1. Post #1
    Gimmmik's Avatar
    August 2008
    831 Posts
    Hello Facepunch,

    I ordered a few parts to upgrade a really old compaq desktop. I ordered these parts

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=11340292

    When I got everything hooked up the motherboard was the thing that turned out to be shit. So what kind of motherboard would be the best value for an upgrade that uses an IDE hard drive and all that stuff on the list. I don't want to spend more than $70 on this crap computer and I live in California. It's really old and has a crappy built in card reader and a lot of weird looking USB cords I don't really know what they are, but the cords have 4 pins next to each other equaling 8 pins. :]

    Thanks Facepunch

  2. Post #2

    July 2009
    45 Posts
    Specs?

    Edited:

    Wait, why did you get a $40 PCI video card?

  3. Post #3
    Gold Member
    ThePunisher1's Avatar
    December 2006
    1,525 Posts
    Take a picture of this computer, external and internal shots would be nice.

  4. Post #4
    McSanchez's Avatar
    April 2009
    887 Posts
    Just build a new comp.

  5. Post #5
    Gimmmik's Avatar
    August 2008
    831 Posts
    It's just for a friend doesn't need to do much at all. I'll get pictures in a minute.

    The motherboard will pretty much make the computer new hence we already bought a processor, ram, hard drive, dvd burner and a piece of shit video card.

    Edited:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186151 I'm thinking this one.
    Edited:


    Bad picture sorry!

  6. Post #6
    JohnEdwards's Avatar
    July 2007
    4,954 Posts
    Please be a troll

    Edited:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128379 get that then chuck the 5200 as the 3200 is more powerful

  7. Post #7
    Gimmmik's Avatar
    August 2008
    831 Posts
    Please be a troll
    Just trying to help a friend doing a small upgrade on a crap computer is all.

    I am replacing the old motherboard just trying to find a new one, I'm still trying to learn about computer building, but thank you.

  8. Post #8
    JohnEdwards's Avatar
    July 2007
    4,954 Posts
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128342
    and
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125251

    Edited:

    Just trying to help a friend doing a small upgrade on a crap computer is all.

    I am replacing the old motherboard just trying to find a new one, I'm still trying to learn about computer building, but thank you.
    yeah ask before you order,

    Edited:

    yeah he has a socket 939 mobo with an agp slot and looks like DDR slots

  9. Post #9
    Gold Member
    SilverHammer's Avatar
    April 2006
    4,604 Posts
    That looks exactly like my mobo

    gotta love that

  10. Post #10
    Gimmmik's Avatar
    August 2008
    831 Posts
    Both the Hard Drive and DVD burner are both IDE and there is only one of these. Is it possible to hook up them both and plug it into the single IDE channel? There is only one and I think that might be a problem.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136112
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151175

    Sorry... just trying to learn. Looked it up on google and it says I can, but it effects performance.

  11. Post #11
    JohnEdwards's Avatar
    July 2007
    4,954 Posts
    the 780G I posted has 2 slots for 2 ide drives

  12. Post #12
    Gimmmik's Avatar
    August 2008
    831 Posts
    I decided to go with the 740G, but can I hook that up in one IDE cable and it would work? It's a cheap computer for a friend.

  13. Post #13
    JohnEdwards's Avatar
    July 2007
    4,954 Posts
    uhh I don't think so I mean you may but usually that is used for HDD to HDD

  14. Post #14
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    July 2008
    17,590 Posts
    First few computers I built used one IDE cable for HDD to CD

  15. Post #15
    Gimmmik's Avatar
    August 2008
    831 Posts
    uhh I don't think so I mean you may but usually that is used for HDD to HDD
    Well the dvd drive and the Hard Drive both have like 20x2 pins or something like that. I don't think they will both plug into the motherboard with separate cables. The old motherboard has 2 of them so it. doesn't really matter.

    http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/3425/sdgs.png
    First few computers I built used one IDE cable for HDD to CD
    You mean you hooked them both up with just one cable and it worked just fine?

  16. Post #16
    nubcakez's Avatar
    January 2008
    2,586 Posts
    It's cheaper and better to buy a new PC than upgrading that old geezer

  17. Post #17
    JohnEdwards's Avatar
    July 2007
    4,954 Posts
    yeah but the southbridge needs to recognize the DVD drive or else it will think you have 2 hdd's

  18. Post #18
    Gimmmik's Avatar
    August 2008
    831 Posts
    So we just have to wish for the best if the southgate can detect it or not?

  19. Post #19
    ReznorT's Avatar
    November 2008
    1,165 Posts
    It's just for a friend doesn't need to do much at all. I'll get pictures in a minute.

    The motherboard will pretty much make the computer new hence we already bought a processor, ram, hard drive, dvd burner and a piece of shit video card.

    Edited:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186151 I'm thinking this one.
    Edited:


    Bad picture sorry!
    :froggonk:

    It makes more sense to build a new one then upgrade something which is 10 years old

    Edited:

    And that isn't an AM2 board, it looks like a 479 or something AMD

  20. Post #20
    JohnEdwards's Avatar
    July 2007
    4,954 Posts
    So we just have to wish for the best if the southgate can detect it or not?
    you really should manage when/how you order things

  21. Post #21
    Gimmmik's Avatar
    August 2008
    831 Posts
    Well the person I am trying to help out ordered the parts and asked me to make the best of it. Should I replace the IDE Hard drive for a sata drive?

    Edited:

    With all the parts I ordered it is practically a new computer. Motherboard, Processor, Hard Drive, Ram, DVD burner and a Crap Video Card the only things that are from the old computer are the case and the power supply... It's like less than $300 total so far and i'm just trying to make the best of my friends mistake.

  22. Post #22

    July 2009
    45 Posts
    It's just for a friend doesn't need to do much at all. I'll get pictures in a minute.

    The motherboard will pretty much make the computer new hence we already bought a processor, ram, hard drive, dvd burner and a piece of shit video card.

    Edited:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186151 I'm thinking this one.
    Edited:


    Bad picture sorry!
    That's a Socket 462/Socket A board.