, which matches what your original board had.

And I highly recommend it :)

bbcmicro
December 15th, 2006, 08:34 AM
What socket, etc is your mainboard?


So, I need a Pentium 4 LGA 775 motherboard

What's "mPGA478 socket"?

carlsson
December 15th, 2006, 10:22 AM
478 is the second generation Pentium 4 socket. Those sold today typically use the socket 775, as you initially posted. It suggests your PC is rather new, but no warranties remain and no replacement motherboards available?

bbcmicro
December 15th, 2006, 12:14 PM
Nope .